Burlingame Police Department

  • Agency: Burlingame Police Department
  • Address: 1111 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, 94010 CA
  • Chief: Edward A Wood (Interim Chief of Police)
Phone: 650-777-4100
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Burlingame Police Department is located at 1111 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, 94010 CA. The Interim Chief of Police of the department is Edward A Wood. The Burlingame Police Department phone number is 650-777-4100.

Burlingame Police Department News

The Burlingame Police Department, in conjunction with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and the Redwood City Police Department, participated in an annual program in San Mateo County, that hosts European exchange students on ride-alongs with Peninsula Law Enforcement Agencies. Here, the two students meet with the Chief before going on their ride-alongs with BPD Patrol officers.

Chief Wollman and Sro Heather had a great time at the BHS Pancake Breakfast put on by the school’s Service Commission Club.

It's National Teen Driver Safety Week. The Burlingame Police Department reminds you to talk to your teens about safety while driving.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the fires. BPD officers, along with several other agencies have been in the North Bay providing mutual aid around the clock.

From Saturday’s Burlingame Pet Parade!

Chief Wollman and his dog Jessie had a great time at the Pet Parade.

Members of the Burlingame Police Department enjoying today's Pet Parade.

The Burlingame Pet Parade will be this Saturday, September 23rd. On the day of the event, street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect starting at 8:30am. The roadway closures and parking restrictions will be lifted by approximately 1pm. Broadway will be closed between California Dr and El Camino Real. The side streets Chula Vista, Laguna, Paloma, and Capuchino will be closed at Broadway. No vehicular traffic will be permitted to cross Broadway. Due to this, the one-way street restrictions on Paloma, Laguna, and Capuchino will be lifted. Muni Lots Q, at 1212 Capuchino, and Y at 1133 Capuchino will also be closed. Be sure to watch for “No Parking” signs on Broadway, the side streets, and Muni Lots Q and Y. Vehicles in the posted no parking areas will be towed. Further Pet Parade information can be located at: www.burlingamepetparade.com.

Do you recognize these subjects? BPD is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the male and female shown in the pictures. On 9/2/17, at approximately 1:30PM, the male and female entered a cafe on Burlingame Ave and sat near a victim whose purse was hanging from the back of a baby stroller. The male reached into the purse and stole the victim's wallet, and both subjects immediately left. Please contact BPD at 650-777-4100 if you can identify these individuals.

UPDATE 9:30 pm: Mr. Burkhart has been located and is safe. MISSING PERSON ALERT! The Burlingame Police Department is asking assistance from the public in locating a missing elderly male. Alan Burkhart, who is 86 years old, was last seen on 09/18/17 at 3:30 pm at his house on Alturas Dr. in Burlingame. Burkhart is 6 feet tall and 175 lbs. Burkhart is driving 2002 Blue Chrysler PT Cruiser with the California license plate of 4WXH357. Please contact the Burlingame Police Department at (650) 777-4100 if you have any information about the whereabouts of Burkhart. Refer case #: 17-02943

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week! The Central County Fire Department child passenger safety technicians work with parents and caregivers to ensure the safety of their children. The technicians take the time to go over all aspects of installing a child restraint in a vehicle, properly securing the child, and other safety tips. The technicians do more than just install the car seat. They teach you how to properly install your child’s seat, so that you feel confident in your ability to safely reinstall it on your own. To schedule a car seat inspection for the residents of Hillsborough, Millbrae, and Burlingame please call (650) 558-7600.

On Tuesday, 9/12/17, at approximately 0300 hours, a brand new 2018 Cadillac CTS-V was stolen from a dealership in Burlingame. The Cadillac is black, with black wheels, and red brake calipers. Please contact the BPD Investigations Division at 650-777-4100 if you know the whereabouts of this vehicle, or by calling 911 if it is an emergency.

September is California Pedestrian Safety Month Remember! Pedestrians Don’t Have Armor The California Office of Traffic Safety is again announcing that September is “California Pedestrian Safety Month” which began last year in response to the rising number of pedestrians being killed and injured on California roadways. The Burlingame Police Department will be joining with other law enforcement agencies, city and state transportation agencies, pedestrian advocates and walking clubs to promote public awareness aimed at both drivers and pedestrians alike to always be aware of each other and share the road responsibly. This month draws attention to the 892 pedestrians who were killed on California roadways in 2016 alone, accounting for over 24 percent of all roadways deaths in the state, up from 17 percent just a decade ago. The department has mapped out locations over the past several years where pedestrian collisions have occurred along with the violations that led to those collisions. Traffic Officers working overtime and others on routine patrol will be focusing enforcement both on drivers as well as pedestrian who violate traffic laws. Both drivers and walkers are cautioned to put down the cell phones, since electronic distractions are seen in increasing numbers of pedestrian crashes. Other factors for drivers include unsafe speed and failure to see and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and intersections. For pedestrians, the major dangers are jaywalking and thinking that they can be seen at night, especially while wearing dark clothing. Funding for this enforcement campaign is provided to the Burlingame Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ENFORCEMENT OPERATION PLANNED FOR BURLINGAME The Burlingame Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The department has mapped out locations over the past 3 years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred along with the violations that led to those crashes. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas where bike and pedestrian traffic and crashes occur in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries. Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks or any other dangerous violation. Additionally, enforcement will be taken for observed violations when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. Bike riders will be stopped and citations issued when they fail to follow the same traffic laws that apply to motorists. All riders are reminded to always wear a helmet – those under 18 years of age must wear helmets by law. Pedestrians should cross the street only in marked crosswalks or at corners. Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are rising in California as more people use these non-motorized means of transportation. Locally, the Burlingame Police Department has investigated 77 fatal and injury collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists during the past three (3) years. In 2013, California witnessed 701 pedestrians and 141 bicyclists killed, accounting for more than 28 percent of all traffic fatalities. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

DUI Checkpoint Nets 1 Arrest Burlingame, CA – The Burlingame Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Thursday, August 24, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Burlingame Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. 688 Vehicles Screened 4 Drivers were administered Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) 1 DUI-Alcohol suspect arrested Jordan Michael Preisler, 35 years old, from Palo Alto 2 Drivers cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed 1 Driver cited for operating a vehicle while suspended/revoked Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out. The Burlingame Police Department will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols in the future in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways. The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

DUI/DL Checkpoint In Burlingame

The DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is operational!

Please see the link from our neighbors at Hillsborough PD regarding thefts from unlocked vehicles that were captured on video. You can reduce your chances of becoming a victim by removing valuables, and locking your vehicles even if they are parked in front of your residence.

This Labor Day, The Burlingame Police Department Reminds Citizens to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over In Effort to End Impaired Driving The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday is also one of the deadliest, with alcohol and drug impaired drivers endangering themselves and others on America’s roadways. This year, the Burlingame Police Department is partnering with Police, Sheriffs and the CHP across the state to stop impaired drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 18 through September 4, 2017. The DUI Enforcement Teams will be deploying to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. A DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint will deploy on Thursday, August 24, 2017 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Statistics nationwide show a dangerous trend in impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2015, a three percent rise in deaths over 2014. That’s roughly one person killed every 51 minutes in 2015. That’s the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year, with no survivors. This is why the Burlingame Police Department is working to remind drivers that impaired driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Burlingame Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. Plan your sober ride home before the party begins as end of summer activities wraps up. It is never okay to drive impaired. Even if you’ve had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely. Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. Have family or a friend who is about to drive buzzed or impaired? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely. The cost of a ride home is cheap. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000. Funding for the DUI operations is provided to the Burlingame Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

BPD officers along with Central County Fire paid their respect on the Broadway Overpass as the USMC Honor Guard escorted the body of a fallen Marine through the peninsula and back to his home in Tracy. Thank you for your service Marine Lcpl. Lenin Priego.

On July 31st, a commercial burglary occurred at a local Persian rug gallery in Burlingame. The suspects stole approximately $230,000 worth of rugs from the store in the course of the theft. BPD Investigations received information relating to a possible suspect who was one of those responsible for the burglary. That same individual was later stopped by a member of the Burlingame PD Community Response Team, and at the time of the traffic stop, was found to be in possession of nearly all of the remaining outstanding rugs. The subject, 55-year-old John Edward Reed of Oakland, was arrested for burglary related offenses and an outstanding warrant. He was later transported to San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City. Based on our investigation at this time, those involved in the burglary appear to be selling the stolen rugs to Persian rug galleries around the Bay Area. The Burlingame Police Department asks that anyone with additional information related to this crime contact the BPD Investigations Bureau at 650-777-4100

BPD Detectives, along with agents from the San Mateo County Vehicle Theft Task Force recovered the stolen Camaro in a commercial garage in San Pablo.

Between 9:00pm on 7/26/17, and 6:30am on 7/27/17, a blue 1967 Chevy Camaro was stolen from the 1300 block of Benito Ave, Burlingame. Please contact BPD at 650-777-4100 if you have seen this vehicle.