Police calls: Thieves abscond with desk, rug and dining room table

This information is from the Menlo Park Police Department. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. The dates shown are the dates on which the agencies received the report of a crime.


Residential burglary reports:

■ Jewelry with a value of $9,100 is missing from a home on Sharon Park Drive. Entry was likely by an unlocked bathroom door, Nov. 19.

■ Someone entered a home on Coleman Avenue through an unlocked side door and absconded with a desk, a fax machine, a rug and a dining room table, a $4,200 loss, Nov. 16.

■ Residents say that nothing was stolen after a break-in through a bathroom window of a Coleman Avenue home, Nov. 16.

■ The extent of the losses, the list of items stolen, and the means of entry are not yet available to police in the burglary of a locked storage unit at Extra Space Storage on Willow Road, Nov. 20.

Auto burglary reports:

■ In a loss estimated at $14,300, someone smashed a rear passenger window and broke into a vehicle parked in the 200 block of El Camino Real and got way with four ThinkPad computers and their cases, an Apple iPhone with a headset, several charging cords, headphones, a check for $1,200, a lamp, a tape recorder, glasses, flash drives and a circuit board, Nov. 19.

■ A vehicle with a smashed front passenger window and parked in the 2800 block of Sand Hill Road is missing $2,677 worth of goods, including a backpack that had been sitting on the floor and contained a laptop computer, an Apple iPad, a wallet with $100 in it, a checkbook and credit cards, Nov. 15.

■ Four books and a laptop computer, a total estimated value of $2,110, are missing from a locked vehicle that had been parked in the 200 block of El Camino Real and was found with its rear passenger window smashed, Nov. 19.

■ A laptop computer and case with a total value of $1,770 is missing from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of El Camino Real with a rear passenger side window smashed, Nov. 19.

■ A $400 laptop computer bag is missing from a vehicle that had its rear passenger window smashed while parked in the 200 block of El Camino Real, Nov. 19.

Theft reports:

■ A bicycle with a value of $930 from an Coleman Place apartment complex carport, where it had been unattended and unlocked, Nov. 18.

■ An unlocked bike said to be worth $400 was stolen from a patio of a home on Menalto Avenue, Nov. 19.

Dave Boyce


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Posted by Eric
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Folks, for goodness sake stop leaving valuables in your cars. At home, lock doors and windows. Some of these incidents seem to have been inviting theft. Trust no one!

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Seems like there's a wave of smash-n-grabs every few weeks, this time 200 block of el camino. Anybody know where exactly...Stanford Park Hotel?

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