A man was arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling in North Fair Oaks on Sunday night, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. At about 10:11 p.m., deputies responded to the 2700 block of Devonshire Avenue on a report of gunfire, the Sheriff's Office said. No injuries have been reported in connection with the incident. An investigation led to the arrest of Luis Varga, a North Fair Oaks resident, on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and maliciously and willfully discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling, the Sheriff's Office said. Further details of the case weren't immediately available. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective D. Chiu at 650.363. 4057 or email dchiu@smcgov.org.

San Mateo police officer strikes mountain lion with patrol vehicle

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A San Mateo police officer struck a mountain lion with his patrol vehicle Saturday night, police said.

The incident reportedly occurred about 10:25 p.m. as the officer was driving eastbound on State Route 92 just past the Hillsdale Boulevard exit. The officer “observed what he believed to be a mountain lion bounding across the lanes from left to right,” police said. The officer applied his brakes but the lion entered his lane and was struck by his vehicle.

“The officer quickly returned to area where the impact occurred but was unable to locate the mountain lion,” police said. “SMPD conducted an area check of the surrounding areas for the mountain lion, but the mountain lion was not located.”

The officer wasn’t hurt but the patrol vehicle was damaged, police said.