Peninsula Police Blotter: Neighrbohood crime log

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

South City

Customer harassment: A disturbance was reported at 4:37 p.m. Feb. 17 at Dollar Tree on El Camino Real of a person making racial comments to a customer. A male suspect with long brown hair in late 30s or early 40s wearing a blue windbreaker and black jeans was by the parking lot. He was screaming and tried to push the manager. He was gone on police arrival.

Daly City

TV trouble: A caller reported suspicious vandalism between 8 and 11 p.m. Feb. 16 in the 100 block of Third Avenue when someone cut a television cable.

Redwood City

Dodging discharge: Kaiser Hospital on Veterans Boulevard reported at 9:02 a.m. Feb. 14 an ongoing problem with a transient who is in his 20s and sleeps in the emergency room and refuses to leave. The subject already had received treatment.

Armed robbery: An armed robbery at 11:22 a.m. Feb. 20 at Sequoia station on El Camino Real was reported by a SamTrans supervisor and transit police who were with the victim. The robbery was committed by two male juveniles with a knife or gun. Neither the supervisor nor transit police saw the juveniles, who the victim said were walking toward a shopping center.

San Mateo

Father-son fight: At 9:13 a.m. Jan. 25 from 100 block of Shelburne Place, a 15-year-old boy caused a disturbance with his father. The son had shoved his father, pulled the phone out of the wall and retreated to his bedroom. The father called police from a neighbor’s phone. The son’s behavior escalated into breaking a lamp and glass door on the entertainment center, and the son is on probation for assaulting his father. The son admitted to breaking the lamp and door but denied hitting his father. The boy’s probation officer was contacted, and she requested he be returned to Youth Services Center on a probation violation and that a report be submitted on the battery and vandalism.

Batteries are powering defection from the electric grid

“Minimizing my impact on the planet is something I’ve been working on since I was, like, 13 years old.”

More safe sites for people living in vehicles proposed

“This is not a new model; this is something that’s been utilized around the country.”

Homelessness dipped in San Francisco during pandemic

“Our investments in shelter and housing are resulting in improvements in the lives of people experiencing homelessness and conditions on our streets.”