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Police calls: Sports drinks stolen from Menlo Park porch

This information is from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. Police received the reports on the dates shown.

PORTOLA VALLEY

Fraud reports:

■ Someone obtained the Social Security number of a resident of Wayside Road and filed a false tax return. A letter from the Internal Revenue Service made the victim aware of the fraud. July 21.

■ Someone using the Social Security number, date of birth and address of a resident of Cervantes Road opened new credit card accounts, which were later suspended. July 21.

WEST MENLO PARK

Residential burglary report: Someone stole a TV from a residence on Cloud Avenue. The garage door and a door into the house were found open. Estimated loss: $2,040. July 21.

Theft report: Three purses -- from the front seat, glove box and under the front seat -- were stolen from a vehicle on Cedar Avenue that may not have been locked. July 21.

ATHERTON

Residential burglary report: Someone broke through a side door into a home on Nora Way and stole a flat-screen TV and a computer mouse. Estimated loss: $500. July 24.

Theft report: Packages may have been stolen from outside a residence on Holbrook Lane. Police are investigating. July 20.

MENLO PARK

Residential burglary reports:

■ Someone pried off a window screen and may have entered a home on Lassen Court. July 26.

■ It's not known if anything was taken from a Santa Margarita Avenue home after a resident discovered a rear side door kicked in. July 24.

Theft reports:

■ Software corporation Delphix at 275 Middlefield Road may have been the victim of a wire-fraud scam by someone posing as an employee. Estimated loss: $150,000. July 23.

■ A package stolen from the front porch of a Laurel Avenue home led to the arrest of a youth, later released to his mother. July 23.

■ Someone stole a package of sports drinks from the front porch of a Laurel Avenue home. Estimated loss: $42. July 30.

■ Someone stole an unattended cell phone in the 800 block of Hamilton Avenue. Estimated loss: $800. July 28.

■ A flashlight, fanny pack, keys, CD case, storage container and two knives were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on Loma Prieta Lane. Estimated loss: $165. July 29.

■ Someone stole a wallet containing cash and personal cards and a bag containing $50 in quarters from an unlocked vehicle parked on Oak Grove Avenue. Estimated loss: $200. July 23.

Auto burglary reports:

■ Two cameras were stolen from a locked vehicle on Sharon Park Drive with no signs of forced entry. Estimated loss: $1,350. July 27

■ A vehicle parked in a carport on Sharon Park Drive was found with a window broken and two cell phones stolen. Estimated loss: $350. July 27.

■ A knife and $20 in cash were stolen from a vehicle parked on Loma Prieta Lane with no indications of forced entry. Estimated loss: $50. July 29.

Stolen vehicle report: A locked 1990 white Ford Mustang from Haven Avenue. July 23.

Dave Boyce

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