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Someone reported see-ing two men dressed in all black in front of abuilding on the 1600 block of West HillsdaleBoulevard before 11:31 a.m. Wednesday,Feb. 27.
A man wearing a green jacket and blue jeans was lingering around amedical facility on the 1800 block of SouthNorfolk Street before 9:06 a.m. Tuesday,Feb. 26.
. A home was ransacked on the1500 block of Dix Street before 2:01 p.m. onFriday,Feb. 22.
. A man was seenlooking into the window of a home on the300 block of Grand Boulevard before 4:21a.m. on Friday,Feb. 22.
UNINCORPORATEDSAN MATEO COUNTY
A man was found to beintoxicated on the 100 block of CypressPoint Road before 8:01 a.m. Wednesday,Feb. 27.
Someone reported their carwas stolen on the 100 block of Airport Streetbefore 11:23 a.m. Tuesday,Feb. 19.
A man who had a warrantout for his arrest was arrested and booked inthe San Mateo County Jail before 9:40 p.m.Monday,Feb. 11.
Juveniles were found shaving their headsin a bathroom on El Camino Real inRedwood City before 2:02 a.m. onWednesday,Feb. 20.
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
The Sheriff’s Ofﬁce is making it easier forthe public to access crime data and arrestinformation by unveiling a new website wherevisitors can learn what is happening and whomay be doing it.The database,called Citizen RIMS after theofﬁce’s internal report writing system,willmap crimes by dates,location and type,showadult arrest information for the past 30 daysand let users sign up for email notiﬁcations.“This is something that we wanted to do toconnect with the community and it helpseveryone,”said San Mateo County Sheriff’sDeputy Rebecca Rosenblatt.The site’s rollout coincides with the depart-ment’s inaugural virtual ride-along Saturdaynight during which Rosenblatt will use Twitterto give followers a peek into a deputy’s typi-cal evening in San Carlos. She will alsoanswer questions and hopes,based on the2,700 individual views of the Facebook postabout the event,that participation is strong.The two happening so close together iscoincidental but complementary,Rosenblattsaid.“It’s deﬁnitely good timing. We are trying tobe more transparent and it’s certainly morepowerful to show that we are,rather than justsay so,”she said.Rosenblatt said the public might encountera few growing pains as the online system getsup and running but ultimately it should makethe sharing of information easier all around.For example,she said,the records departmentreceives calls from people moving into thearea and seeking information about neighbor-hood crime trends.“That’s something they can now go onlineand ﬁnd out for themselves,”she said. “It’s allpublic information that should be availableanyway. This just streamlines it.”Future additions planned for the site includea database of outstanding stolen vehicle,miss-ing persons and warrants. Arrest informationwill include names,ages,charges and mugshots.Both the site and ride along show how lawenforcement are moving away from tradition-al thinking and learning to use social mediaand online resources,Rosenblatt said.Other cities,like Palo Alto and MountainView locally,have held virtual ride-alongs andRosenblatt said some departments in differentlocales like Las Vegas and Arlington,Texashave even coordinated their events to happentogether.“People talk about law enforcement being acommunity. This shows how we can reach outto each other and people even across cities orstates,”she said. “It’s kind of amazing.”
The Citizen RIMS site is http://smso.crime-graphics.com. The virtual ride along is 6 p.m.to midnight Saturday,March 2 and availablevia Twitter at twitter.com/SMCSheriff.
Sheriff rolls out online crime data site
Virtual ride-along event planned for Twitter on Saturday
By Michelle Durand
DAILY JOURNAL STAFF
A former bookkeeper who stole approxi-mately $5,000 from an East Palo Alto dentalofﬁce while on probation for embezzling fromtwo other Redwood City dentists will spendtwo years on mandatory supervision and mustrepay the money.Jasmine Delafuente,33,received a three-year term but,under the realignment split-sen-tence rules,she was given a year in the county jail followed by the supervision. She has creditfor time served on the jail sentence and wasreleased Friday. Delafuente must also pay$5,000 to 6 to 9 Dental,the ofﬁce from whichshe stole between June 29,2012 and July 19,2012. Delafuente,who worked as the ofﬁcemanager,was responsiblefor making cash depositsand took the funds bydepositing only part of thecash and pocketing the rest,according to prosecutors.Delafuente also hasanother 187 days of super-vision left on an earlierembezzlement case thatwill run consecutive to hernew sentence.In that case,prosecutors said between March2009 and August 2010 Delafuente took $70,161.54 by taking the cash paid by patientsand deleting proof of payment from ofﬁcerecords. Delafuente urged patients to pay incash,according to prosecutors who said sheparticularly took advantage of Spanish-speak-ing patients.Just prior to working for that office,Delafuente had been ﬁred in February 2009 forstealing $6,793 through the same means.Delafuente was prosecuted and convicted of felony embezzlement in August 2010,settling acase that had been pending in court throughmost of the time she was working for her sec-ond alleged victim. She was sentenced to 60days jail and felony probation.
Sentence drilled down for embezzling dental bookkeeper