These are excerpts from Peninsula police departments’ daily log of activities. Incidents are listed by city.
Crash course: A male driver spun out of an intersection, hit the curb, the sidewalk and a tree and drove down the road with a flat tire on the corner of Bayswater Avenue and Victoria Road before 5:59 p.m. on April 19.
I smell a rat: Before 6:57 a.m. on April 16, someone left a dead rat on a man’s doorstep on the 2300 block of Whitman Way.
Rude gestures: A disturbance call was made at 4:09 p.m. April 18 from Foster City Boulevard for 10 middle school age children who were being rude and making inappropriate gestures toward shopping center customers.
No withdrawal: At 11:32 a.m. April 16 at 300 E. Santa Inez Ave., someone broke into a building and then broke the lock to a deposit box. Nothing appeared to be missing.
Cardboard theft: A theft was reported at 2:37 p.m. April 16 at 1900 S. El Camino Real when a subject was taking cardboard. The adult subject was wearing a white sweater and jeans and driving a white Ford truck.
Road rage: A caller reported that a black Chevy truck with a 35-year-old male driver pulled up next to her, yelled at her and then showed her a knife at 7:02 p.m. April 16 on West Hillsdale Boulevard and Rockwood Court.
Hot off the presses: Arson was reported at 3:26 a.m. April 17 in front of a third-floor apartment in the hallway at 75 Poncetta Drive, Westlake Village Apartments. A partially burned newspaper on a doormat was discovered by the tenants.
Detention: A 13-year-old pushed a teacher twice at 10:25 a.m. April 18, according to reporting party at the school.