Over the last week there have been a few instances of criminal activity which has some residents keeping a more careful eye on their neighborhood.
On Thursday night a car was stolen in the White Oaks neighborhood, closer to Laurel Street. A police report was filed immediately. There has not been any update on this case.
Last Sunday, the San Mateo County Non-Emergency Alert System reported the following:
On 03/26/2011 at 3:00PM, a resident on Richland Court, San Carlos was contacted by a male subject soliciting vehicle paint work. The resident allowed the subject to work on two of her vehicles, which in turn he was paid a sum of cash. At the completion, the subject asked to enter inside of the residence to clean up. After entering the residence, the subject stole a large amount of cash from a desk. The subject left without incident. The work was inspected and determined shabby and not complete. An immediate search of the residence revealed the theft. The suspect is described as a male of Hispanic decent in his 20’s and 5’7″ tall who spoke clear English. He was driving a white, unknown model/make truck with blue tape across the entire front windshield. The San Mateo Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents of this particular scam where residents are solicited for paint work, yard work, and other various construction at their residences. So please be aware of your surroundings and do not accept any offers of this nature. Anyone with information regarding similar cases is encouraged to contact the San Mateo Sheriff’s Office, San Carlos Bureau at 802-4277.