Police Calls: A Smash-and-Grab, Check Fraud

An auto burglar broke a car window, mistaking a first-aid kit for a computer case.


Oct. 23


  • 6:38 a.m., El Camino Real & Showers Drive; disturbing the peace, subject who was behaving unruly on a VTA bus was gone on officer’s arrival

Auto Burglary & Theft

  • 8:45 a.m., 1554 Vineyard Drive; auto burglary, window smashed and a first cold report, plus theft from an unlocked vehicle

Driving on a Suspended License

  • 2:19 p.m., Cuesta Drive and Springer Road; traffic stop, suspended license of the 25 year-old driver, driver cited


  • 4:10 p.m., walk-in, 1300 block of McKenzie Avenue; fraud, subject discovered a $5,000 in fraudulent computer-generated checks, report taken

Noisy Animal

  • 5:00 p.m., 2000 block of Eugenia Way; barking dog, officer verified violation, will follow up


  • 5:18, 1800 block of Newcastle Drive; civil issue, officer made contact and assisted

Gas Investigation

  • 6:16 p.m., 1100 block of Payne Drive; inside gas investigation, Fire Department responded

Health & Safety Violation

  • 10:19 p.m., South El Monte Road and Paco Drive; drug violation, subject was found with injectable anabolic steroids, misdemeanor citation issued

Suspicious Vehicle

  • 12:35 a.m, 10/24, 1400 block of Ravenswood Drive; suspicious vehicle, officers responded, information only


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