Posted by Joe Friday, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Feb 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm
ATHERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Police Activity January
There were 73 criminal investigations for the month of January. Fifty-nine (59) offenders were cited, arrested or referred to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Forty-nine (49) of
those cases were for vehicle code violations that include driving without a license, driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence of alcohol, and possession of a stolen vehicle.
The other cases were for battery, warrant arrests, and providing false identification to a police officer.
Of the 1,666 total police incidents for the month of January, 717 were officer initiated incidents,which resulted in 534 citations being issued for vehicle code violations. Officers also initiated
220 other types of incidents that included contacting suspicious people on the street or in cars, as well as security checks at schools and Holbrook Palmer Park.
Holbrook Palmer Park had 26 incidents this reporting period, 19 of which were security checks by officers. Other police activity at the park included suspicious vehicles, a leash law violator,an illegally parked vehicle, and the report of a suspicious woman wandering through the main house.
Officers responded to 4 ordinance violation calls this month. These calls were for the report of a political sign posted on property (there was no violation as the sign was on private property),illegal solicitors, and a parking violations.
APD performed a total of 814 home security checks during January.