Scoring a pack of smokes apparently isn’t easy for underage kids in northern San Mateo County cities.A law enforcement operation on Saturday had underage decoys try to buy tobacco at 161 businesses in Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco and Daly City.Only 14 of the merchants received citations for selling to minors, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.Among the cited were two Walgreens stores in Millbrae. Read More
These types of withdrawals are not allowed at ATMs.
San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who dropped his pants and exposed himself in front of a woman using a bank machine in San Carlos on Tuesday.
The woman said she using a bank machine in Wheeler Plaza, between the 600 blocks of both Laurel and Walnut streets, when the suspect exposed himself. Read More
These alleged meth heads suddenly lost their need for speed — and that couldn’t have come at a worse time.
San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies made two arrests just north of Half Moon Bay on Saturday after they were called about a vehicle that was blocking a driveway on San Mateo Road, which doubles as state Highway 92 in that area. Read More
Follow the money. That’s all Redwood City police officers said they had to do when tracking down a suspected bank robber last month who left a trail of stolen bills that had fallen from his bag.
Kendrick Dorice Roby Jr., 24, a San Mateo transient, was held to answer Monday on felony robbery charges related to the Oct. 22 heist at the BBVA Compass Bank on Woodside Road in Redwood City. Read More
A suspected serial robber who had reportedly pointed a gun at a pregnant clerk’s stomach during one of five recent stickups in Redwood City engaged in a daylong standoff with police Thursday before surrendering about 6:30 p.m.
About 9 a.m., a SWAT team staked out a home on Williams Avenue in the unincorporated Redwood City town of North Fair Oaks. The lone suspect inside the home, 30-year-old Miguel Angel Caballero, refused to surrender, police said. Read More
This fired-up tenant was apparently not bluffing on Friday when he allegedly threatened to burn down his landlord’s home.
Just before 11 p.m., the landlord of a home in the 400 block of Alameda Avenue in Half Moon Bay called San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies, saying a tenant was sending him threatening text messages. Lars Ehlers, 50, allegedly threatened to burn down the landlord’s home after being told he was being evicted, deputies said. Read More
Police are hunting for a gunman who opened fire on a Caltrain train that was passing through the Potrero Hill neighborhood Monday.
Officers were called to Pennsylvania Avenue and Mariposa Street about 7:30 p.m. and met with several witnesses to the shooting. The witnesses told cops they saw a man standing on the overpass with some kind of firearm, police said, and he was shooting at the train. Read More
This ex-firefighter might be totally hosed.
Still being haunted by a bitter divorce and child custody battle that started last year, the disgraced former firefighter was arrested June 14 after San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies allegedly found 16 firearms and 10,000 rounds of ammo stashed in his storage unit in Pacifica. Read More
A man’s car was burglarized while he kite-surfed off the shores of Half Moon Bay on Tuesday, after the burglar apparently watched him hide his keys, authorities said.In a crime sheriff’s deputies say happens all too often along the coast, the kite surfer lost his wallet, which had $50 in cash and credit cards, when he left his car unattended about 2:20 p.m. on state Highway 1 near Johnson Pier. Read More
The nut accused of trying to run his ex-wife and kids off a Half Moon Bay highway with his car last month was sentenced to 10 days of county jail and two years court probation Monday, prosecutors said.Saul Garcia Montelongo, 28, of Half Moon Bay, pleaded no contest to violating a restraining order in connection with the Dec. 28 road rage incident.He was ordered to have no contact with his ex-wife. Read More