Police Calls: Residential burglary in Atherton, four Rolex watches stolen in Portola Valley

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent until convicted.


Residential burglary report: 100 block of Selby Lane, Sept. 18.

Auto burglary report: Vehicle broken into, Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road, Sept. 24.

Fraud reports:

■ Man claiming to be attorney soliciting money for grandson injured in accident in Canada, first block of Adam Way, Sept. 21.

■ Unauthorized use of credit card, first block of Almendral Ave., Sept. 21.

Stolen vehicle report: first block of Callado Way, Sept. 23.


Commercial burglary report: Medical office broken into but nothing reported stolen, 800 block of Oak Grove Ave., Sept. 18.

Auto burglary report: Window smashed and two baseball gloves, sports bag and hat with total value of $500 stolen, 200 block of Oakhurst Place, Sept. 19.

Fraud report: Unauthorized prescription, Willow Clinic at 795 Willow Road, Sept. 18.

Spouse abuse report: Arrest made, 400 block of Ivy Drive, Sept. 21.


Vandalism report: Vehicle collided with water main and caused damage estimated at $3,000, not including loss of hundreds of gallons of water, 100 block of Farm Road, Sept. 19.


Theft report: Four Rolex watches and two cameras with total value of $24,500 stolen from downstairs bedroom, first block of Pine Ridge Way, Sept. 17.


Posted by Andre Driscoll, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:13 am

Just out of curiosity, why would a vehicle colliding with a water main be filed under "Vandalism?" Do police think the collision was deliberate?

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