An alarming cluster of calls to police from Via Laguna
February 22, 2021
Last month, at least 7 calls for assistance were made to the San Mateo Police Department from (a) resident(s) on Via Laguna. This cluster of calls follows a high number of other calls for assistance coming from Via Laguna.
These calls below are all after the January 13 arrest of Mark Anthony Tilds of Via Laguna, accused of domestic violence.
|DATE||TYPE OF CALL||TIME OF CALL||TIME CLOSED|
|1/18/2021||Public Disturbance||12:16 p.m.||12:40 p.m.|
|1/19/2021||Assist: Other incidents||10:22 a.m.||10:59 a.m.|
|1/20/2021||Assist: Other incidents||2:54 p.m.||4:36 p.m.|
|1/22/2021||Civil Problem||11:35 a.m.||12:02 p.m.|
|1/22/2021||Assist: Other incidents||5:05 p.m.||5:42 p.m.|
|1/23/2021||Restraining order violation||8:42 a.m.||9:02 a.m.|
|1/27/2021||Restraining order violation||11:35 a.m.||12:46 p.m.|
Homeowner arrested in disturbance on Via Laguna
January 15, 2021
For approximately the 10th time, police were called to a home in the 1600 block of Via Laguna for domestic violence charges. Records show that on January 13, 2021, at 7:17 p.m., San Mateo Police responded to a woman requesting assistance in responding to her husband who allegedly threw a vacuum at her and which resulted in an abrasion. Reporting party declined medical assistance.
Mark Anthony Tilds was arrested for violations of Penal Codes 243(e)1 and 422. The Edgewater Isle North homeowners association newsletter has run advertisements for his business "Independent Haulers."
California Penal Code 243 (e)1 reads:
When a battery is committed against a spouse, a person with whom the defendant is cohabiting, a person who is the parent of the defendant’s child, former spouse, fiancé, or fiancée, or a person with whom the defendant currently has, or has previously had, a dating or engagement relationship, the battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment. If probation is granted, or the execution or imposition of the sentence is suspended, it shall be a condition thereof that the defendant participate in, for no less than one year, and successfully complete, a batterer’s treatment program, as described in Section 1203.097, or if none is available, another appropriate counseling program designated by the court. However, this provision shall not be construed as requiring a city, a county, or a city and county to provide a new program or higher level of service as contemplated by Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
California Penal Code 422 reads:
Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communication device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family’s safety, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison.
“Disturbance” reported on Via Laguna
June 27, 2020
On June 26, 2020, at 1:31 p.m., San Mateo Police say a man who lives on Via Laguna reported he was in a fight or disturbance with his wife, who had tried to choke him at some point.
The man did not want to press charges and was not at home when he made this call. He was provided the same civil procedure advice as the last time officers spoke with him. No arrests were made.
Disturbance on Via Laguna
May 14, 2020
On May 7 at 8:53 p.m., the San Mateo Police report a woman on Via Laguna was arguing about bills with her intoxicated husband when he told her that he was "going to kill her," "threw the washing machine on her," and pinned her down. The woman complained of pain to her arms but declined a medical response. No weapons were reportedly involved.
No arrests were made in this incident, but the report taken has been sent to the district attorney's office for review.
Disturbance on Via Laguna
June 3, 2019
Domestic violence incident on Via Laguna: arrest made
August 2, 2017
On July 27, 2017 at 8:59 p.m., a woman said that her husband came home intoxicated and hit her. Mark Tilds was arrested for domestic violence, a violation of California Penal Code § 273.5, which is defined as:
any person who willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim described in subdivision (b) is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
July 11, 2017
A resident on Via Laguna reported an auto burglary (entering vehicle when there is evidence of forced entry, with the intent to commit theft). Reporting party believes it happened during the prior night.
A domestic violence disturbance on Via Laguna
June 12, 2017
At 11:08 on June 10, a reporting party on Via Laguna said that his wife had physically assaulted him yesterday and today. San Mateo Police took a report.
Disturbances reported on Via Laguna
April 6, 2017
The San Mateo Police Department has reported two disturbances on Via Laguna on April 1 and April 2, 2017.
The first incident shows a reporting party called and said that "his wife was beating him up" and that he did not want to be more specific.
The second incident shows a reporting party called and said his wife "was in verbal (sic) and kicked him out and he was trying to get back in."
Kelly McGuirk arrested
April 4, 2017
Occurred on Via Laguna on December 20, 2016, at 4:39 when a man called police and reported that his wife was restraining him from walking into the garage. Kelly McGuirk was arrested on suspicion of a violation of California Penal Code 243(e)(1), multiple sources say. California's legal website shows PC 243 (e)(1) as “a battery is committed against a spouse, a person with whom the defendant is cohabiting.” Sources say that McGuirk was arrested within Edgewater Isle and was "booked" into the San Mateo County jail.
This arrest occurred the day after McGuirk was removed from the Edgewater Isle board of directors by a vote of members.
Making threats to resident
December 15, 2016
On December 8 at 5:24 p.m., a woman reported that a neighbor on Via Laguna made threats toward the her and she was concerned that was concerned about possible retaliation for calling the police on her other neighbor.
Harassment alleged on Via Laguna
February 19, 2016
A woman who lives on Via Laguna went to the front lobby of the San Mateo Police on February 18 at 8:42 a.m., and said she knows someone "who put her info on a criminal background website." Disposition: completed.
Restraining order allegedly violated
September 19, 2015
On September 16, 2015 at 5:53 p.m., a Via Laguna resident reported in the San Mateo Police lobby that her estranged husband had sent a text in violation of a restraining order.