Police Blotter: Man's 'Gun Gestures' Scare Drivers, Irate Customer Harasses Bank, Lots of Graffiti, and More

The following information was supplied by the Burlingame Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.


Thursday, April 26:

3:51 a.m., Airport Boulevard: Police were called on a report of a public disturbance, which turned out to be a very loud argument between a taxi driver and his fare. Police helped mediate the situation and both parties went on their way.

11:18 a.m., Chapin Avenue: Police were contacted by a female subject who said she was suicidal. Units were dispatched to her location to take her to the hospital, where she was placed on a psychiatric hold.

11:27 a.m., Paloma Avenue: A resident reported fraud - his or her credit card had been used to make unauthorized online purchases. Police have no suspects yet.

5:09 p.m., Rollins Road: An abandoned vehicle was reported, and turned out to be a stolen vehicle out of San Francisco. The car was towed and the owner contacted.

6:48 p.m., Oxford Way: Someone called the police because they had heard suspicious sounds, and thought there might be a prowler inside his or her home. Police responded and discovered it was just family members returning home earlier than expected.

7:29 p.m., Burlingame Avenue: Police received a report of vandalism - a car had just been keyed and its tires slashed 15 minutes earlier. Police are investigating.

10:03 p.m., Bayshore Highway: Police received a report that a car parked in a restaurant's parking lot had just had its window smashed, and computers stored inside were stolen. Police took a report.


Friday, April 27:

12:34 a.m., California Drive: Beer was stolen from a store.

8:37 a.m., Trousdale Drive: Wayne Rhoads was arrested for driving under the influence.

10:09 a.m., El Camino Real: A resident called to report finding graffiti on his or her garage door, which most likely happened overnight. Police took a report but have no suspects yet.

11:29 a.m., Bloomfield Road: Police were called to break up a physical fight between a realtor and his or her tenant. A report was taken.

11:47 a.m., El Camino Real: A complaint was made about a man panhandling in front of a restaurant. Police responded and advised the person he was not welcome there, and sent him on his way.

12:22 p.m., Ogden Drive: A man reported his ex-wife's boyfriend had sent him a threatening text message. Police looked into the matter but determined no crime had been committed.

1:46 p.m., Bayshore Highway: Police took a report for grand theft by fraudulent credit card use. An investigation is ongoing.

2:10 p.m., Willborough Place: A bank manager called the police because an "irate customer" was continuously calling and harassing bank employees. The manager requested the police contact the customer and ask her to "curtail her phone use." The police complied.

6:30 p.m., Balboa Avenue: Police received a report that four homes in a complex in the 1000 block had been vandalized with graffiti. Police took a report.

7:30 p.m., Bayshore Highway: A vehicle's windows were smashed and a laptop was stolen. Police took a report.


Saturday, April 28:

3:03 a.m., El Camino Real: Dmittri Ivanov was arrested for outstanding warrants.

6:22 a.m., Ralston Avenue: The police were called because a man was sleeping in a business. Police responded and made contact with the man, who said he couldn't walk because of a problem with his leg. Officers helped transport him to the hospital.

7:58 a.m., Davis Drive: The windshield and side mirror of a car were smashed. A report was taken.

8:02 a.m., El Camino Real and Lincoln Avenue: Police received a report that a man was standing in the intersection yelling and making "gun gestures" with his hand. Officers responded and located the man, identified him, and gave him a warning about his behavior.

8:48 a.m. and 8:55 a.m., Quesada Way: One vehicle's window was smashed. A few moments later, a vehicle's side mirror was broken off.

8:51 a.m., Bayshore Highway: Amitt Singh was arrested for domestic violence.

11:35 a.m., Garden Drive: Police took a report of graffiti at an apartment complex.

7:10 p.m., Chula Vista Avenue: Police took a report of graffiti on a building.


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