San Mateo Police Department

  • Agency: San Mateo Police Department
  • Address: 200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, 94403 CA
  • Chief: Susan E Manheimer (Chief of Police)
Phone: (650) 522-7700
Fax: (650) 522-7711

San Mateo Police Department is located at 200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, 94403 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Susan E Manheimer. The San Mateo Police Department phone number is (650) 522-7700.

San Mateo Police Department News

San Mateo Police Arrest Four in Connection of Retail Theft San Mateo Police Officers arrest four San Francisco residents in connection with grand theft at Hillsdale Mall. On Monday, November 5, 2018, around 8 p.m., San Mateo Police received a report of an in-progress theft involving four masked suspects, one possibly armed with a firearm, at the Hillsdale Mall. The witness reported the suspects stole a large quantity of merchandise from Victoria Secret and fled in a gray Nissan Rogue with paper plates. San Mateo Police Officers quickly saturated the area and located the Nissan leaving the mall. Officers conducted a traffic stop of the Nissan at the intersection of E. Hillsdale Boulevard and Curtiss Street. For the safety of the community, pedestrian and vehicle traffic on E. Hillsdale Boulevard was temporarily closed in both directions as officers investigated the allegation of a firearm being possessed by one of the involved suspects. All occupants of the Nissan were identified as the theft suspects and were arrested. The stolen merchandise, totaling approximately eight thousand dollars was located inside the Nissan, which was later returned to Victoria Secret. Officers did not locate a firearm, but after further investigation a hammer with a black handle was located that could have been mistaken as a gunstock of a firearm. All four suspects were booked into county jail for various charges. The San Mateo Police Department is actively working this investigation. We are communicating with other law enforcement agencies to determine if these suspects are responsible for additional crimes. ARRESTED: Edie Marika Kittrell 26-year-old San Francisco Resident Booking Charges: Grand theft, conspiracy to commit crime, and commit a felony while on bail. Isaiah Lim 26-year-old San Francisco Resident Booking Charges: Grand theft, conspiracy to commit crime, probation violation, and commit a felony while on bail. Sharmila Kittrell 21-year-old San Francisco Resident Booking Charges: Grand theft and conspiracy to commit crime. Damon Page 22-year-old San Francisco Resident Booking Charges: Grand theft, conspiracy to commit crime, and commit a felony while on bail.

SMPD Arrest Juvenile for Attempted Homicide in Shooting Incident San Mateo Police track down and arrest a 16-year-old suspected shooter in the downtown San Mateo gang-related shooting incident that occurred a week prior. On Oct. 26, 2018, around 9 p.m., San Mateo Police Officers responded to the unit block of North B Street on reports of a possible physical fight. Officers arrived and located a 20-year-old male, resident of San Mateo, in the parking lot of the transit center suffering from a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to the nearest trauma center, treated, and later released. Officers determined the crime scene to be in an alley way to the rear of the 80 North B Street. San Mateo Police Detectives immediately assumed the investigation and worked quickly to identify the shooter and involved parties. Officers canvassed the area for evidence and witnesses and later located the suspected firearm used in the shooting. Based on evidence collected, witness and victim statements, assistance from neighboring police agencies, and surveillance video, Detectives identified a 16-year-old male as the suspected shooter. Yesterday, November 2, around 3:20 p.m., our Detectives tracked down the suspect to California Drive and Howard Avenue in Burlingame where he was safely taken into custody. Detectives followed the arrest with a search warrant at the suspects’ residence located on the 800 block of West Sunset Boulevard in Hayward and additional evidence was collected. The 16-year-old was consequently booked into San Mateo County Juvenile Hall for Attempted Homicide, Juvenile Possession of a Firearm, and Gang Enhancement. This is an on-going investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident or identity of the other involved parties is asked to contact Detective Nicole Von Glahn at 650-522-7655 or by email at Anonymous tips can be submitted at or by calling the SMPD Secret Witness Line at (650) 522-7676. ### Original Release October 26, 2018 On Friday evening October 26th, around 9pm, SMPD Officers were alerted to a disturbance in the area of Tilton Avenue and B Street in Downtown San Mateo. Officers investigating the disturbance were led to a rear alley behind businesses on North B Street and out into the parking lot of the Downtown San Mateo Transit Center. Officers located a 20-year-old male resident of San Mateo in the parking lot of the transit center who was suffering from a single, non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to the nearest trauma center. Officers cordoned off the parking lot of the transit center to search for evidence, and Caltrain did not stop at the Downtown Transit Center during the investigation by SMPD request. It is important to note that this incident did not occur on the train. The San Mateo Police Department appreciates the cooperation of several vehicle owners who were delayed in retrieving their parked vehicles while the necessary investigation was conducted. Both the ground level and underground parking at the Transit Center were canvassed for evidence. SMPD continues to search for additional evidence, and the suspect or suspects in this case are still outstanding. SMPD takes these violent crimes very seriously and will be working relentlessly to solve this case. This was an isolated incident and appears at this point to be gang-related. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact SMPD Dispatch at 650-522-7700.

Happy Halloween to you #SanMateo! Have a spooky good time tonight, but be safe and check your treats before you eat! 🎃👻

#TrafficTipTuesday Here are some Driver Safety Tips for Halloween -Pay attention! There are sure to be a gazillion kids trick-or-treating. So when driving, scan frequently to make sure they aren't running out into the street. -Yield to children. While we hope that all kids know the rules of the road, they don't. So we have to think for them. Even if they are in the wrong, please yield to children to ensure everyone's safety. -Slow down in residential neighborhoods. A suggestion is to drive 5mph slower than posted to allow for a faster reaction time if needed. -Carefully enter & exit driveways. Look both ways and ease into or out of them. -Drive with your headlights on. This is helpful even in the daylight when younger trick-or-treaters are usually out & about. -Stay off of your phone! Not only is it against the law, you definitely wouldn't want to take a chance when there is an increase in pedestrian traffic.

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Yesterday, SMPD responded to a collision involving a boat and a kayaker in the San Mateo Lagoon behind the 600 block of Fathom Dr. For more information see link:

‪SMPD continues to investigate an isolated shooting incident near the Downtown Train Station. More @Nixle :‬

Join us in wishing this cute boy a very happy birthday! AJAX is celebrating his 6th birthday today. We think he looks so cute in his birthday hat. 🐕🎈

In light of yesterday's ride share arrest and the continuation of sharing our safety tips for #CrimePreventionMonth, we want to share these Ride Share Safety Tips with you. There are several basic things you can do to ensure you arrive safely to your destination. 1) Confirm your ride 2) Share your trip, and 3) Trust your gut! See our tip page for more details: The City of San Mateo

San Mateo Police Arrest Ride-Share Driver for Kidnapping and Rape San Mateo Police Detectives arrested a ride-share driver Thursday morning in connection with a violent sexual assault of a passenger, reported in San Mateo on Aug. 14, 2018. On Tuesday, Aug. 14 at about 7 p.m., San Mateo Police received a call from a passerby in the area of the 1400 block of Fashion Island Boulevard reporting that a sexual assault had just occurred. San Mateo Police Officers arrived within two minutes and located the victim. The preliminary investigation showed the victim was in San Mateo around State Route 92 and Grant Street when she was picked up by a man who posed as an Uber driver. The victim stated seeing both Uber and Lyft stickers on the windshield. The victim reported the suspect drove her to a secluded area and sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to escape and with the assistance of a passerby called police as the suspect fled the area in a vehicle. Click here to review the original press release. San Mateo Police Detectives quickly assumed the investigation and began working the case with very limited information and a traumatized victim. Detectives were able to obtain surveillance footage from local businesses, which lead to an image of the suspected vehicle, a gray Toyota hatchback. Multiple search warrants were authored on various companies to include Uber and Lyft. Our detectives filtered through over 1,100 potential suspect vehicles, matching the description, and narrowed it down to 5 potential leads. Additional search warrants were authored to obtain more detailed information, which determined the suspect vehicle was a 2010 Toyota Matrix. Detectives complied information from the victim’s statement, the sketch of the suspect, information collected from search warrants, and developed a profile which lead to the identity of the suspect as 40-year-old Brandon Sherman, a San Jose resident. Sherman was also later positively identified by the victim as the suspect that sexually assaulted her. Today, Oct. 25, 2018, around 9:20 a.m., Detectives and officers assigned to our Crime Reduction Unit arrested Sherman during a traffic stop. Sherman was found driving the Toyota believed to be used during the commission of the crime. A search warrant was served at Sherman’s residence located on the 700 block of Calero Avenue in San Jose and evidence was collected additionally linking Sherman to the crime. Sherman was booked into San Mateo County Jail for Kidnapping with the Intent to Sexually Assault, Rape, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon (all felonies). Our detectives are continuing to investigate whether the suspect may be responsible for additional crimes. Anyone with information about this incident please contact or dispatch center (650) 522-7700 or by email: Anonymous tips can be submitted at or by calling the SMPD Secret Witness Line at (650) 522-7676. We ask our community to take steps to ensure your safety when using ride-share apps. You can find a ride-share safety pamphlet on our website at We wanted to thank the District Attorney’s Office for assisting our detectives in this investigation.

For those that aren't on Nextdoor, you can use this link to view our press release on today's Ride Share Arrest

ARREST MADE This morning, SMPD arrested 40yr old Brandon Sherman of San Jose for Kidnapping w/intent to Sexually Assault, Rape, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon stemming from a reported rideshare sexual assault incident from August. Visit this link for full press release: When using a rideshare service, please use these safety tips to keep yourself safe,

Last year, about 1 in 15 people were the victim of identity theft. The most prevalent forms of fraud are tax or wage related at 45%, credit card fraud at 16%, 10% from phone/utilities fraud, and 6% from bank fraud. Easy tips to remember to help protect yourself: shred, shred, shred, and don't give out personal information upon request. You should always be the initiator when providing information over the phone/web and can confirm you are dealing with a legitimate business. Also be very cognizant of online phishing and create strong passwords! Anyone asking you to put payments on dot cards or wire funds, or any other version other than cash, check, charge, cashier's check, or money order is likely scamming you. For more information, check out this link to a video by the Federal Trade Commission or visit or The City of San Mateo

If items are stolen from your unlocked 🚘 then it is considered a theft (misdemeanor). If your doors were 🔒 and items were stolen then it is considered a burglary (felony). #themoreyouknow Check out our tips to keep your vehicles safe. Better yet, keep them clean & empty. #nothintoseehere The City of San Mateo

This Saturday (10/27) between 10-2p you can get rid of your expired or unused prescription pills or patches at our Take Back event. Help us rid The City of San Mateo of misused controlled prescription drugs by helping to dispose of them in an appropriate manor, therefore, keeping them out of the hands of those who would abuse them.

Personal Safety is something to be cognizant of. Are you aware of your surroundings as you travel in your car or on foot? Do you display large amounts of money or flashy jewelry when out in public? Do you park in well lit, public areas? Think about these things and more when out and about. #CrimePreventionMonth The City of San Mateo

Off. Nguyen is a School Resource Officer (SRO) at San Mateo High School. Here he's working with Wellness Coordinators, making sure our youth are well taken care of.

For Crime Prevention Month, we wanted to share some ideas about how to "Protect Your Home". Simple things like locking your 🚪/windows, investing in a security system, and having neighbors 👀 out for you are the simplest of deterrents. Check out our pics for more helpful tips or visit Stay tuned as we post info on personal, vehicle, and identity theft safety throughout the day. The City of San Mateo

It's Nat'l Teen Driver Safety Week! This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and the San Mateo Police Department wants to remind parents and guardians the importance of talking to their teen drivers about new responsibilities and rules that come with operating a vehicle. “For teens, getting a license is a rite of passage tied to freedom and independence, but is also something that can be dangerous because teens lack experience behind the wheel and are more likely to take risks. National Teen Driver Safety Week is a way to encourage all parents to instill good driving habits that help their teens stay safe on the road.” The reality is that vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens ages 15 to 18. According to data from the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 73,736 crashes in 2016 involving drivers 16 to 20 years old in California alone. In those crashes, 437 people were killed. Throughout the week (Oct. 21-27), San Mateo PD will join the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) in offering tips to parents and caregivers on how to talk to teens about the consequences of making dangerous and illegal choices behind the wheel. • Graduated Driver License (GDL): Learn about California’s GDL laws, which place restrictions on passengers and driving late at night during the first year they have a license. • Lead by example: Practice safe driving yourself. Have practice driving sessions with your teen. • Set Ground Rules: No cell phones, no passengers, no speeding, no alcohol, no drowsy driving, and always buckle up. No keys until they know the rules. Establish consequences you will enforce if your teen breaks the rules. • With driving comes great responsibility: Remind your teen that driving requires your full attention. Texts and phone calls can wait. Teach them about zero-tolerance laws, and the adult consequences they face for driving after drinking or using drugs. Urge them to never ride with someone who has been drinking or using drugs. Whether it’s drinking and driving, not wearing a seat belt, speeding, driving distracted or with friends in the car, it’s important for parents to let their teen know that driving is not a right, but a privilege. It can be taken away when they don’t follow the rules. To learn more about teen driver safety, visit the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) website at The City of San Mateo

This Saturday, 10/27 from 10-2pm, is your 2nd opportunity this year to bring in your unused and/or expired medication. As part of National Drug Take Back Day, we'll be available for safe and easy disposal.

Check out these 🎃 safety tips as you start to pre-plan your Halloween travels! Safety first!

Community Alert: Unconfirmed Mountain Lion Sighting at CSM This morning, around 10:20 a.m., San Mateo Police responded to the College of San Mateo on a report of possible mountain lion or bobcat sighting. The caller told our dispatchers that the animal was seen at a distance by the baseball field and it walked out of sight into the vegetation towards it’s natural habitat away from the campus. The animal never acted predatory or aggressive in anyway. The Department of Fish & Game were notified. Our officers searched the area for the animal, but it was not located. This alert is for information only and has been issued only as a precaution to our community. The San Mateo Police Department would like to remind you of a few simple tips to protect you and your loved ones from mountain lions: PLEASE REMEMBER THESE SAFETY TIPS REGARDING MOUNTAIN LIONS While again it would be rare for a mountain lion to approach humans, you can follow a few simple rules to keep you and your family safe: • Do not feed deer. It is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions. • If you see a mountain lion DO NOT APPROACH IT, especially one that is feeding or with offspring. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. • Avoid hiking or jogging through wooded areas when mountain lions are most active—dawn, dusk, or at night. • Keep a close watch on small children when hiking or traveling in or about wooded areas. • If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects. Pick up small children. • For more information about mountain lions, click here FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MOUNTAIN LIONS PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE FROM CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE:

Thanks to all the wonderful ppl who came out to support Special Olympics Northern California tonight at our Tip-A-Cop event at California Pizza Kitchen. There’s still time to come out and support, we’re here til 9p.

Haven't decided #whatsfordinner yet? It's 1.5hrs to go before Tip-A-Cop at CaliforniaPizza Kitchen! Join us at 5p at the Hillsdale Shopping Center CPK for #PizzawithaPurpose! Bring the attached flier and CPK will donate 20% of your check to @SONorCal. To make an even bigger impact, don't forget to "tip" your 👮‍♂️waiter!

Still searching for that perfect 🎃 costume for yourself or your child? Keep these tips in mind while looking to stay safe Halloween night. 1. Think about painting faces vs. using a mask. There are some elaborate masks and head pieces out there these days, but they can make it hard to 👀. When you're walking in the dark, in full costume, you want to be able to easily see where you're going. 2. Make sure your costume is 🔥 retardant. A lot of costumes are made from plastic. We'd hate for something that is supposed to fun become a hazard. 3. Is your costume light colored or do you have some type of reflective tape you could use to help illuminate you in the dark? We want to make sure when you are trick-or-treating that oncoming cars can see you easily at night. If your costume is dark, you become harder to see, and we'd hate for you to be involved in an accident. Easy tip, use a glow stick or 🔦 to light the way. 4. Is your costume safe to wear out in public without creating a hazard for you or those around you? Costumes that are too long can create a tripping hazard, or when you're all cramming around a front door for candy, can your costume poke someone and cause an injury? Can you 👀your 🐾 so that you know where you're stepping and don't fall, or is your mask or headgear preventing you from seeing peripherally? Consider this when choosing a costume. 5. And lastly, we know that some costumes come with fake weapons. We want to make sure your props are safe, so we suggest staying away from realistic looking replica weapons. While Halloween is a night of mischief, we don't want to create a scary environment for those trick-or-treating. With Halloween less than a week away, we want to make sure you stay safe. Stay tuned for more Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips as we get closer.