Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

San Mateo, CA Police Department
Monday August 29th, 2022 :: 06:01 p.m. PDT


SMPD Detectives Initiate A Death Investigation

For Immediate Release No. 20220829-045
Monday, August 29, 2022
SMPD Detectives Initiate A Death Investigation

The San Mateo Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau initiated a death investigation into the circumstances involving the death of one and hospitalization of two care home facility residents.

San Mateo, CA – On August 28, 2022 at approximately 8:10 p.m., a San Mateo Police Department patrol officer was dispatched on the report of a female being poisoned at the Atria Hillside care home facility located in San Mateo. SMPD began a comprehensive investigation and learned three home care residents were hospitalized after ingesting toxic chemicals. Tragically, one of the three residents, a 93-year-old female, was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.  SMPD Detectives are actively investigating this case jointly with the California Department of Social Services Ombudsman, and Atria Hillsdale is cooperating with this investigation.   

This is an on-going investigation and updates will be provided as soon as they become available.  Witnesses having any additional information are encourages to contact Sergeant Detective Paul Pak at (650) 522-7660 or [email protected].

Anonymous tips can be submitted to or by calling (650) 522-7676.

Alison Gilmore
Public Information Officer | Office of the Chief
City of San Mateo Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94403
650-522-7626 | [email protected]

San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-522-7700

Alison Gilmore
San Mateo Police Department
[email protected]

TEXT-A-TIP -  Text TIP SANMATEOPD followed by your message, to 888777

Submit an anonymous web tip

Navigate & Discover