Following a public message last week regarding an increase in residential burglaries in San Mateo, the Police Department is reporting more home break-ins have occurred this week.
During the past week, San Mateo police have been notified of seven additional residential burglaries in the city.
The majority of the break-ins involve suspects entering homes through unsecured doors and windows, San Mateo Police Sgt. Dave Norris said.
SMPD Officers and Detectives are collaborating around the clock and working in coordination with neighboring agencies, who are also experiencing similar increased burglaries
The Police Department is encouraging the community to help by reporting anything that appears to be suspicious.
- Emergencies and crimes in progress: 911
- Non-urgent matters or direct dial SMPD from mobile phone: 650-522-7700
Anyone with information on current investigations or ongoing crime trends is encouraged to contact SMPD Investigations:
- SMPD Investigations Bureau: 522-7650
- SMPD Secret Witness hotline: 522-7676
- Anonymous Text to SMPD: 262-3473
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A Message from SMPD:
A number of burglary arrests this year would not have been possible or made as quickly without the alert observations of a helpful neighbor. Please help us make your neighborhood safer and take a stand against crime. Please report all criminal behavior, join a neighborhood watch program, and help anyone that might fall victim to a crime. If a Neighborhood Watch doesn’t exist on your block, you can start one with help from SMPD. For additional information about the City of San Mateo Neighborhood Watch Program, call Sgt. Dave Norris at (650)522-7626 or visit our web http://www.cityofsanmateo.org/index.aspx?NID=675 .