San Mateo Police Investigate Death on Alameda de las Pulgas, Causing Traffic Delays

San Mateo Police Investigate Death on Alameda de las Pulgas, Causing Traffic DelaysSource: Google Street View
Eileen Vargas
Published on February 12, 2024

A quiet street in San Mateo became the focus of intense police activity as local law enforcement launched a death investigation. The San Mateo Police Department (SMPD) descended upon the 4100 block of Alameda de las Pulgas, converting the ordinarily tranquil area into a hive of official scrutiny.

According to the San Mateo Police Department, the investigation has triggered traffic disruptions, with closures spanning northbound Alameda de las Pulgas at 42nd Ave., southbound at Fernwood St., and westbound 41st Ave to Kelton Ct. In the midst of managing the investigation, the police advised the public to steer clear of the area.

Details regarding the nature of the death or the circumstances under which it occurred remain sparse as the police have not yet released further information. 

Commuters were ensnared by the traffic implications and forced to alter their routes to bypass the investigation. The police presence, heavy and silent, attested to the gravity of what lay beneath their attentive gaze, conducting their due diligence and piecing together the fragments of life stilled.

The community awaits further updates as the investigation continues. The SMPD has not yet indicated when they expect to reopen the affected streets nor when more information on the investigation will be forthcoming. Local news outlets remain on the scene, prepared to deliver updates as the story evolves.