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Police calls: Assault at Portola Valley fire station

Crime reports from Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park and 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.

PORTOLA VALLEY

Assault with deadly weapon report: Woman arrested on assault, brandishing and drunk-in-public charges after entering fire station, throwing brownies at victim, then grabbing knife from counter and lunging at victim, fire station at 135 Portola Road, Aug. 3.

Theft reports:

■ Loss estimated at $200 in theft of "field closed" sign from athletic field, Corte Madera Middle School at 4575 Alpine Road, Aug. 10.

■ Juveniles counseled after deputies traced source of candy wrappers, ketchup bottle, hot dog buns and other picnicking indicators found near remains of campfire near batting cage, Ford (baseball) Field at 3399 Alpine Road, Aug. 11.

ATHERTON

Auto burglary report: Loss estimated at $1,200 after window smashed and laptop computer stolen, Sutherland Drive, Aug. 11.

Fraud report: No loss in unauthorized opening of AT&T account in victim's name in January 2011, Tuscaloosa Ave., Aug. 11.

MENLO PARK

Assault with deadly weapon report: Pedestrian victim, hit in face with hamburger thrown by vehicle driver, was then grabbed by hair as vehicle drove off, but she freed herself and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, Jack in the Box restaurant at 1401 Willow Road, Aug. 5.

Fraud reports:

■ Loss of $2,700 after money wired to "relative" in Mexico claiming to have been involved in vehicle accident, Felton Ave., Aug. 6.

■ Possible intrusion into victim's bank account after victim provided personal information at fraudulent online employment posting, Noel Drive, Aug. 5.

WOODSIDE

Residential burglary report: Loss estimated at $1,990 in theft of tools and equipment from garage of home being remodeled, Woodside Road, Aug. 4.

Dave Boyce

Comments

Posted by brownie, a resident of another community
on Aug 16, 2011 at 11:21 am

Who is the brownie throwing lady?


Posted by earth2trish, a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I didn't realize a hamburger was considered a deadly weapon!


Posted by Dave Boyce, Almanac staff writer
on Aug 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Dave Boyce is a registered user.

For what it's worth, it's likely that in the Jack in the Box incident, the deadly weapon refers to the vehicle, not the thrown hamburger. The driver's grabbing of the victim by the hair and moving the vehicle with the victim in tow has the potential to be deadly.


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