Three women arrested for Woodside auto burglary


Three Oakland women were arrested for felony burglary and felony conspiracy in Woodside on Wednesday (Sept. 18) after they were spotted breaking into a car in the 3400 block of Sand Hill Road, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

One of the women who was arrested was seen by a bystander breaking the window of a car and reaching inside, a Sept. 20 press release from the Sheriff's Office reported.

After the window-break, the woman reportedly got into a Toyota Camry with the other two women. They then drove southbound on Interstate 280 and exited the freeway at Alpine Road because of a flat tire.

The three suspects then began running east along Alpine Road before they were stopped by sheriff's deputies a short distance away.

They were arrested for felony burglary and conspiracy and booked into San Mateo County Jail.

Some of the items taken during the burglary were wallets, ID cards, driver’s licenses, credit cards, cash, and teaching materials that were found in their abandoned car, according to the press release.

The sheriff's deputies who responded to the call were in the process of investigating two other auto burglaries near the intersection of Alpine Road and Piers Lane, the press release said.

Sheriff's Office investigators are working to determine whether the other reported auto burglaries were committed by the three women.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700.

Editor's note: It is The Almanac's policy to withhold the names of those arrested for most crimes until the District Attorney's Office has determined that there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.


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2 people like this
Posted by vicki
a resident of Woodside: other
on Sep 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm

Just a FYI. This occurred at the Woodside Horse Park. Vigilant members there got their license. They also left a big pieces of their headlight which was damaged after hitting a pole while exiting the Horse Park. Be careful not to leave valuables in your car.

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Posted by Angela
a resident of Woodside: other
on Sep 23, 2019 at 1:10 pm

This also occurred at Woodside Elementary school a little over a month ago! (2) Auto burglaries in one night!

7 people like this
Posted by LOCK EM UP
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Sep 23, 2019 at 7:23 pm

Lock em up for life in prison, they're just going to continue terrorizing the neighborhood if no action is taken (sadly the norm these days). People like this have no place in Portola Valley and Woodside

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Posted by extorion in kiev
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Sep 23, 2019 at 8:05 pm

Yes, no place for criminals in PV, particularly the kind that commit treason and extortion for personal gain. Good think the baby balloon crybaby left last week!


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Posted by Tecsi
a resident of another community
on Sep 24, 2019 at 10:38 am

Tecsi is a registered user.

I am curious to learn a number of things surrounding events like this. Perhaps some knowledgeable person can educate me/us:
- what happens now?
- do they stay in jail until a court case or plea agreement?
- how long does this typically take? Days/weeks/months?
- what does this typically cost we taxpayers?
- are they likely to serve a jail/prison term?
- typical duration for this type of crime?

- did they assume they could continue to burglarize and not get caught?
- or did short-term thinking/needs overwhelm this consideration?
- was addiction a factor in this?
- given being caught and the consequences, would the burglars still risk this?

- have they been through this cycle before?
- what do we know about the likelihood they will return to this line-of-work after being released?

Eager to learn and understand how we can improve our community.

9 people like this
Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 24, 2019 at 12:19 pm

"People like this have no place in Portola Valley and Woodside"
Could you name some towns "people like this" do have a place in?

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

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