Dog Mauls 4-Year-Old, Loud Garbage Collector at Edna, and a Student Steals Beer During Lunch

A roundup of this week's police log includes two animal complaints for aggressive dogs, a juvenile who swiped beer from Safeway during his lunch break, and a complaint that the new garbage collector at Edna Maguire is too noisy.

Tuesday, September 18

10:02 a.m. – A boy had his locked bike stolen from the school bike rack at 700 Miller Ave. It was a black 21-speed hybrid worth about $723.

12:16 a.m. – A caller filed a fraud complaint against a local contractor, saying he gave the contractor $2,500 to do work on his home in January, and the checks were cashed but no work has been done.

Wednesday, September 19

3:15 p.m. – A woman on Camino Alto said someone broke into her car through the locked trunk on Sunday between 9:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. and stole $300 worth of hair and skincare products. The caller said she suspects it as a woman in black BMW, and that since 9/11 unknown people have been following her and stealing items from her.  

Thursday, September 20

8:21 a.m. – A cyclist was hit by a vehicle on Cascade Drive and Marion Ave., and transported to the hospital with injuries.

9:27 a.m. – Cones placed next to two boulders by a stop sign at Buena Vista Ave. and Carmelita Ave. were causing a traffic hazard because you can’t see the cones until you’re right next to the boulders, a caller said.

10:41 a.m. – A portable credit card machine worth $1,400 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on 203 Throckmorton Ave.

12:50 p.m. – A juvenile student who stole beer from Safeway on Camino Alto during his lunch break was taken to the assistant principal’s office. The student was not under the influence. The store manager was contacted but did not press charges, and the school and the student’s parents are handling the incident.

4:37 p.m. – A car on W. Blithedale Ave. was keyed, causing damage to the right front and passenger doors of the vehicle. The caller said she knows who the suspect is.  

Friday, September 21

9:36 a.m. – The new garbage collector at Edna Maguire Elementary School makes a lot more noise and it took about 20 minutes, a caller said. Police advised they contact the garbage company.

3:28 p.m. – An orange tutu-wearing first grader at Old Mill School was reported missing for about 20 minutes. She was last seen at school when she went in to get her brother, but her brother was then with their mother outside the school. She was located with another parent across the street.

7:41 p.m. – A father reported his 4-year-old daughter was mauled by a dog on 4 Park Terrace. She was taken to a hospital in San Francisco with injuries, and underwent surgery on Monday. The father and daughter were visiting from Colorado.

Saturday, September 22

9:22 a.m. – An aggressive dog on a leash was growling and lunged at two kids during a soccer game on Camino Alto. The owner was advised to keep his dog off the community center fields.

12:31 p.m. – An elderly man drove over another man’s foot, hit him on the head, and left in a white Ford SUV southbound on Frontage Road. Police checked the Strawberry side of the highway but were unable to locate him.

9:23 p.m. – A white van reportedly was driving on the soccer fields at 2 Hamilton Drive. Police were unable to locate the vehicle, but there was no damage to the field.

11:28 p.m. – A group of kids were making a lot of noise at the park on Sycamore Ave. 

Sunday, September 23

6:29 p.m. – A dog on Wainwright Place was barking for five hours. The caller said it’s an ongoing issue and asked police to send a letter to the residence about the dog being left alone.

Monday, September 24

12:58 p.m. – The window of a silver Honda Civic on Olive Street was smashed, and a woman’s purse was stolen between 8:30 p.m. and the time of the call.

3:54 p.m. – A 7-year-old was reported missing after he rode off on his bicycle 30 minutes before the report. The caller said the school tried to page him but received no answer, and requested police check her house.

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