Peninsula Police Blotter: Neighborhood crime log

These are excerpts from Peninsula police departments’ daily log of activities. Incidents are listed by city.

Daly City

Baby-formula theft: Someone reported at 1:35 p.m. Jan. 10 from a store at 133 Serramonte Center that a woman shoplifted clothing and baby formula worth $186.49. The suspect was cited for petty theft and released.

San Mateo

Booming bucket: A caller at 8:43 a.m. Jan. 13 from Dartmouth Road and West Fifth Avenue found a 5-gallon bucket with heavy duty clay marked “Dynamite” on the park trail off Fifth Avenue.

Dog bite: A subject bit by a dog while picking up his children at 5:14 p.m. Jan. 14 at 2500 Ensenada Way reported his leg was bleeding but refused medical assistance.

South City

Dubious dealings: A caller reported at 11:52 a.m. Jan. 15 from Clay Ave. that a female wearing a pink tank top and a male in a white shirt near a camouflage painted van appeared to be dealing drugs. The caller did not see a transaction and did not want contact. The suspects were gone on police arrival.

Man on the tracks: Police assisted with aid to County Transit Police at 1:35 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Caltrain Station on Dubuque Avenue with an unknown man wearing a vest who was walking northbound on the tracks.

Redwood City

Wrong note: A mother called for a welfare check on her bipolar son at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 14 at school. The 14-year-old was dropped off at school for orchestra at 5:40 p.m. and was seen throwing a musical instrument into the bushes at school. His dad was enroute to school for an area check. The son returned home.

Park protection: A caller reported at 10:49 p.m. Jan. 15 that an hour ago she was in the park and was harassed by gang members who had an unknown type of handgun. She left the park, leaving her belongings behind, and wanted an officer to escort her back to the park to get the items. The four suspects were wearing red, and the one with the gun was wearing a black 49ers cap backward, a black shirt and black pants, and had a red rag in his back pocket. The man with the gun was in his 20s, 5-feet 9-inches tall.

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