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Chief’s Community Update

February 14, 2018


This weekly update will include information about the recent efforts of the police department and provide you with information regarding recent incidents, crime trends, and community resource information.  Please take a moment to search our website and take advantage of the features.

Crime and Arrests:    

February 7, 2018                    9:19 PM                                Chevron Gas Station

The suspect, who has been warned and arrested numerous times for trespassing at the Chevron and is actually on probation for trespassing at the Chevron, was yet again at the Chevron.  The suspect was cited and released for the misdemeanor violation of trespassing.

February 9, 2018                        7:35 PM                                Bell Street / Lincoln Ave

The suspect ran a stop sign and caused a collision with another vehicle.  The suspect collided into the victim with such force that the victim vehicle spun out of control and collided into two additional vehicles. Without exchanging information as required by law, the suspect fled the scene.  The Officer who responded to the scene recognized the suspect based on his description and contacted his family member.  The next day, the suspect met with the Officer at the Police Department and confessed to the hit and run.  The suspect said he had just had his license to drive re-issued to him and was excited so he took the car for a drive.  The suspect was cited and released for misdemeanor hit and run.

February 11, 2018                      12:05 AM              1800 block of West Bayshore Road

The suspects, who have been living together for several years in a dating relationship, were engaged in an argument that including yelling and throwing/breaking objects which caused the neighbors to call the police.  Responding Officers began speaking to the first suspect through an open window.  An Officer was speaking to the first suspect requested that she open the door several times, but she refused.  When the Officer informed her that he would be entering through the window if she didn’t open the door, she punched him in the head.  Then the suspect began fighting both Officers who were on scene, when the second suspect appeared inside the apartment.  The officers told the second suspect to open the door, but she refused as well.  When Officers were able to get inside the apartment, they tried to handcuff the first suspect but as they were trying to handcuff her, the second suspect began physically pulling the Officers away from her.  During the struggle, the first suspect got an arm free.  When her arm was free, she told the second suspect all this was her fault before punching her in the mouth causing a bloody lip.  Eventually, the first suspect was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car.  In the back of the car, the suspect began flailing around, yelling, and kicking the interior of the police car.  The first suspect was booked into the county jail for felony domestic violence, battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.  The second suspect was booked into the county jail for resisting arrest. 

February 12, 2018                      4:25 PM                                Chevron Gas Station

The same suspect as above, despite getting cited for trespassing less than a week prior, again went to the Chevron Station and trespassed.  Again, the suspect was cited and released for misdemeanor trespassing.

February 2018 Beat Meeting Schedule

Beat Two

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm

Location: Ecumenical Hunger Program

(2411 Pulgas Avenue, EPA, CA 94303)

Beat Three

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Time: 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm

Location: Peninsula Park Apartments

(1977 Tate Street, EPA, CA 94303)


Beat One & Four

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm

Location: Community Room at City Hall

(2415 University Avenue, EPA, CA 94303)


The February Crime Prevention Newsletter is available on the city website:

http://cityofepa.org/DocumentCenter/View/3561


This year, National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. 

Applications are currently available on the city website for those of you wanting to host a location this year.

http://www.cityofepa.org/index.aspx?NID=411

How to make an anonymous tip to the police:

When providing information to the police, we need specific information about the crime or criminal.  As an example, if you are reporting someone for dealing drugs, we need to know where and when they are selling the drugs, a detailed description of them (white female, blue jeans, red jacket, base ball cap), any description of a vehicle, and any other information you have about the crime.  While I don’t expect you to jeopardize your safety to get this information it is very important for us if we make an arrest.  Not only will your tip provide us with accurate information about the suspect, we are able to serve as a witness to the crime and we can testify in court.  Please use these options for providing an anonymous tip.

You can make an anonymous tip to the police by calling or texting to (650) 409-6792.

Wanted Persons: 

We have several photographs of wanted suspects on the website for the community to view.  To see the photographs, please select the “Wanted Persons” tab, click on the RED “Wanted Persons” icon to view the information.  If you see any of the “Wanted” individuals, DO NOT attempt to contact them.  Please call 9-1-1 and report the information and the police department will investigate the information you provide.

Crime Trends:

Theft from cars and homes: Cases of suspects entering cars and residence through unlocked windows or doors when the owners are absent are increasing.  The suspects often search through the car or residence and take small items of value (cash, jewelry, electronic devices) that are easy to sell.  Please lock your car and residence when you leave.  If you want to leave a window ajar for ventilation, it is recommended that you use a locking device to prevent access.  If you notice anyone suspicious loitering in the area please call us at (650) 321-1112 or 9-1-1 in case of emergency.