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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Tuesday May 14th, 2019 :: 02:15 p.m. PDT


Police Press Release: SMPD Arrest Two Juveniles for Burglarizing School

For Immediate Release No. 20190514-030
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
SMPD Arrest Two Juveniles for Burglarizing School
School burglars arrested after one San Mateo resident alerts police to suspicious behavior.
San Mateo, CA – On Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 6:32 P.M. San Mateo Police Department received a 911 call alerting police of a burglary in progress at Baywood Elementary School located at 600 Alameda de las Pulgas. The caller reported suspicious activity to police after they saw two juveniles loitering on school property after hours, carrying backpacks and wearing hooded clothing. Officers quickly flooded the area and apprehended the juvenile suspects as they were fleeing with the school’s electronic equipment in hand. All property was returned to the school and, in accordance with California law, the juveniles were released to their parents after arrest processing for San Mateo County’s Juvenile Court system.
Police have been in direct communication with Baywood Elementary School’s administration during this case. We want our community to know this was an isolated incident and all parties have been accounted for. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact SMPD at (650) 522-7700.
The San Mateo Police Department understands that children must be engaged to stay out of trouble. Our Police Activities League (PAL) hosts youth through programs such as juvenile diversion, police cadets, and a number of enrichment programs. Please visit PAL’s website for additional program information and learn how you can partner with the San Mateo Police Activities League to keep children engaged and out of trouble.
As SMPD continues to investigate this burglary, we want to highlight it was a perfect example of if you “See Something, Say Something” – YOU are our extra eyes and ears! Crimes occur within a matter of seconds, therefore if you see a suspicious vehicle or person contact SMPD immediately – trust your instincts. Please Invest in Surveillance – We are solving more cases thanks to video surveillance; especially those that are street facing. Our officers regularly canvass for available surveillance and you can help us by notifying SMPD that cameras are available in your neighborhood.
15-year-old juvenile male – Daly City resident was arrested for second degree burglary (460(b) PC). He was released to his parents after arrest processing.
15-year-old juvenile male – San Mateo resident was arrested for second degree burglary (460(b) PC). He was released to his parents after arrest processing.
Michael Haobsh
Public Information Officer
Community & Media Relations
Desk: (650) 522-7626


San Mateo, CA Police Department
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San Mateo, CA 94403

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