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Police calls: Silverware valued at $5,000 stolen from Woodside home

WOODSIDE

Residential burglary report: Someone entered a residence on Albion Avenue by means unknown and stole 50 pieces of silverware. Estimated loss: $5,000. July 14.

Theft reports:

■ A resident of Orchard Hill Road found an envelope in his mailbox that had been opened from the bottom. The return address led the resident to believe that a check had been in the envelope. He contacted the sender, who canceled the check and issued the resident another one. July 15.

■ A resident of Old La Honda Road, when trying to retrieve her mail from her mailbox, said the mailbox "contained numerous bees." She shut the mailbox and contacted a handyman, who used a spray on the bees. When she revisited the mailbox the next day, it was empty. A new driver's license and insurance paperwork may have been stolen. July 14.

■ A resident of Portola Road said she never received a debit card ordered from Bank of America and that she later learned that someone had tried unsuccessfully to activate the card. She said that her son was missing a paycheck, and that he had told her that on one morning, all the mailboxes on the street were open. July 16.

PORTOLA VALLEY

Trespassing report: A housekeeper arriving to clean a home on Coal Mine View reported finding empty beer cans, a scuffed floor, water damage to a coffee table, urine on a toilet seat and smashed strawberries all over the house. The residents were away and do not have teenage children. July 17.

Accident report: A man driving without headlights at night ran into a mailbox located on the side of Stonegate Road about 2 feet off the road and uprooted it from the ground. July 17.

WEST MENLO PARK

Residential burglary reports:

■ A man on a bicycle acquired a garage door opener from an unlocked vehicle parked on Camino de los Robles and opened the resident's garage. When the resident confronted the cyclist, the cyclist fled on his bike, still carrying the remote but dropping a duffle from inside a locked vehicle belonging to the next door neighbor. Another neighbor found that his unlocked vehicle had been rummaged through. July 16.

■ A bicycle and two pairs of prescription glasses were stolen from an unlocked vehicle inside an unlocked garage on Rondo Way. Estimated loss: $4,200. July 16.

MENLO PARK

Residential burglary report: Someone entered a home on Hobart Street through an unlocked sliding door and took an Apple iPad. Estimated loss: $500. July 21.

Commercial burglary report: Several computers and computer accessories were stolen from the locked offices of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers on Sand Hill Road. Estimated loss: $16,372. July 21.

Auto burglary reports:

■ Someone entered a locked vehicle by means unknown and stole a kite and $10 in cash from a locked vehicle parked on Sharon Park Drive. Estimated loss: $1,510. July 19.

■ A handbag and bracelet were stolen from a locked vehicle parked on Sharon Park Drive. Estimated loss: $250. July 22.

Theft reports:

■ Someone stole a bike locked to a bike rack in the 1000 block of El Camino Real. Estimated loss: $350. July 21.

■ An amplifier and stereo faceplate were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on Sharon Park Drive. July 19.

■ A bicycle locked to a bike rack in the 800 block of Alma Street was stolen. Estimated loss: $250. July 21.

■ A package containing a glass vase was stolen from the front porch of a home on Sharon Park Drive. Estimated loss: $80. July 22.

■ Someone stole a welcome mat from the front porch of a home on College Avenue. Estimated loss: $30. July 21.

■ A seat was stolen from a bicycle parked in the 500 block of El Camino Real. Estimated loss: $20. July 19.

Vandalism report: Someone poured a corrosive substance on the truck and side quarter panel on the passenger side of a vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Willow Road. Estimated loss: $1,200. July 19.

Stolen vehicle report: A locked green 2014 Subaru Forester was stolen from a secure residential parking garage on Sharon Park Drive. July 22.

Dave Boyce

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