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Chief’s Community Update

August 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.

 

 

Recent Events:

We celebrated National Night Out Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm.  I would like to thank all of the community members that participated.  Members of my command staff and I were able to visit all of the sites and enjoyed meeting with all who came out.  This was another great opportunity to meet your neighbors and members of the police department.  We had lots of fun and look forward to National Night Out 2019.   

 

CLEAN ZONE:

 

The next Clean Zone is schedule for August 18, 2018.  There will be more in formation in next week’s news letter. 

 

Crime and Arrests:   

 

August 7, 2018                                  4:02 PM                                                Target Store

Between the end of June 2018 and August 1, 2018 the suspect, Sofia Sanchez Nunez (19 y/o EPA Resident), in her employment as a cashier embezzled over $27,000 from Target over 55 incidents.  Nunez admitted to the embezzlement and apologized.  Nunez was booked into the county jail for embezzlement.

 

August 10, 2018                             8:11 PM               East Bayshore Road / Addison St

The suspect, Javier Hernandez Olivares (24 y/o EPA resident), was driving a motor vehicle on the roadway when he caused a vehicle collision.  When contacted by the police, Olivares showed signs of being under the influence of alcoholic beverages.  Olivares was administered a series of field sobriety tests, which he did not perform adequately.  Olivares was cited and released for DUI.

 

August 10, 2018                                5:51 PM                      Clarke Ave / Runnymede St

The suspect, Willie Clifton, was driving with a broken headlight.  When he was pulled over, Clifton said his license was suspended for not paying child support.  Clifton’s license was in fact suspended so he was cited and released for driving with a suspended license.

 

August 11, 2018                                5:40 PM                        Newbridge St / Laurel Ave

The suspect, a 17 year old male EPA resident, was riding a stolen motorcycle in the wrong lanes of traffic, without a motorcycle helmet on when the police initiated a traffic stop on him.  The suspect responded by turning to look at the police before speeding away on the motorcycle.  The suspect fled from the Officers to the 2100 block of Euclid Avenue where he was apprehended.  When the Officers were trying to handcuff the suspect, he actively resisted their efforts which made it difficult due to his large stature.  The suspect was booked into juvenile hall.

The August Beat Meeting Schedule is as follows:

Beat Two

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018

Time: 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Location: Ecumenical Hunger Program

(2411 Pulgas Avenue, EPA, CA 94303)

Beat Three

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Time: 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Location: Peninsula Park Apartments

(1977 Tate Street, EPA, CA 94303)

Beat One & Four

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Location: Community Room at City Hall

(2415 University Avenue, EPA, CA 94303)

The Crime Prevention Newsletter for August is on the City Website or you can go to the following link:

http://www.ci.east-palo-alto.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/3785

 

 

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.