Letter from Captain Corpus - Auto Burglaries at Ladera Shopping Center
Letter from Captain Corpus, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office:
January 16, 2020
Dear Portola Valley Residents,
In the evening of January 15, 2020, we experienced 10 auto burglaries that occurred in the Ladera Shopping Center. This is an active investigation and our deputies are working on any information obtained from video surveillance.
We are asking you not to leave any valuables inside of your vehicles due to the increase of auto burglaries that are occurring state wide. The auto burglars are seeking anything of value left inside of a vehicle. It only takes these burglars 30-40 seconds to break into a vehicle and take the items left inside.
Please remember to also lock your vehicle and ensure the windows are rolled up. If you encounter someone or something suspicious, please call 911 and do not confront any of these individuals.
We will continue to conduct additional patrol in the community.
Captain, HQ Patrol