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Atherton: Burglary from unlocked vehicle in unlocked garage

This information is from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. The dates police received the report are shown.

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ATHERTON

Residential burglary reports:

■ Someone entered a house on Fairview Avenue and stole $400 in cash and a $300 black-and-white Northface Surge backpack. March 1.

■ A burglar entered an unlocked vehicle inside an unlocked garage on Catalpa Drive and stole a $300 fabric briefcase with the letters GVT on it in black. Also stolen: checks for an E-Trade checking account. March 5.

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MENLO PARK

Residential burglary reports:

■ Someone entered a residence on Menlo Avenue through an unlocked rear door and stole a laptop computer, an Apple iPad, three watches, $23 in cash, sunglasses and a hat -- total losses estimated at $5,773. March 13.

■ Someone entered a shed on a Concord Drive property and took out a bicycle and placed it against a nearby fence. March 11.

■ A resident of Continental Drive informed police that a back door of the residence was found open upon arriving home. The resident was uncertain as to whether the door had been locked. There were no signs of forced entry and no evidence of anything having been taken from the house. March 13.

Auto burglary reports:

■ Someone smashed the window of a vehicle parked on O'Connor Street and stole a $2,000 stereo system. March 13.

■ Burglars entered three vehicles parked in the 1600 block of El Camino Real, two of them forcibly through broken windows, but nothing was missing from any of them. March 15.

Theft reports:

■ Someone stole a purse that had been sitting on the roof of a vehicle in the 1200 block of El Camino Real. Loss estimated at $320. March 8.

■ An unlocked locker at Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill at 515 El Camino Real was robbed of $285 in cash. March 13.

■ A Marlin .22 caliber rifle worth $200 was stolen from a home on Bieber Avenue. March 13.

Fraud reports:

■ Tenants in a Partridge Avenue home did not make their most recent rent payment and, in recent months, paid their rents using checks that bounced due to insufficient funds. March 13.

■ Someone bought over $1,000 in merchandise from Safeway Supermarket at 525 El Camino Real and paid for it using a bad check. The fraud wasn't discovered until after the suspect had left the store.

Dave Boyce

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