|03/08/14 09:30||At approximately 9:00pm on 3-17-14, a mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of Summit Road and Tripp Road in Woodside, California.
If you see a mountain lion DO NOT APPROACH IT, especially one that is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation.
Here are a few tips:
Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, and at night.
Keep a close watch on small children.
If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects.
Pick up small children.
For more information about mountain lions click here www.keepmewild.org
|03/06/14 09:51||MEDIA RELEASE / COMMUNITY ALERT
CITY of SAN MATEO POLICE DEPARTMENT
200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403
San Mateo Police Detectives arrested a suspect Wednesday for disturbing behavior towards young girls, after a break in the case through the use of Social Media.
The victim, a 15 year-old female San Mateo Resident, was standing on the sidewalk in the unit block of North Claremont Street on the morning of Feb 18th when the suspect approached her from behind and spoke to her in Spanish, soliciting her for sex. The victim refused the request, and was able to leave the area.
SMPD Officers responded to the area at about 8:20 am, within a few minutes of the incident, and made a thorough check of the area for the suspect – a Hispanic male in his 40’s. The suspect was not located, but officers were able to obtain video surveillance form a nearby store, and confirmed the man in the video was the suspect in this case.
The image from video was published through various social media platforms, with a request for the public’s help. Two additional victims (12 year-old females from San Mateo) responded to the SMPD request and image they received via Facebook, and identified the same suspect as having inappropriate contact with them. Detectives completed additional investigation, and identified the suspect as 41 year-old Roberto “Guadalupe” Micalax of San Mateo.
Micalax contacted an SMPD Officer on Wednesday afternoon March 5th, knowing that he was wanted for questioning on this case. Micalax was arrested, and ultimately transported to San Mateo County Jail on Charges of Child Annoyance, Solicitation for Sex in Public, and Assault with the Intent to Commit a Sex Crime.
SMPD thanks YOU, our public for your help on this case! This is an excellent example of how the community can assist Law Enforcement though the use of Social Media.
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Safety tips on what to teach kids about Stranger Danger are available on SMPD’s Public Safety Blog: www.sanmateopd.org
This suspect in the case above has been arrested. SMPD does not have available booking photos – for booking photos, please contact the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office at email@example.com. For follow-up questions regarding this incident, please contact the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.
Media Point-of-Contact for this case is Detective Sergeant Ryan Monaghan: 650-522-7653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER – JOIN NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH:
• Learn more about Neighborhood Watch at SMPD’s website, http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?nid=675 or
• Contact Officer John Rink Sr., our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator at 650-522-7744 or email@example.com
|03/05/14 10:25||On Wednesday, March 5th, at 10:00 AM, there will be a test of the San Mateo County Coastside Hazard Alert Sirens. This is only a test. This warning system is designed to alert coastside residents of any potentially dangerous incident, such as a Tsunami or flooding. You would receive additional information through SMC Alert in the event of a real emergency.
En miercoles, 5 de Marzo, a las 10:00 de la manana, habra una prueba del sistema de sirenas emergencias en las regiones costales del Condado de San Mateo. Esto es solamente una prueba. El sistema de emergencia existe para notificar los residentes de la costa de qualquier emergencia peligrosa, como un Tsunami o inundacion. En el caso de una emergencia verdadera, recibiran mas informacion importante de SMC Alert.