Half Moon Bay and Sheriff's Office Police Blotter – April 19-28, 2011

Drugs, Burglary, ID, Grand Theft, Vandalism, Warrant Arrest, Disorderly Conduct.

April 19

10:01 a.m., Princeton Harbor: Theft. A crab fisherman called to report that another fisherman stole his crab pots from various parts of the ocean off the coast of Half Moon Bay.

8:22 p.m., Scenic Drive, La Honda: Warrant Arrest. Deputies responded to Scenic Drive in La Honda to attempt to serve a warrant. They contacted the male subject, confirmed the warrant, arrested him and took him to county jail.

Unknown time, 400 block of St. John: ID Theft. Officers were contacted by a woman who reported fraudulent charges on her credit card and on her credit report. The victim believed unknown suspect(s) hacked the computers of an online company she made a purchase from.


April 20

10 a.m., 0-100 block of North Cabrillo Highway: Burglary. Officers responded to a report of theft from a tip jar at a coffee house. A patron confronted the transient male suspect, who in turn threatened verbally to “kill her.” Officers contacted the subject at his encampment and located several stolen items in plain sight, including a laptop computer and a patio bistro set stolen from a drug store almost three weeks before. The suspect was arrested on several charges and transported to county jail.

2:07 p.m., Capistrano Road, Princeton: Drugs. Two subjects were contacted during a traffic stop. A consensual search of their vehicle yielded a backpack containing methamphetamine, cocaine and psilocybin mushrooms. Both were arrested and taken to county jail.

9:45 a.m., 1000 block of Date Street, Montara: Auto Burglary. Sometime between 11 p.m. on April 21 and 9:45 a.m. April 20, unknown suspects made entry into the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole his camera. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the victim’s residence on Date Street.


April 21

7:35 p.m., 100 block of Bonita Street, Moss Beach: Warrant Arrest. Deputies went to the listed address to contact a subject for an outstanding warrant. The subject was contacted, the warrant was confirmed and he was taken to county jail.


April 22

12:32 a.m., 100 block of San Mateo Road: Theft. Officers took a report of the theft of beer from a convenience store. Three males fled on foot, each with a case of beer.

2:45 p.m., Carlos and Sierra streets, Moss beach: Vandalism. Three juveniles were contacted while using spray paint to tag a wall in an empty lot in the area of Carlos Street. The juveniles admitted to the tagging and were released to the custody of their parents.

5:22 p.m., 0-100 block of North Cabrillo Highway: Theft of personal property. Officers responded to the theft of a purse from a shopping cart after the victim mistakenly left it in the cart. When she returned, it was gone. The woman contacted police later and said she had found her purse.


April 23

10:22 p.m., San Mateo County: Outside agency assist. Officers assigned to the county’s Gang Task Force contacted a group of gang members who were seen loitering. One juvenile probationer was found hiding in the back of a vehicle with a case of beer. He was arrested for violation of his terms of probation and transported to Hillcrest Juvenile Detention Facility.


April 24

1:01 a.m., Cabrillo Highway and Capistrano Road, Princeton: Incident Report. A subject called for a cab ride from Hillsdale Mall to the coast, then ran from the cab without paying. The suspect was later found and agreed to pay the driver so that no charges would be filed.

7:27 a.m., 1100 block of Old La Honda Road, La Honda: Vehicle Recovery. Unknown suspect(s) took a victim's car without his consent.  The suspect(s) then drove the vehicle to an isolated area in La Honda and set it on fire.  The vehicle was completely gutted and was assessed to be a total loss.  The victim filed a stolen vehicle report with the San Francisco Police Department since the vehicle was stolen in its jurisdiction.

6:23 p.m., 600 block of North Street, Pescadero: Incident Report. Deputies received a call of a pit bull attacking another dog in a yard on North Street in Pescadero. Upon arrival, authorities made contact with the reporting party who stated that the neighbor’s dog went into her back yard and attacked her dog. The owner of the pit bull came to the house, grabbed his dog, then left. The reporting party stated this is the third or fourth time this has occurred so she decided to report it.

7:40 p.m., Cabrillo Highway and Pescadero State Beach: Auto Burglary. Unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle by smashing the window with an unknown object.  The suspect(s) then removed two purses and a duffle bag from the rear passenger seat, including keys, miscellaneous identification cards, $50 in cash, and a cell phone worth approximately $50.  The incident occurred while the vehicle was parked on Highway 1, approximately 1 mile south of Pescadero State Beach.

9:51p.m., Cabrillo Highway and La Honda Road, San Gregorio: DUI. Deputies were approached by a citizen while they were parked in the parking lot of San Gregorio Beach. The citizen told them that a vehicle had just run through a stop sign at a high rate of speed and crashed into the hill on the west side of Highway 1. Deputies contacted the driver and found that she had just left a local bar and was driving home when she lost control of the vehicle. Field sobriety tests were conducted and failed. She was arrested for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and taken to county jail.

11:24 p.m., 500 block of Main: Possession of deceptive government ID. Officers contacted two subjects consuming alcohol in the park after hours. One was found to be in possession of several false U.S. Social Security cards and was arrested for possession of deceptive IDs and consuming alcohol in the park.


April 25

10:20 a.m., 300 block of Main: Traffic collision. Traffic collision: property damage only.


April 26

12:31 p.m., Miramontes Point Road: Warrant Arrest. Deputies contacted two people who were riding on a bike without helmets. One was peddling the bike and to other was riding on the handlebars. A routine check with county communications revealed that one of the subjects had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The warrant was confirmed and the subject was arrested and taken to county jail.


April 27

6 a.m., 900 block of First: Grand theft. Officers were dispatched to a report of theft from a vehicle when unknown suspect(s) took more than $2,700 worth of tools from one unlocked vehicle and two bags containing personal items from another. The combined loss was valued at approximately $3,200.


April 28

4:22 p.m., 0-100 block of Miramontes Point Road: Disorderly conduct. Officers were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated subject sitting behind the wheel of his parked vehicle. The man was determined to be too intoxicated to care for himself and was arrested and transported to First Chance, where he was later released from custody.


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