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Archived News Release from 2006

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Police Report Increase in Residential Burglaries in Redwood Shores, Ask for Community’s Assistance

Redwood City, CA - June 23, 2006 - The Redwood City Police Department reports that during the months of May and June 2006, the Redwood Shores area of Redwood City has experienced an increase in home burglaries. Though no confirmed suspects have been seen, neighbors have reported spotting suspicious persons in the areas of some of the burglaries. The burglaries have generally been committed on weekdays during the daytime hours. Entry has been gained through the front or rear door of the residences. Items taken include jewelry, laptop computers, and other items that can be easily carried without drawing attention.

Police officers have distributed a community alert flyer to advise residents of the burglaries, including information on crime prevention and ways to help better secure their homes.

Residents are encouraged to lock their doors and windows when leaving their homes, and activate alarm systems if their home has one. Additional crime prevention tips are available from the National Crime Prevention Council website at www.weprevent.org.

The Redwood City Police Department is asking for assistance from the public:

  • Anyone who observes a suspicious person or vehicle in their neighborhood is encouraged to report it to the Redwood City Police Department by calling 911.
  • Callers should be prepared to provide a description of the suspicious person, including his or her clothing, any associated vehicles, the direction of travel, and other details.
  • Residents in Redwood Shores (and throughout the City) are also asked to talk to their neighbors and share information about whose neighboring homes may be empty during the day, in order to potentially observe and report any suspicious persons in the vicinity.
  • Further, anyone with information regarding any of these burglaries is asked to contact Redwood City Police Detective Mark Pollio at 650-780-7133 or Redwood City Police Officer Jamie Mateo at 650-780-7104.
  • Other community safety tips are available on the City's website.

The Redwood City Police Department is an organization of professionals dedicated to providing excellent service with integrity and respect. The Department’s website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/police.

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Contact:
Sergeant Brian Weiss
Redwood City Police Department
(650) 780-7147

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