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Burlingame Police Log: A Drunk Yelling, a Car Burglarized and Strange Meter Readers

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This is the crime bulletin for February 26, 2013 from the Burlingame Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for an alert when we publish this report.

2:06 a.m.: In a show of inter-departmental cooperation, the Burlingame Police Department notified the Humane society that a dead raccoon was reported in the 700 block of Airport Bl.

3:09 a.m.: A vehicle was towed from the vicinity of Escalante Way and Riviera Drive.

4:24-5:20 a.m.: Officers monitored various parts of the town for unsafe driving by early morning commuters.

8:53 a.m.: A resident on Lorton Avenue reported his ATM card had been used fraudulently.

9:20 a.m.: Officers were unable to locate a suspicious vehicle circling the 1500 block of Los Altos Drive.

9:28 a.m.: This time the suspicious vehicle was reported in the vicinity of Sebastian and Trousdale.  Again, the suspicious vehicle was gone before officers arrived to investigate.

10:56 a.m.: The owner of an illegally parked car in the 1200 block of Broadway agreed to move the car after speaking to officers.

2:03 p.m.: Police received a report of a dog barking in the 1300 block of Carmelita Avenue.

4:31 p.m.: After being stopped in the 1800 block of El Camino Real, a driver was cited for driving with a suspended license.

5:08 p.m.: A business in the 300 block of Primrose Lane was paid for services rendered with a bad check.

6:37 p.m.: A citizen turned in ammunition for destruction.

7:32 p.m.: A cab driver was cited in the 800 block of Airport Blvd. for not having the proper permits.

7:32 p.m.: The strange people entering a yard in the 1200 block of Capuchino Avenue were meter readers.

8:11 p.m.: It was discovered by officers that the guy who was running around, yelling at people in the 1500 block of Plaza Lane was drunk.  They took him to the hospital for an injury not related to his drunkenness.

8:28 p.m.: A 50-year-old man was arrested for being drunk in public in the vicinity of Trousdale Drive and Magnolia Avenue.

8:50 p.m.: A taxi driver was stopped in the 500 block of California Drive and discovered to not only be without the proper permit, but was also driving without a license.

9:12 p.m.: Officers opened an investigation into a vehicle burglary.  A car on 1200 Bayshore had a window smashed and a computer stolen.

11:36 p.m.: Police took a report about an earing that was lost in Redwood City.  Apparently a taxi driver admitted to having the earing but was refusing to return it.

Editor’s Note:  Sometimes you might find items in the police log that seem humorous but please remember, the men and women whose job it is to protect us rarely find it funny when they are approaching a drunk person or a building where the alarm is going off.

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