Hillsborough Police Department

  • Agency: Hillsborough Police Department
  • Address: 1600 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, 94010 CA
  • Chief: Matthew O'Connor (Chief of Police)
Phone: 650-375-7470
Fax:
Email:

Hillsborough Police Department is located at 1600 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough, 94010 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Matthew O'Connor. The Hillsborough Police Department phone number is 650-375-7470.

Hillsborough Police Department News

Mail Theft During the evening hours of Saturday, April 21st and the morning hours of Sunday April 22nd numerous residents were victims of mail theft. The crimes occurred in the north part of Hillsborough between Summit Drive and San Raymundo Road. Known victims are in the 100 block of Robin Road, 2900 block of Summit Drive, 700 block of Jacaranda Circle and 400 block of Pinehill Road. We are looking for witnesses and surveillance camera footage that may have captured the suspect(s) on video. If you saw anything suspicious or reviewed your surveillance footage and saw something/someone you believe may be related please contact the Hillsborough Police Department at 650-375-7470.

SMPD identifies subject involved in Big 5 incident. Following is their media release: **UPDATE** SMPD Locates Man that Threatened to Shoot at a School While at Big 5 Sporting Goods This afternoon, March 26, 2018, San Mateo Police received a call from an allied agency referring us to an individual that they believed to be the man who made a threatening statement at Big 5 Sporting Goods last Friday, March 23, 2018. Our officers contacted the man and interviewed him regarding the incident. The man admitted to an SMPD officer that he was the person involved, was joking when he made the statement in Big 5 and apologized. SMPD transported the man to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation and a threat assessment. Due to the confidential nature of the mental health evaluation, SMPD is not releasing the man’s identifying information. We want to thank the community, media, and our local law enforcement partners for their extraordinary response to our request for assisting with identification of this subject. SMPD will continue to partner with our local public and private schools to ensure the safety of our children and the community.

‪Hillsborough City Council, Hillsborough PD and Central County Fire joins #OperationEagleVisit with our Adopted Unit from 101st Airborne Division - Headquarters Company 1st Brigade Combat Team.‬

Operation Eagle Visit: You are invited to join councilmembers, Town staff, and your fellow residents on March 23rd to welcome the Town's adopted unit 1st Brigade Combat Team - Headquarters Company of the 101st Airborne Division. The event will start at 11:00am at Town Hall, followed by a presentation by the Hillsborough Beautification Foundation at Centennial Park. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there! Friday, March 23, 2018, 11:00am - 1:30pm Hillsborough Town Hall, 1600 Floribunda Avenue *************************************************************** Join Hillsborough and eight other Peninsula cities as we welcome dozens of troops from our adopted 101st Airborne with three days of family-friendly activities March 23-25! The highlight of the event will be a parade where visitors can watch dance troops, floats, classic cars, military veterans, marching bands and a giant balloon make their way down B Street in Downtown San Mateo starting 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24. Immediately following the parade is a free festival held in Central Park featuring live music, food trucks, face painting, bouncy houses and more! The events are part of Operation Eagle Visit - Homecoming 50 Years, a collaboration of nine cities that have adopted the 101st Airborne, also known as the Screaming Eagles. Want an opportunity to work out with the visiting troops? Sign up for a fitness boot camp where you can get “Sore” with the Eagles early Friday morning. Or if you’d prefer to put your dress shoes on consider attending the Celebration Banquet and Gala Saturday evening. Visit www.cityofsanmateo.org/101st for more information on how to sign up. Hillsborough proudly adopted the Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne in 2007. Come show veterans and our visiting service men and women your support!

On Friday, March 16th, Sergeant Peter Gould, Officer Jake Nelson, Officer Christopher Rey, and Communications Officer Lanette Alt were recognized for outstanding service and valor by the Peninsula Council of Lions at the 53rd Annual Police and Firefighters Awards Banquet…”Protecting and Serving With Our Whole Hearts”. Congratulations to our officers! Pictured left to right (Officer Christopher Rey, Communications Officer Lanette Alt, Officer Jake Nelson, Sergeant Peter Gould, and Chief Mark O’Connor).

The Hillsborough Police Department would like everyone to enjoy St Patrick's Day responsibly. St. Patrick's Day could cost you plenty of green if you're caught drunk driving. If you will be enjoying the holiday with a "Green Beer", please be sure to designate a sober driver or have a ride-share program downloaded and ready to use. Here are some recommendations from our friends at the California Highway Patrol The CHP recommends these steps to avoid impaired driving: * Plan ahead. Designate a sober driver or have an alternate transportation plan before you go out to drink. * If you are hosting a party, serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Stop serving alcohol a few hours before the end of the party. * If you see a friend who is too drunk to drive, take their keys and call them a cab or ride-share, or give them a ride home. * If you see a suspected impaired driver, call 9-1-1. Your phone call may save someone’s life.

Do these dogs look familiar? They were recovered from the 2400 block of Skyfarm Drive. They have been picked up by the Peninsula Humane Society and are currently at their kennels.

Want to join the HPD Team? We are currently hiring lateral applicants! Qualifications: Must either be currently employed as a sworn Peace Officer in California or have completed a Certified POST Basic Academy. For more information please see https://www.calopps.org/hillsborough/job-17786401

On 01/13/2018, an officer assigned to our Burglary Suppression Detail observed a silver Lexus with no license plates exit highway 280 and enter Hillsborough. A traffic stop was made on the vehicle for vehicle code violations at 5:48 PM in the 2400 block of Skyfarm Drive. The driver was found to be driving without a valid driver’s license. The passenger, Kianna Nollman (a 21 year-old resident of Castro Valley) had multiple felony arrest warrants from Alameda County for burglary and shoplifting. Nollman was arrested for the warrants and booked into the San Mateo County Jail.

Residential Burglary Alert: The Hillsborough Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred Friday (1/12/2018) in the 300 block of Barbara. The burglary occurred between 5:30PM and 7:12PM. Based on the investigation it is believed that unknown suspects gained entry into the home by breaking a rear glass sliding door. The Hillsborough Police Department is seeking additional witnesses in this case. If you noticed any suspicious people or vehicles in this area during the time frame of the crime, please contact us at 650-375-7470. Additionally, we are asking residents who have residential video surveillance systems in this neighborhood to review their video and share any footage that may assist us in this investigation. Crime Prevention Bulletin: There have been a number of attempted burglaries that were thwarted by the activation of residential security alarm systems. In addition, we are reviewing residential security camera footage provided to us that is aiding our investigators in suspect identification. HPD Investigations is pursuing active leads in these cases. As a reminder, the Hillsborough Police Department strongly encourages the use of residential burglar alarm and surveillance systems. We also offer free home security evaluations by appointment with our crime prevention specialists. To schedule an appointment, call 650-375-7470. Prepared by: Nelson T. Corteway, Police Lieutenant ncorteway@hillsborough.net 650-375-7552 (Office) Press Information Contact: Doug Davis, Police Captain ddavis@hillsborough.net 650-375-7553 (Office)

Residential Burglary Alert: The Hillsborough Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred today (12/15/2017) in the 600 block of Pullman Road. The burglary occurred at 10:40 AM. Based on the investigation it is believed that unknown suspects gained entry into a garage by forcing open a side door. The residential security alarm system was then activated and scared off the suspects. An eyewitness reported seeing 3 males (possibly Hispanic) flee the scene in a white Saturn with no rear license plate. The Hillsborough Police Department is seeking additional witnesses in this case. If you noticed any suspicious people or vehicles in this area during the time frame of the crime, please contact us at 650-375-7470. Additionally, we are asking residents who have residential video surveillance systems in this neighborhood to review their video and share any footage that may assist us in this investigation. As a reminder, the Hillsborough Police Department strongly encourages the use of residential burglar alarm and surveillance systems. We also offer free home security evaluations by appointment with our crime prevention specialists. To schedule an appointment, call 650-375-7470. Prepared by: Nelson T. Corteway, Police Lieutenant ncorteway@hillsborough.net 650-375-7552 (Office) Press Information Contact: Doug Davis, Police Captain ddavis@hillsborough.net 650-375-7553 (Office)

Acting on information provided by the U.S. State Department about a suspect in the 1995 kidnapping of a nine-year-old Hillsborough resident, Hillsborough Police Department investigators responded to the Los Angeles area to conduct a follow-up investigation. Suspect Kevin Lin (a 68-year-old Southern California resident) was identified and taken into custody on December 8th on an active warrant in connection to the kidnapping case. Lin was transported by Hillsborough Police investigators to the San Mateo County Jail where he is currently being held on 5 million dollars bail. Prepared by: Nelson Corteway, Police Lieutenant 650-375-7552 (Office) ncorteway@hillsborough.net Press Information Contact: Doug Davis, Police Captain 650-375-7553 (Office) ddavis@hillsborough.net

We hope to see all our community members this Thursday for Light up the Town! http://www.hillsboroughbeautificationfoundation.org/2015/10/28/light-up-the-town-is-december-3-2015/

From our friends at the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Today, Chief Mark O’Connor recognized Communications Officer Joey Williamson by awarding him the 2017 Employee Excellence Award. C.O. Williamson is a day-shift Dispatcher and was instrumental in our department’s computer aided dispatch transition. In addition, C.O. Williamson is in charge of training all of our current and future dispatchers, as well as our officers who work in dispatch from time to time. Currently, C.O. Williamson is a project manager on our dispatch remodel team and also assists in our Records department. C.O. Williamson is an asset to our police department and the Town of Hillsborough Community and today’s award is well deserved. Congratulations Joey!

Halloween with the Hillsborough Police Department: Halloween has been celebrated on October 31st in the United States since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats. In order to assist the Town of Hillsborough Community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the Hillsborough Police Department would like to share some safety tips for children and their parents from The National Safety Council and the American Academy of Pediatrics: Follow These Ghoulishly Good Practices: To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween Safety Tips, including do's and don'ts: + A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds. + If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you. + Agree on a specific time children should return home. + Teach your children to never enter a stranger's home or car. + Instruct children to travel only in familiar areas and stick with their friends. + Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home. + All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant. + Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision. + If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks. + When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first. + Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation. + Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street. Safety Tips for Motorists: + Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. + Enter and exit driveways and roadways carefully. + At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing. + Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween. Hillsborough Police officers will be vigilantly on patrol throughout our community to ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween. If you need assistance, call our dispatch at 650-375-7470 or use 9-1-1 for life threatening emergencies.

Join us this Sunday for a fun and educational day with the Hillsborough Neighborhood Network (HNN) and Central County Fire Department for our annual emergency preparedness and training session...BBQ lunch included!

Air quality in San Mateo County is currently very compromised by the North Bay Fires. To avoid respiratory issues, close windows and doors, stay indoors, turn off the A/C, and keep pets inside also.

Along with our San Mateo County allied agency partners, we have deployed officers to the #northbayfires to assist in evacuations and security in areas impacted by these devastating fires. Our thoughts are with all those who are affected by this tragic event.

SMC Alert from San Mateo County: Please expect a strong smell of smoke due to the Napa fire. Multiple reports have come in indicating that the smoke from the Napa fire has blown into San Mateo County. If you see fire in your area, believe the smoke smell is from a local source or you believe you are in any danger, please call 911. OES13 Hillsborough Police Communications has received numerous calls reporting the odor of smoke. Patrol reports the smoke odor is present throughout town. Please refer to local and social media for information regarding the Napa Fire.

FALL PEDESTRIAN SAFETY TIPS: Fall is here and now is a good time for a reminder on important pedestrian safety tips provided by the Automobile Association of America and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: Be Visible: Make sure you’re visible to drivers at all times and make eye contact with them whenever possible. This is especially important at night, in low-light conditions such as dusk or dawn or in inclement weather. According to NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 32 percent of all pedestrian fatalities occur between 8 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Wear lightly colored or reflective clothing at night and brightly colored clothing during the day. Stay in well-lit areas, especially when crossing the street. If possible, make eye contact with drivers in stopped vehicles to ensure they see you before you cross in front of them . Stay Alert – Avoid Distractions: Distractions are everywhere today and becoming more and more difficult to avoid. Remember that, as a pedestrian, your eyes and ears are your best tools for keeping safe. Stay alert and watch out. • Put down your phone. Smartphones and handheld electronic devices are a daily part of life, but they take your eyes off of the road and distract your attention. • Don’t wear headphones. Your ears will tell you a lot about what is happening around you – be sure to use them. Follow the Rules: • Know and follow all traffic rules, signs and signals. You need to be aware of the rules vehicles around you must follow to properly anticipate what drivers will do. This will help increase your safety. • Never assume a driver will give you the right of way. Make every effort to make eye contact with the driver of a stopped or approaching vehicle before entering the roadway. Walk in Safe Places: • Use crosswalks when crossing the street. If a crosswalk is unavailable, be sure to find the most well-lit spot on the road to cross and wait for a long enough gap in traffic to make it safely across the street. • Stay on sidewalks whenever possible. If a sidewalk is not available, be sure to walk on the far side of the road facing traffic. This will help increase your visibility to drivers. • Avoid walking along highways or other roadways where pedestrians are prohibited. Avoid Alcohol Consumption: • Almost half of all traffic crashes resulting in pedestrian casualties involve alcohol consumption. Surprisingly, 34 percent of that total was on the part of the pedestrian. Alcohol impairs your decision-making skills, physical reflexes and other abilities just as much on your feet as it does behind the wheel.

PRESS RELEASE - MAIL THIEF ARRESTED: On 08-21-2017, the Hillsborough Police Department received a report of a mail theft from two addresses on Downey Way in the northern part of Hillsborough. One alert resident witnessed the mail theft and was able to provide our officers the partial license plate numbers of the suspect vehicle. One resident captured the suspect and vehicle with their security cameras and shared the footage with investigators. The suspect vehicle was a 4-door blue sedan and the suspect appeared to be a white or Hispanic female with blonde hair. After an extensive investigation, on Thursday, September 28th Hillsborough Inspectors responded to a residence in Castro Valley, California. At the residence, 33-year-old Chanel Padilla was contacted and during a probation search of her vehicle and room, stolen mail from Hillsborough and throughout the bay area was recovered. In addition, personal information including financial documents, government identification, and social security numbers belonging to other people was seized. Padilla was arrested and transported to the San Mateo County Jail. Hillsborough Police Department Investigations is in the process of contacting additional victims in this case and we are working with allied agencies in this active investigation. Prepared by: Nelson T. Corteway, Police Lieutenant ncorteway@hillsborough.net 650-375-7552 (Office) Press Information Contact: Doug Davis, Police Captain ddavis@hillsborough.net 650-375-7553 (Office)