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San Mateo Police Warn Phone Scammers Are Impersonating Officers, Asking For Money

Phone scammers are impersonating police in San Mateo and telling residents that they owe money on warrants for their arrest, police said Tuesday.


A major prostitution sting operation on November 12, 2004 in Pomona, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

San Mateo Police Now Changing Approach, Treating Prostitutes As Victims

Prostitutes are no longer immediately arrested in San Mateo; instead victims’ advocates are brought in to help build a level of trust.


San Mateo Police Nab Drunk Suspected Of Soliciting Teen Girls

Facebook posts and tweets helped police nab a drunk who propositioned teenage girls on their way to school, San Mateo police said Thursday.


Cars are backed up on southbound El Camino Real in San Mateo ahead of a crash scene at the Highway 92 junction, December 2, 2013. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Pedestrian Killed Hit & Run Crash In San Mateo; Suspect Vehicle Found

A pedestrian was killed after being struck in a crash involving two cars on El Camino Real near Highway 92 in San Mateo Monday morning.


A San Mateo police cruiser (CBS)

San Mateo Police Go Electric With New Patrol Motorcycles

The department has partnered with Zero Motorcycles of Scotts Valley in acquiring the fully electric patrol motorcycle.



Burglars Pose As Salesman For East San Mateo Break-In

Twelve homes in East San Mateo were burglarized in October by a team that has been knocking on doors during weekdays pretending to be salespeople, police said.


Suspected Explosive Materials Removed From Park In San Mateo

Emergency crews gave the all clear after three suspicious plastic liter-sized bottles caused an evacuation of a park and nearby homes in San Mateo on Sunday.


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San Mateo Police Arrest SF Man For Kidnapping Schoolgirl

Police in San Mateo have arrested a San Francisco man on suspicion of kidnapping and assaulting a 9-year-old girl before she escaped.



7 Arrested For Gang-Related Assaults In San Mateo

The San Mateo Police Department has arrested 7 suspects in connection with 3 separate violent gang assaults over the past week, authorities said.


Police Hope Social Media Helps Solve Murder

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KCBS)_ San Mateo Police are trying to solve the murder of an East Palo Alto anti-crime activist by using social media. Police are hoping that an old videotaped message from the […]