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San Bruno Police Log: A Stolen Car, Lots of Graffiti a Couple of Cars Vandalized

The following information was supplied by the San Bruno Police Department, and unless otherwise noted, an arrest does not indicate a conviction. Click the "Keep me posted" button for an alert when we publish this report.

 

This is the crime bulletin for February 14-20, 2013 from the San Bruno Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.

February 14, 2013
1:08 a.m.: A man called to report that he had loaned his car to a friend but was having trouble getting the car back because he hadn’t been able to contact the friend for the past few months.

5:26 a.m.: There was a burglary in the vicinity of Shelter Creek and Whitman.

1:56 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to Peninsula Continuation High where a student was suspended but was refusing to leave.  It is unclear if he wanted to stay and take a math test.

2:45 p.m.: The man found lying facedown on the ground in the 200 block of City Park Way was just resting.

4:54 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of  Cottonwood Drive where a young man who had been kicked out of the house was trying to convince his mom to let him have his clothes.

5:30 p.m.: Police received the first of many graffiti complaints.  This one was in the 100 block of Acacia Avenue.

6:30 p.m.: There was a suspicious person hanging out behind a hookah lounge in the 500 block of San Mateo Avenue.  Details on why the person was suspicious are hazy.

February 15, 2013
7:33 a.m.:  A Chevy Impala was stolen from the 500 block of First Avenue.

8:59 a.m.: A man called to report that his sister didn’t return  home from a dentist appointment the day before.  Her car was still at the dentist’s office.

9:02 a.m.:  A 2002 Ford Explorer was stolen in the vicinity of Tanforan Avenue.

12:34 p.m.: Police were notified of a burglary that occurred in the 2200 block of Trenton Drive.  Items missing include a music box, a necklace and some checks.  The burglaries have been happening since November according to the woman who reported the crime.

12:49 p.m.: A woman in the 300 block of Walnut Street called to report that her ex boyfriend came in through an open window then ran away.

6:03 p.m.: A citizen called to report that someone had attempted to open four charge accounts using the callers personal information.  WalMart was the only place that would open the account.

10:24 p.m.: A juvenile female was arrested in the 1100 block of El Camino Real when she was found to be in possession of a bottle rocket.

11:21 p.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Easton where they tried to convince party goers to be quiet.

February 16, 2013
12:38 a.m.:  Police received a report of suspicious people hanging out behind a hookah lounge in the 500 block of San Mateo Avenue.

3:52 a.m.: Police received a report of a man in the vicinity of Fifth Avenue and Walnut who was walking down the street dragging a mattress.  The caller said it was too dark to get a description of the man who was dragging the mattress down the street.

4:25 p.m.: A man loaned his cell phone to a woman in the 400 block of El Camino Real.  She ran away with the phone.

4:53 p.m.: A group of 12-15 male and female juveniles were smoking pot and littering at a park on Bayshore.

11:04 p.m.: Police officers –drunk in public-

February 17, 2013
9:31 a.m.: Officers received a report about a couple of people shooting bows and arrows in the 1800 bock of Crystal Springs Road.

11:40 a.m.: Officers were dispatched to the 800 bock of San Felipe Avenue where a dog had been barking constantly.  The dog and its person were out for a walk when officers arrived on the scene.

February 18, 2013
8:37 p.m.:  Police received a report of graffiti in the 200 block of San Benito Avenue

11:22 a.m.: Police received a report of graffiti in the 800 block of San Anselmo Avenue.  The tags were similar to those reported on San Benito Avenue.

Time Uncertain:  This time the graffiti was spotted in the 200 block of San Diego Avenue with similar tags to previously reported graffiti complaints.

3:15 p.m.: This time the graffiti was reported in the 200 block of Santa Maria Avenue.

February 19, 2013
8:04 a.m.: There was new graffiti in the 800 block of San Anselmo Avenue.

8:13 a.m.: Police received a report from a citizen in the 500 block of San Anselmo Avenue that graffiti was sprayed on the side of a business.

Time Uncertain:       A citizen reported more graffiti, this time in the 700 block of San Anselmo Avenue.

8:55 a.m.: Police discovered that the graffiti epidemic had spread to Linden Avenue.

8:58 a.m.: The graffiti was now found in the 1700 block of El Camino Real.

8:58 a.m.: A vehicle parked in the 200 block of Santa Dominga Avenue had four windows broken the vehicle was keyed.

11:34 a.m.: Police received a report from a business owner in the 1600 block of El Camino Real the graffiti tagger had once again expanded his territory.

3:54 p.m.: Police began an investigation into a car theft that occurred in the 1000 block of National Avenue.

February 20, 2013
Time Uncertain: More graffiti was reported in the 800 block of San Anselmo Avenue.

9:57 a.m.: Does the spray paint ever run out?  This time the graffiti was reported in the 1600 block of El Camino Real.

Time Uncertain:  Car vandals struck in the 900 block of Cherry Avenue where a car had all four tires punctured.

4:12 p.m.: A citizen called police from the 1900 block of Donner Avenue to report that they were unable to leave their home because of the large dark brown pit bull that was outside the front door.

5:51 p.m.: A citizen in the 2700 block of Oakmont Drive called t complain about the pack of coyotes that has been visiting his yard regularly over the past few weeks.

Editor’s Note:  Sometimes you might find items in the police log that seem humorous but please remember, the men and women whose job it is to protect us rarely find it funny when they are approaching a drunk person or a building where the alarm is going off.

Editor’s Note:  Sometimes you might find items in the police log that seem humorous but please remember, the men and women whose job it is to protect us rarely find it funny when they are approaching a drunk person or a building where the alarm is going off.

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Viviana Marrone March 08, 2013 at 06:28 PM
Uh, the items in the police log are humorous because that's the way the writer presents them, not because the incidents are humorous (except the guy resting in the gutter!) - really, the police log is now the most entertaining part of The Patch!

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