Sheriff’s report, Aug 11
There was only one auto burglary last week: Someone smashed a car window and removed a computer bag from the trunk of a vehicle. Stashing your valuables in the trunk is a good idea, but won’t necessarily save you.
The week also featured public drunkenness and a break-in at a bank-owned house in Montara, a couple of DUI’s, and this:
Deputies stopped the vehicle and found that the driver was not a licensed driver, did not have proof of insurance or registration and he gave the Deputies a false name. He told the Deputies that the vehicle belonged to a family member and he pleaded with the Deputies to let him go so he could to pick up the family member.
08/04/10 @ 1841 hours
Mc Nee Ranch Trail Head
The victim told Deputies that he had parked and locked his vehicle at the McNee Ranch Trail Head at approximately 1730 hours and went for a run. He returned to his vehicle at approximately 1830 hours, and discovered the rear passenger side window of his vehicle had been smashed. Upon closer inspection he discovered his black computer bag had been taken from the trunk of his vehicle.
08/06/10 @ 2020 hours
1200 block of Cedar St., Montara
On Friday, August 6, 2010, at approximately 2020 hours, Deputies responded to Cedar Street in Montara on the report of a suspicious person, described as a white male wearing a camouflage jacket knocking on the front door. It was also reported that the suspicious male had fallen on the resident’s front lawn and appeared to be drunk. Upon Deputies arrival, a white male fitting the description provided by San Mateo County Communications was observed walking slowly and unsteady on Cedar Street at Harte Street. Deputies contacted the subject and could smell the very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person, he had a very unsteady gait and had trouble standing or walking on his own. Due to his level of intoxication, he was not able to provide Deputies with his current residential address. He was arrested and transported to the county jail.
08/06/10 @ 2242 hours
Cabrillo Hwy / San Gregorio Beach
On 08/06/2010, a male driver was observed crossing the double yellow lines and driving on the wrong side of the road on Highway 1 in unincorporated San Mateo County. During contact the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Field sobriety tests were conducted and failed. At the conclusion of the investigation the driver was arrested for DUI and driving with a suspended license. The driver was taken to the county jail.
08/07/10 @ 2314 hours
Bridgeport Dr / Coral Reef, El Granada
Deputies were advised by county communications of a reckless driver. Several parties had called in to report the vehicle was swerving on the roadway and nearly collided head on with vehicles traveling northbound. Deputies spotted the vehicle and observed the vehicle crossing the double yellow lines of the highway. The vehicle hit the right hand curb and went onto the sidewalk before stopping. They contacted the driver and asked for her driver’s license. She handed the Deputies a credit card. Deputies asked the driver if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages before driving the vehicle and she admitted she had. Field sobriety tests were conducted and failed. The driver was arrested and taken to the county jail.
08/08/10 @ 1855 hours
4000 block of Cabrillo Hwy, Miramar
County communications advised Deputies of a reckless driver on Hwy 1. Further update indicated that the vehicle was attempting to pass vehicles on both the left and right sides of the highway. Deputies stopped the vehicle and found that the driver was not a licensed driver, did not have proof of insurance or registration and he gave the Deputies a false name. He told the Deputies that the vehicle belonged to a family member and he pleaded with the Deputies to let him go so he could to pick up the family member. The subject was arrested and taken to the county jail. The vehicle was towed.
08/09/10 @ 0902 hours
Sequoia Dr, La Honda
The reporting party became the victim of a grand theft when unknown suspect(s) took her property. Between June 18, 2010 and June 21, 2010, the victim had a cordless screwdriver, diamond engagement ring, and coin collection taken when her property was being packed and moved from her home in La Honda, CA to her new home in Alexandria, VA. She believes that an employee of Moving Company may have taken her property valued at approximately $650.00.
08/10/10 @ 1050 hours
Date St, Montara
On 08/10/10, at approximately 1050 hours, Deputies responded to a bank owned vacant residence located on Date Street in unincorporated Montara on the report of an open window. The property showed signs of entry and appeared to have been vandalized. The damage / loss is unclear because the bank representative could not be contacted for a statement. A neighborhood check revealed some witness information and juvenile suspect leads.