We are proud and excited to announce that 33-year Redwood City Police veteran Dan Mulholland has been selected as our new Chief! We look forward to serving under his leadership.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs Office
It is with a heavy heart that we must report the loss of our deputy, Robert French. Deputy French was a 21 year veteran who heroically gave his life protecting our community. French's family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers during this terribly tragic time.
Several Redwood City Police Officer's Association board members attended the Annual Sequoia Scholarship Awards dinner last week. This annual scholarship is sponsored by the RCPD POA, San Mateo County Sheriff's Department and Redwood City Fire Department.
Deputy Jacob Steely had recently been offered a position with RCPD and it is with sadness we report he has tragically passed away after heroically saving his son's life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Steely's family.
Rest in peace Deputy Jake Steely Lake County Sheriff's Department California.
At 2:40 PM on April 21st, 2016, doctors at Enloe Medical Center in... Chico, California determined that Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Steely had suffered irreversible brain damage and pronounced him brain dead. Deputy Steely, a nine year law enforcement veteran at both the Lakeport Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, had chosen to be an organ donor. With his family’s approval, he remains on life support so that his organs may be donated this week.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, along with several other law enforcement agencies, will escort him and his family home to Lake County within the upcoming days.
Deputy Steely is survived by his wife, Lynda Steely; children, Alexsandria Calbreath, Braiden Wayment, Tori Wayment, Nia Steely and Ty Steely; brother, Caleb Steely and David Laird; sisters, Anna Mix, Leabeth York, Abigail Steely, Becky Steely and Deborah Langley; Parents Luke and Karen Steely; grandmother, Marian Steely.
Cards and condolences will be accepted at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 1220 Martin Street, Lakeport, CA 95453. For those wanting to make a donation to assist the Steely family during this tragic time, a “go fund me” account has been set up in Deputy Steely’s name and a “Dep. Jake Steely Family” account has been opened at Mendo-Lake Credit Union in Lakeport.
Several Redwood City Police Officer's Association board members attended the Annual Sequoia Scholarship Awards dinner on 03/10. This annual scholarship is sponsored by the RCPD POA, San Mateo County Sheriff's Department and Redwood City Fire Department. This year's scholarship recipient is Redwood City resident, Chelcy Toscano. Congratulations Chelcy!
Speak with your children about stranger danger and request they walk to school with friends. It is important kids know they can call 911 immediately when they feel a stranger contact was unusual.
DATE: January 30, 2016
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Child Annoying Incidents
SUSPECT: Hispanic Male, Approximately 30 years-old
SUSPECT VEHICLE: Blue or Dark Colored 4-Door Sedan
Possibly a Honda or Toyota Type Vehicle
***Update to the Community Alert Sent January 29th, 2016***
Redwood City Police are actively investigating four recent incidents where an unknown subject annoyed students on their way to and from school. The Police Department has been working closely with the Sequoia High School District and the Redwood City School District to alert students, parents and the community about the incidents.
On January 15, 2016, at approximately 9:30 am, a 15 year-old male was walking to school in the area of Red Morton Park when a subject drove up to him and asked for directions. The subject then offered the boy a ride and when he refused the subject drove away. The subject was described as a Hispanic male adult driving a small blue 4-door sedan.
On January 27, 2016, at approximately 6:00 pm, a 15 year-old female student was leaving the Sequoia High School campus when a subject drove up to her and asked her for directions. The subject then offered her a ride. The student declined the ride and walked away. The subject drove off. The subject was described as a white male adult, driving a dark colored 4-door sedan.
On January 28, 2016, at approximately 8:45 am, a 15 year-old female student was walking to school in the area of Vera Avenue and Sapphire Street, when a subject pulled up to her in a vehicle and asked for directions. The subject then offered to drive the girl to school. She refused the ride and walked away. The subject then drove off. The subject was described as a Hispanic male adult driving a blue 4-door sedan.
On January 29, 2016, at approximately 4:30 pm, a 14 year-old male student, was walking home from school in the area of Roosevelt Avenue and Virginia Street, when a subject pulled up to him in a vehicle and asked for directions. The subject then offered to drive the boy home. The boy declined the ride and the subject drove away. The subject was described as a Hispanic male in his thirties, driving a dark blue 4-door vehicle, possibly a Honda or Toyota.
The Redwood City Police Department is actively investigating these incidents and is utilizing our detectives and patrol officers to increase security around all our schools. Redwood City police are encouraging parents to discuss appropriate safety precautions with their children and to stress the importance of never entering a stranger’s vehicle and to report any suspicious activity immediately by calling 911 and if possible record the license plate number of the vehicle. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact Detective Joe O’Gorman at 650-780-7147.
For inquires on Saturday, January 30th, contact Lieutenant Osborne at 650-780-7654. Approved for distribution by Lt. Sean Hart, Redwood City Police Department Investigations Division Commander.