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
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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

The men and women of the Hillsborough Police Department extend their deepest condolences to the family of Sergeant Ron Helus, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, and the families of all of the victims of the tragic event last evening in Thousand Oaks, CA. Effective immediately, HPD Officers will be wearing mourning badge bands in honor and memory of Fallen Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus.

On Monday, The Hillsborough Police Officers Association recognized recently retired Officer Steve Gonzalez. Officer Gonzalez began his career in law enforcement in 1992 with the San Francisco Sherriff’s Office. In 1998, Officer Gonzalez transferred to the Hillsborough Police Department. Officer Gonzalez served as a Motor officer and retired as a K-9 officer with his K-9 partner Commo. The men and women at the Hillsborough Police Department will miss working with Officer Gonzalez. We all wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement.

Theft from a Vehicle Suspect: The Hillsborough Police Department is investigating a theft from an unlocked vehicle that occurred during the late evening or early morning hours of October 30th or October 31st. The theft occurred in the 500 block of El Cerrito Avenue. One of the items stolen from the vehicle was a credit/debit card and it was used at 4:38 AM at a gas station in the city of San Mateo. Surveillance video captured the suspect using the stolen credit/debit card. If you recognize this suspect, please call HPD Investigations directly at 1-650-375-7561. You may remain anonymous. Prepared By: Nelson T. Corteway, Police Lieutenant 1-650-375-7552 (Office) ncorteway@hillsborough.net Press Information Contact: Doug Davis, Police Captain 1-650-375-7553 (Office) ddavis@hillsborough.net Link: https://youtu.be/lTvix988ngw

All treats and no tricks if you are out trick-or-treating tonight! HPD is out and about to make sure it is a safe night for all.

Happy Halloween 🎃🎃 from the men and women of the Hillsborough Police Department! We would like to remind drivers to use caution and watch for 👻😈👽🤖🧛‍♂️ during trick-or treat hours. HPD 👮🏻‍♂️👮🏽‍♀️will be out in force tonight to ensure a safe evening for all!

SUSPICIOUS PERSON INVESTIGATION: The Hillsborough Police Department is investigating a suspicious person that has been recorded on residential security cameras during late evening/early morning hours. The subject is wearing a hooded sweatshirt and is riding a bicycle. In a number of cases, the subject is recorded looking into parked vehicles and has attempted to open a rear gate to access a backyard of a property. The most recent case was on Forest View Avenue and Floribunda Avenue. If you recognize this subject, please call our Investigations Bureau at 650-375-7561. You may remain anonymous. As a reminder, the Hillsborough Police Department strongly encourages you to lock your vehicles and remove all valuables. We recommend the use of residential security and camera systems. The Hillsborough Police Department also conducts free home security evaluations by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact our Communications Center at 650-375-7470. Prepared by: Nelson Corteway, Police Lieutenant 650-375-7552 (Office) ncorteway@hillsborough.net

Do you recognize me? Male, Shiba Inu found in the 1800 Block of Black Mountain Road. Please contact HPD if you know who I belong to. 650-375-7470

Today, The Town of Hillsborough participated in the Great American Shake Out drill for an earthquake. We have emergency plans for various disasters and conduct drills. If you don't already have a plan, make one today! https://www.ready.gov

Please help us welcome our newest member of the HPD family, K-9 Ozzy! K-9 Handler Officer Geiger and Ozzy completed an intensive month long training during September. Ozzy is a 18 month old German Shepherd from the Czech Republic. He and Officer Geiger went into service together today. Officer Geiger and K-9 Ozzy join Sergeant Chinca and K-9 Gary to make up the K-9 division of the Hillsborough Police Department. With the addition of K-9 Ozzy, HPD now has a K-9 unit in service every day of the week. Keep an eye out for Officer Geiger and Ozzy patrolling the streets of Hillsborough and make sure to say hello!

PRESS RELEASE October 11, 2018 Public Safety Dispatch Centers in San Mateo County Now Able To Receive Text To 911 Emergency Calls For Service “Call if you can -- Text if you can’t” San Mateo County, CA – Effective immediately, all San Mateo County Law Enforcement and Fire Agencies’ 911 Dispatch Centers are equipped to receive and respond to mobile phone SMS Text to 911 messages. All phones or devices must include a text or data plan, be text capable, and have their location services enabled to send a text message to 911. Callers who cannot communicate verbally are now able to use the text to 911 service to request help directly from local public safety agencies. This technology directly benefits members of our deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired communities as they will now have a more efficient and effective way to request emergency services in times of need. Additionally, those who find themselves in a situation where it may be too dangerous to dial 911 will have another option to call for help during an emergency. For the deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired communities, texting to 911 is always an acceptable way to contact 911 for help. Others should only use the text to 911 feature when speaking to a 911 Dispatcher is not possible or may place an individual at risk. Examples include a domestic abuse situation, an active shooter incident, or an incident that has caused injury resulting in an inability to speak. Otherwise, it is always best to dial 911 and speak with a dispatcher directly. Here are some helpful tips when using the Text to 911 service: • Always provide the exact location of the emergency • Text messages should be brief and easy to understand • Do not use abbreviations, emojis or slang • Remember that the ability to send/receive images and videos is limited and often dependent on the cellular provider • Texts can only be received in English at this time - this service will be available in additional languages in the near future • Do not include others when texting to 9-1-1 (no group texting) ***REMEMBER*** Only call 911 in the event of an emergency and only text to 911 when calling is absolutely not an option. For more information on text to 911 visit the San Mateo County Communications Manager’s Association website at www.CMASMC.com “Call if you can -- Text if you can’t”

Traffic Alert...PGE working on Brentwood Road in Hillsborough. Brentwood Road will be shut down to one lane from West Santa Inez to Hayne Road from 9am to 4pm. Expect delays during that time period.

Are you missing this chameleon? A citizen found this chameleon in the 300 block of Hillsborough Boulevard. Officers retrieved the chameleon and it is now with the Peninsula Humane Society. It is at the Airport Boulevard location of PHS.

SCAM Alert: We have seen an increase in text alert scams being reported. This photo is an example of a recent scam text. In these scams, the number dialed goes to a voice prompt where you are asked to provide personal or financial information. If you receive a similar text, we recommend that you contact your bank using the phone number provided on the back of your credit or debit cards to be sure that you are calling a legitimate number.

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN A STOLEN VEHICLE: On 09/17/2018, an alert resident called the Hillsborough Police Department at 4:10 PM to report a suspicious vehicle and persons in the 1200 block of Lakeview Drive. The resident reported that a dark gray Chevrolet Impala with paper plates had pulled into her driveway and once the occupants saw her, they parked across the street. The resident noted that 3 males in hooded sweatshirts then exited the vehicle and entered the front yard of her neighbor’s home. The resident did not recognize the subjects and believed this was suspicious. Officers arrived on scene and detained the driver. It was determined that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Oakland. A perimeter was set up and additional officers, K-9’s, and air support assisted in the search for the other three subjects. After an extensive area search, it was determined that the three remaining subjects were no longer in the neighborhood and it was safe to release the scene. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Quazauy Waugh (a 20-year-old male from Oakland). A search of the vehicle was conducted and investigators seized suspected stolen property. After additional investigation, it was determined that the seized property had recently been stolen in a residential burglary in nearby San Mateo. Waugh was booked into the San Mateo County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and property. The three remaining suspects are in the process of being identified and charges will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The Hillsborough Police Department would like to thank our resident for reporting this suspicious circumstance as it likely prevented a burglary. Residents are always encouraged to report suspicious activity to our communications center at 1-650-375-7470 or 9-1-1 for emergencies or crimes in progress. Prepared by: Nelson Corteway, Police Lieutenant 650-375-7552 (Office) ncorteway@hillsborough.net

Tomorrow’s test of the National Emergency Alert System has been postponed until October 3. 2018. https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

Attempted Burglary Investigation: The Hillsborough Police Department is investigating an attempted residential burglary that occurred on 09/14/2018, at approximately 9:14PM in the 2900 block of Churchill Drive. Officers responded to an in-progress burglary, where the homeowners arrived home and heard the alarm sounding. The homeowners then saw three black male adults wearing hooded sweatshirts run across the driveway and jump over the property gate. The suspects fled in a possible 2015, dark color Honda sedan, with paper dealership plates. It appears the suspects located a closed but unlocked rear door to the residence. Due to the burglary alarm being activated, the suspects fled the scene prior to our officer’s arrival. The home was also equipped with video surveillance allowing our officers to view the suspects fleeing. We are looking for witnesses and other 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. Prepared by: Meme Colla, Police Corporal mcolla@hillsborough.net Press Information Contact: Doug Davis, Police Captain ddavis@hillsborough.net 650-375-7553 (Office)

Attempted Burglary Investigation: The Hillsborough Police Department is investigating an attempted residential burglary that occurred on Mosswood Court at 3:15 PM on 9/14/18. Unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain entry by prying open the front door. The residence was equipped with a security alarm system, and the suspects fled when the alarm sounded. 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. Prepared by: Meme Colla, Police Corporal mcolla@hillsborough.net Press Information Contact: Doug Davis, Police Captain ddavis@hillsborough.net 650-375-7553 (Office)

For your information, there will be a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System at 11:18 AM PST on September 20th. See this link for more information: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1536160915118-079e2c49f1411be9be1172ba70209fab/2018_IPAWS_National_Test_Fact_Sheet_08302018v2.pdf

It is with great sadness that we report the death of retired Lieutenant Roy Sterner who passed away early Wednesday morning (09/05/18). Roy began his career with the Hillsborough Police Department in 1961 as a police officer. He was a well known cartoonist and some of his cartoons still grace the walls of HPD. He served the Town of Hillsborough for 24 years and rose to the rank of Lieutenant before he retired in 1991. Our condolences go out to the Sterner family.

*REPOSTING WITH A MORE CLEAR SUSPECT PHOTO* Residential Burglary Investigation: The Hillsborough Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the 2900 block of Privet during the early evening hours of 08-17-2018. The suspect entered the residence by smashing the glass of a rear sliding door. The residence was equipped with a video camera system and we are in the process of analyzing the footage. One of the cameras recorded the attached photo of the suspect. If you recognize the suspect, please contact HPD Investigations at 650-375-7552. 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.

TRAFFIC SAFETY REMINDER: Starting today, school is back in session at all Hillsborough schools. Please expect brief delays during pick-up and drop-off times and consider alternate routes. Most importantly, please use caution in and around school locations and watch for pedestrians and bicyclists to ensure everyone’s safety.

We were honored to have attended the welcome back breakfast for the Hillsborough School District. We wish all the teachers, staff, and students a great 2018-2019 school year!

The Hillsborough Police Department confirmed a mountain lion sighting today on Stonepine Road at 12:47PM. The lion was last seen by Hillsborough officers in the 300 block of Eucalyptus where it ran away into the green belt area. The lion was wearing a tracking collar and was described as skinny and its coat was in poor condition. California Fish and Wildlife has been notified. If you see this mountain lion please notify the Hillsborough Police Department. Residents are reminded to keep their domesticated pets indoors during dawn, dusk and evening hours - Close & lock doors at night. Here are some important safety tips for you to remember regarding mountain lions. While 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 Keep all pets and pet food INDOORS at night. Even the largest domesticated dogs and cats can be prey to a mountain lion. For more information about mountain lions http://www.keepmewild.org Sent by: Lieutenant Nelson T. Corteway 650-375-7552 ncorteway@hillsborough.net Press Information Contact: Captain Doug Davis 650-375-7553 dddavis@hillsborough.net

Residential Burglary Investigation: The Hillsborough Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the 2900 block of Privet during the early evening hours of 08-17-2018. The suspect entered the residence by smashing the glass of a rear sliding door. The residence was equipped with a video camera system and we are in the process of analyzing the footage. One of the cameras recorded the attached photo of the suspect. If you recognize the suspect, please contact HPD Investigations at 650-375-7552. 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.

59 years ago yesterday, Officer Eugene Doran was killed in the line of duty. Officer Doran was shot during a traffic stop of a parolee on Bunker Hill Road near Skyline. At the time, Officer Doran was survived by his expectant wife, Alice, and two children. In 2006, the bridge was re-dedicated as the “Hillsborough Police Officer Eugene Doran and United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Patrick Doran Memorial Bridge”. Officer Doran’s Hillsborough badge #10 has been retired and will never be worn by another officer. This was an absolute tragedy, although we keep Officer Doran in our hearts and honor him every single day by providing the very best police services to the residents and guests of the Town of Hillsborough.