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Police calls: Charm bracelet and gold bangles taken in $45,000 burglary

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.

ATHERTON

Residential burglary reports:

■ Someone stole jewelry from a home on Melanie Lane, including gold bangles, a gold chain with hanging pendants, and a gold charm bracelet with charms that included Caribbean dancers, a graduate hat with a ruby, and a harp. Estimated loss: $45,000. July 31.

■ The cable lock to a gate surrounding a construction site on Bay Road was found cut and someone stole tools and equipment, including a Bosch rotary hammer, a welding set, a shade canopy and a Wacker Vibroplate tamper. Estimated loss: $4,000. Aug. 5.

WOODSIDE

Residential burglary report: A home on Partition Road was found with a rear sliding door smashed. Whether anything was taken is not yet known. Aug. 12.

Hit-and-run report: Two vehicles were racing westbound on state Highway 84. Both passed another westbound vehicle, crossing a double yellow line to do so. The first passing vehicle sideswiped the vehicle being passed and fled the scene. The second passing vehicle collided with the vehicle being passed, causing damage to both vehicles. Aug. 11.

Possession-of-marijuana-for-sale report: During a traffic stop on Woodside Road and Interstate 280, a deputy noticed marijuana odors coming from inside the vehicle and questioned the driver. The driver, a Woodside resident, had an expired medical marijuana card, $4,000 in cash in his pocket and a half pound of marijuana in the trunk. He was arrested and booked into the county jail on charges that included possession of and transportation of marijuana for sale. Aug. 8.

WEST MENLO PARK

Residential burglary reports:

■ Someone stole several tools from two metal sheds at a construction site on Stanford Avenue. Estimated loss: $6,300. Aug. 15.

■ Someone stole construction tools from a vacant home under construction on Stanford Avenue. Estimated loss: $5,400. Aug. 12.

LADERA

Theft reports:

■ Someone stole an unlocked bike from a vehicle with a bike carrier and sitting in the driveway of a home on Castanya Way. Estimated loss: $7,500. Aug. 13.

■ Three boxes -- one delivered by FedEx, one by UPS and a third containing personal items -- were stolen from a carport on Coquito Way. Estimated loss: $960. Aug. 13.

MENLO PARK

Residential burglary reports:

■ A washer and dryer set, a cordless drill and a sprayer were stolen from a home in the 200 block of University Drive. Someone entered through an unlocked rear door. Estimated loss: $5,400. Aug. 13.

■ Someone cut the locks off a cargo container and stole construction tools from a construction site on Lemon Avenue. Estimated loss: $3,500. Aug. 12.

■ Someone broke a window and entered a house on Madera Avenue and stole a wallet containing identification cards and cash. Estimated loss: $900. Aug. 10.

Theft reports:

■ An unattended cell phone was stolen from a park bench at Willow Road and Gilbert Avenue. Estimated loss: $600. Aug. 12.

■ Two bottles of wine were reported stolen from Safeway supermarket on Sharon Park Drive. Estimated loss: $320. Aug. 10.

■ A worker at a construction site on Woodland Avenue interrupted someone in the act of stealing a lock and chain securing the work site. The suspect got away with the lock and chain. Estimated loss: $70. Aug. 8.

■ Someone stole four newspapers from Kepler's Books at 1010 El Camino Real. Estimated loss: $11. Aug. 8.

■ Someone stole a wallet from a backpack at the Menlo Park Caltrain station on Merrill Street. Aug. 8.

Dave Boyce

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