Sketch released of suspect in break-in of occupied house


Detectives from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office have released a sketch of a man suspected of breaking a glass door and entering a home in the Emerald Hills neighborhood of unincorporated Woodside on Jan. 23.

The Sheriff's Office sketch shows a young man with no facial hair wearing a dark-colored beanie cap. The statement accompanying the sketch describes him as white, weighing about 150 pounds and standing about 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

The incident occurred on a Saturday night at about 7:45 p.m. in the home of a couple in their 60s in the 4000 block of Jefferson Avenue.

The lights were off and the two residents were in bed when someone shattered a sliding glass door at the rear of the house, according to sheriff's deputies. One of the homeowners, a woman, confronted the intruder in the house and the intruder responded by shining his flashlight in her face, deputies said.

When the homeowner threatened to release her dog, the intruder ran out of the house through the glass door he had broken, deputies said.

Deputies said they searched the area and spoke with neighbors, but did not find a suspect.

The homeowner was not injured.

Anyone with information about this crime can call the Sheriff's Office at 650-363-4911, or the anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700.

Similar method

Four days earlier, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at about 4:15 a.m., a homeowner on Mountain Home Road confronted an intruder who had entered the house through an unlocked door, according to sheriff's deputies.

As in the Jefferson Avenue incident, at the time of the confrontation, the intruder shone a light in the homeowner's face and ran off.

In the Mountain Home Road incident, the homeowner chased the intruder, but he disappeared into a wooded area. Deputies searched the area but did not find a suspect.

That intruder was wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket, deputies said.

Dave Boyce


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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 29, 2016 at 1:02 pm

I take it from the sketch that the accused is the Invisible Man.

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