. Passports,iPad and jewelry werestolen from a residence on the ﬁrst block of DStreet before 5:59 p.m. Thursday,Feb. 21.
A man was arrested fordrinking vodka while pushing a shopping cartat a cafe on El Camino Real before 11:36 p.m.on Wednesday,Feb. 20.
A man driving aPorsche took pictures of a woman feeding catson Middleﬁeld Road before 10:03 p.m. onWednesday,Feb. 20.
. A person was arrested forshoplifting on Walnut Street before 4:04 p.m.on Wednesday,Feb. 20.
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. A bartender was groped by anintoxicated customer on Grand Avenue before11:52 p.m. on Monday,Feb. 18.
. Juveniles were seen throwingeggs on El Camino Real before 11:41 p.m. onMonday,Feb. 18.
. A motorcycletrailer was dragged 25 feet from where theowner parked it on Third Lane before 10:20p.m. on Monday,Feb. 18.
. A intoxicated man was arrested afterhe groped two people on Cypress Avenuebefore 7:40 p.m. on Monday,Feb. 18.
. Two men were punching each other onAvalon Drive before 4:42 p.m. on Monday,Feb. 18.
Asleep at the wheel
A man passed out in his vehicle whilestopped at a red light on El Camino Realand Oak Avenue in Redwood City before7:18 p.m. on Wednesday,Feb. 20.
By Michelle Durand
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The golden years of 88-year-old AlbertKorn were “sadly reduced to exhibit boxesand evidence envelopes”rather than dignityand well-earned retirement because TylerJames Hutchinson beat him severely beforemaking off in the Belmont man’s Jaguar with jewelry and his wallet,a prosecutor told jurorsyesterday during closing arguments in thetransient’s murder trial.“At his core,the defendant is just a thief who cares more about property than people,”prosecutor Morris Maya said.Maya asked jurors to convict Hutchinson,25,of felony murder — ﬁrst-degree murderduring the commission of another felony,namely burglary or robbery — which wouldsend him to prison for life without parole.Jurors do not need to think that Hutchinsonmeant to kill or even harm Korn,just that hisactions led to a death.Hutchinson beat Korn so severely with hisﬁsts during a June 2,2009 home invasion rob-bery he died two weeks later and a verdict of anything less would be an “injustice,”Mayasaid.But defense attorney Jim Thompson,whocalled no witnesses,told jurors the evidenceproving Hutchinson broke into the Hallmark Drive home or was even seen in the area wascircumstantial. He also said there are ques-tions of whether Korn’s fatal brain injury thatled to a coma and eventual death were causedby his client’s alleged blows because thehematoma was on the side rather than thefront or back of the head.“Just because a scenario is plausible,does-n’t make it true,”Thompson said.Thompson didn’t out-right declare Hutchinsonnot guilty but asked the jury to question if the pros-ecution proved its casebeyond a reasonable doubt.“The answer to thatquestion,I believe is no,”Thompson said.According to Maya’scase,Korn was at home alone the afternoon hedied,his wife having left for the PeninsulaJewish Community Center and his grown sonmaking a run to The Home Depot for addressnumbers around 3:17 p.m. Matthew Kornfound his injured father in the kitchen andthought initially the man had fallen and called911. He would later slip into a coma and staythat way until removed from life support. Hisinjuries from repeated blunt force includedfacial trauma,internal bruising,brain injuryand a blown pupil,Maya said while display-ing graphic photos of an injured Korn for jurors.Inside the home,investigators found a win-dow open with its screen removed,the ofﬁceand master bedroom ransacked,blood andteeth knocked from Korn and a bloody tank top with DNA matching Korn. Maya saidHutchinson encountered Korn in the ofﬁceafter looking through other rooms,beat theman,then continued to steal before ﬂeeing inthe car with the music blaring. The car waslater abandoned with Hutchinson’s DNA andﬁngerprints inside and the jewelry has neverbeen recovered.Hutchinson was arrested in Yolo Countyafter a series of similar home invasion rob-beries that began just days after Korn’s beat-ing. When interviewed by Belmont police,Korn claimed no involvement.According to Morris,the recorded interviewindicated Hutchinson said once,“I ain’t brokeinto no house.”Another time,“I can’t tell youI was in Belmont because I wasn’t in Belmont.I was up here.”But,Maya told jurors,“an awful lot of hisDNA was in Belmont. An awful lot of his ﬁn-gerprints were in Belmont.”Jurors began deliberations Wednesday after-noon. They can ﬁnd Hutchinson not guilty orguilty of ﬁrst-degree or second-degree murderor involuntary manslaughter. Hutchinson isalso charged with robbery,burglary and thespecial allegations of great bodily injury andcommitting felony murder.Prosecutors opted not to seek the deathpenalty in part because of questions overHutchinson’s mental ﬁtness which also led tohis committal at Napa State Hospital afterbeing convicted in Yolo County and prior tobeginning trial in San Mateo County.He remains in custody without bail.
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Burlingame High School Principal ChrisHolleran will resign at the end of the currentschool year,June 30,he announcedWednesday.Holleran,who lives in Santa Rosa,cited adesire to work closer to home.“For the last 12 years,”he wrote in a pre-pared statement sent out yesterday,“I’veworked in either Marin County or San MateoCounty. It’s time to reduce that commute.”Scott Laurence,San Mateo Union HighSchool District superintendent,thankedHolleran for his years at Burlingame andnoted that a process to replace him hasbegun.Holleran took the helm at Burlingame in2008 leaving a position as principal atTamalpais High School in Mill Valley. At thetime of his hiring,the district said Holleran’sability to improve a program that was alreadygood had made him an attractive candidate forthe position.
Burlingame High School’sprincipal to resign June 30