El Granada


Oct. 15, Columbus Street

A 24-year-old transient was sleeping on the ground in front of a home. He was arrested for public intoxication and taken to jail.

Half Moon Bay


12:45 p.m., Oct. 12, Kelly


A 53-year-old man from Montara was found lying on the sidewalk in the middle of the day. The man was too drunk to care for himself and was arrested.

11:05 p.m., Oct. 12,

Miramontes Point Road

A drunken 44-year-old was causing problems for staff at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. The visitor from Reno was becoming confrontational with hotel employees, so they called the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. He was arrested and taken to jail.

12:01 a.m., Oct. 15, Highway 92

A 48-year-old woman was yelling at people in front of a business. Sheriff's deputies arrested the woman because she was too intoxicated to care for herself.

12:01 a.m., Oct. 16, Main Street

A 28-year-old man from Santa Cruz was arrested after people observed him in a heated argument with his wife as the two sat in their car. Sheriff's deputies checked in on the couple to make sure they were safe, and they ultimately arrested the man because he was too drunk.


4:10 a.m., Oct. 16, Le Havre Place

A man followed a couple home to their house after an argument. A fight broke out at the couple's home. The victims wanted to press charges against the other man. It was not immediately clear whether Sheriff's deputies were able to locate the man.


10 a.m., Oct. 11, Miramontes Point Road

Someone stole musical gear from the Community United Methodist Church. The theft included two microphones and two guitars.

Oct. 11, Willow Avenue

A 27-year-old man violated a restraining order by breaking inside a Willow Avenue home. The man, identified as Esli Lopez, tried to flee on foot when Sheriff's deputies were called in. He was arrested and taken to jail.

Domestic violence

7:28 p.m., Oct. 15, Main Street

A 39-year-old woman slapped her husband and scratched him in the face and chest during an argument. The woman was arrested and taken to jail.


12:23 a.m., Oct. 12, Highway 1

A 62-year-old lodger staying at the Comfort Inn was peeping into other hotel room windows. Sheriff's deputies found the man had small bags of methamphetamine in his room. He was arrested and taken to jail.


8:39 p.m., Oct. 16, Main Street

A backpack was stolen from a vendor at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival.

10:50 p.m., Oct. 16, Monte Vista Lane

A dog was reported as stolen, but was later found wandering loose.

Traffic violation

11:02 a.m., Oct. 14, Kelly


Sheriff's deputies cited a driver for speeding and having no license or insurance.


5:10 a.m., Oct. 16, Main Street

Someone scrawled graffiti on the side of two large pumpkins and a canopy tent at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. One large tent was also knocked over by someone, causing damage to the support poles.


3:30 p.m., Oct. 12, Touraine Lane

A process server was delivering court papers to a Frenchmans Creek home when someone inside the residence reportedly flashed a handgun through the window.



Oct. 11, 16th street

A 28-year-old man was walking in the middle of the southbound lane of Highway 1. Sheriff's deputies found the man, who was clearly drunk. He was arrested and taken to jail.

Moss Beach


12:20 a.m., Oct. 9, Virginia


A 38-year-old man drove his car off the side of the road and into a ditch. He then abruptly backed out and accelerated, causing his car to fishtail. Sheriff's deputies pulled over the driver, who admitted to drinking earlier. He was arrested and taken to jail.


12 p.m., Oct. 8, Nevada Avenue

Someone entered the visitors center at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and stole $133 from a cash box.



8:40 p.m., Oct. 15, Capistrano Road

A man drinking at Old Princeton Landing started a fight with another patron. A third man joined the melee. The man who started the fight suffered a cut above his eye.

San Gregorio


12:44 p.m., Oct. 15, Highway 1

A resident received a call from someone claiming to be from a U.S. Embassy. The caller said the resident's grandson was in jail and needed bail money immediately. The resident believed the story and wired $6,500 to a location that turned out not to be an embassy. He later learned his grandson was not in jail and he had been scammed.


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