This information is from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted.
Residential burglary report: Using a ladder, someone climbed into an upper-story unlocked bathroom window of a house on La Mesa Drive but apparently fled after hearing a burglar alarm, leaving the house having taken nothing from it, July 17.
Residential burglary report: The padlock on the gate was cut and several electronic and hand tools valued at over $6,000 are missing from a locked storage box on a corner of a property on Mountain Home Road, July 18.
Residential burglary report: The owner of a vehicle parked in the 3000 block of Alpine Road claimed a total loss of $720 after someone broke a window in the vehicle and stole several things from inside, July 20.
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Residential burglary report: Returning from a lunch break, two employees of a business in the 2000 block of Sand Hill Road discovered losses estimated at $461, including a wallet missing from one office and cash that had been sitting on a desk missing from another, July 18.
■ Two bicycles are missing from an unlocked garage on Adam Way: a blue Kestrel carbon-fiber road bike with a value of $7,500 and a silver full-suspension Pivot mountain bike valued at $8,000, July 21.
■ Someone stole a toolbox, a Makita grinding tool, a DeWalt drill, sandpaper, trowels, levels and extension cords from a construction site on Walsh Road for a total loss estimated at $2,160, July 22.
Residential burglary reports:
■ A safe containing $30,000 in gold and jewelry is missing from a house on Henderson Avenue after someone kicked in a door to the resident's garage and entered the house, July 23.
■ A Rolex watch, a diamond ring, two gold rings and costume jewelry with a total value of about $11,000 is missing from an Oak Avenue house that had the front door unlocked, July 25.
■ Someone stole about $100 in coins after breaking into a coin-operated washing machine in an apartment complex laundry room on Glenwood Avenue, July 20.
■ After someone broke into a house on Carlton Avenue and stole debit cards, the resident reported a total of $850 in unauthorized debit-card purchases. Also missing are a pair of roller skates that were on the front porch and an uninstalled car amplifier inside a vehicle for a total loss of about $90, July 24.
■ Two locks are missing from a laundry room inside a locked underground garage at a condominium complex in the first block of Willow Road, July 23.
■ There are pry marks on the doors of three locked storage closets at a residence on Glenwood Avenue, July 21.
Commercial burglary reports:
■ Two people forced their way into Beltramo's Wines and Spirits at 1540 El Camino Real at about 4:30 a.m., stole 27 packs of cigarettes and fled on foot, managing to escape from police who had seen them leaving the store. The cigarettes were discarded and recovered by police. The suspects are believed to have been involved in four burglaries in the area, July 23.
■ Someone smashed a window and broke into at a Starbucks coffee shop at 863 El Camino Real and stole $25 from the tip jar, July 23.
■ There are pry marks and damaged paint on the back door at Build It Again Toys in the 600 block of Santa Cruz Avenue, but no indications that anyone broke in, July 21.
Auto burglary reports:
■ Someone broke the window of a locked vehicle parked in a secure garage in the 2100 block of Santa Cruz Avenue and stole sunglasses, $5 in cash and a garage door opener for a total loss of about $30, July 20.
■ A car-radio faceplate worth $136 and a $10 flashlight are missing from a locked vehicle parked on Coleman Avenue. The driver's side window had been pried open and the door unlocked, July 23.
■ Three bicycles with a total value of $1,400 are missing from a unlocked carport on Oak Lane, July 24.
■ After the theft of a wallet from a purse hanging from a chair in a business in the 800 block of El Camino Real, the wallet's owner learned of $1,400 in unauthorized purchases made with her credit card. Along with the credit card, the wallet contained a driver's license and $30 in cash, for a total loss of $79, July 20.
■ Someone stole a watercolor painting with an estimated value of $1,155 in an overnight theft from a vendor's booth in the 600 block of Santa Cruz Avenue at the Connoisseurs' Marketplace, July 21.
■ Someone stole a $600 cell phone from a table at a business in the 600 block of Santa Cruz Avenue, July 22.
■ A wallet containing $300 in cash and a driver's license is missing from the purse of someone visiting the 2800 block of Sand Hill Road, July 22.
■ Someone stole a laptop computer with a value of $599 from a desk at Job Train at 1200 O'Brien Drive, July 23.
■ Someone got away with an unlocked bike sitting in front of Safeway Supermarket at 525 El Camino Real for a loss of $420, July 21.
■ Sunglasses with a value of $350 were taken from a counter at a business in the 800 block of Santa Cruz Avenue, July 20.
■ A thief got away with a wheel and tire from an bicycle parked at the Safeway Supermarket at 525 El Camino Real, July 24.
■ A woman bought three $500 prepaid money cards and provided the means of cashing them to a man claiming to be a police officer demanding that she send him $1,500 immediately or have her husband arrested on tax evasion charges. Afterward, she called her husband and learned that she'd been scammed, July 22.
■ Police arrested a Redwood City woman on forgery charges after she made two purchases using counterfeit coupons at Safeway Supermarket at 525 El Camino Real, July 22.
Stolen vehicle reports:
■ A woman returned to a parking lot on Laurel Street to find her silver 2004 Volvo missing, along with the laptop computer, audio books, two pairs of sunglasses, reading glasses, climbing gear, a fleece jacket and $40 in cash that were in the car. She told police that she was unsure whether she'd left the keys in the car, and that the value of the stolen items totaled $2,490, July 25.
■ Someone stole a black 1994 Chevrolet Blazer from a fenced in storage facility on Haven Drive, July 23.