A log of daily events from Peninsula police departments.
No access: Security cameras at a retailer in Hillsdale Mall revealed that an unknown intruder attempted to gain entry to the store with an erroneous access code at 2:30 a.m. and moved the entrance security camera out of the visual field.
Mystery loiterer: A resident reported that a suspicious person was loitering on the 400 block of Milton Avenue at 9:17 a.m. Sept. 19.
Keyed up: The owner of a car parked overnight on the 500 block of Green Street discovered at 6:27 a.m. Sept. 18 that his vehicle had been keyed by an unknown vandal.
Getaway scooter: Security guards at the Target department store, 2485 El Camino Real, phoned police that a known shoplifter had just been taped stealing a stereo and then using a knife to cut the camera cable in the men’s restroom, presumably to conceal the loot being hidden on his person. Officers intercepted the suspect as he rode his red motor scooter toward Kragen auto store and issued him a citation at 10:59 a.m. Sept. 13.
Blackout: A woman claimed the last thing she remembered was buying gas at the Valero station on 2001 Junipero Serra Blvd. at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16 before waking up on her vehicle some 20 hours later on the 800 block of Gellert Boulevard. Her lip and eye were swollen from punches; her purse had been emptied on the floor and $300 was stolen. But her worker’s comp check and personal checkbook were still intact.
Bad names: A man was leaving notes on cars in the parking lot of Steven Engineering on Ryan Way at 7:50 a.m. Sept. 14, calling the car owners bad names.
Fight for fruit: An elderly woman punched a Costco Wholesale loss prevention officer when he approached her for sampling too much fruit at 2:17 p.m. Sept.14 on El Camino Real.