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Authorities in San Mateo Searching for Man Who Fled in Stolen Car

The man may have fled in the direction of San Mateo Highlands neighborhood.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, San Mateo and Hillsborough police departments are searching the area near the San Mateo Highlands community for a man whom they say stole a vehicle early Sunday morning.

In a message sent by SMC Alert, at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday, a subject in a stolen vehicle fled eastbound on Hwy. 280 near the Bunkerhill Rd. off-ramp in San Mateo. He is described as a 26-year-old African-American male, approximately 5'4" and 140 pounds with an unknown clothing description.

The subject fled in an eastbound direction possibly towards the San Mateo Highlands neighborhood.

Authorities caution if you see the subject, do not attempt to approach or detain. Call 9-1-1 and give a full description of the subject and the direction of travel. Do  In county jurisdictions you may also contact the Sheriff's Office dispatch at 650-363-4911.

Police officers are increasing patrols in the area and are asking the public's assistance to call 9-1-1 with any information on this subject.

Andrew Marks August 05, 2012 at 11:56 PM
...or are you guys just aggregating news feeds via RSS and pushing it out to your subscribers?
Denise Nelson August 06, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Thank you Joan for sharing the alert. Although I understand that it frustrates many that the car was not included in the report nor the alert, isn't that an issue for improvement from the SMPD alert system rather than Patch? As my mother lives in the area I was able to let her know why the police were there and to stay inside until they were gone. People are trying to be neighborly and help. No one has set out to purposely with hold info. Thank you again Joan. I find these small timely alerts to quell nervousness when there is police action in the area.
Joan S. Dentler August 06, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Thanks for your note Denise. It is frustrating at times when information is limited or slow to be released by authorities---but as you say, it's important to get the most accurate info we have at the time out to the community.
Gurcan Ozmert September 07, 2012 at 05:10 PM
They stole my Ford Van Econoline 150 front of my House in Belmont 3 days ago. Economy is going down and crime is up as usual. My concern is ; what the city of Belmont Police Chief Dan De Smidt do about stopping ongoing crime in our beautiful Belmont? I made an appointment in his office but couldn't talk to him face to face to express my feelings about all this things, rather he appoint a officer to talk to me and he sad that chief is busy.As I understand there is no cameras at the key spots in the city at all.But they put cameras for the red lights runners! I really not feeling safe anymore here, we have kids,families at home. What should we expect next? they broke in to our Houses?! And they do not enough Patrol service at night time., they must put more Patrol to make sure we are safe .I am sure that we all live here in Belmont support them what ever action they will take to make sure we all in safe.But at this moment I really do not feel secure living here. The people coming out of town and rob us from left and right! We have to stud up and put our voice little more louder that our new Chief hear us and hopefully take more serial steps to prevent that , that should be not that easy to come and stole our vehicles in front of our Houses! That is very understandable that he can not put officer to every corner but there is things to be done for sure.People in Belmont: time to wake up and raise your voice , we can not lose this bottle against the bad guys!! Gurcan Ozmert
Denise Nelson September 08, 2012 at 03:16 AM
I'm so sorry you have to go though this! Our Ford van was stolen from our home in Spring, so I do understand how you feel! It was an eye opener to say the least. Even now we no longer feel home is safe. I suggest you take a look at www.crimereports.com to see how much or how little goes on in your neighborhood. We are looking to move to Belmont because the crime is less than our neighborhood. Your frustration is valid. I do hope your stolen vehicle is recovered and undamaged. You are right that the neighborhood has to look out for each other to help prevent more crime. Hope life is a bit easier soon!

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