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Community - October 20, 2010

Police Calls

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent until convicted.

MENLO PARK

Grand theft report: Diamond earrings and diamond rings with total value of $19,500 stolen from hotel room, Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real, Oct. 10.

Residential burglary reports:

• Home ransacked; losses totaling $2,250 in theft of plasma TV, digital camera and cash, 1100 block of Bieber Ave., Oct. 11.

• Computers and cable box valued at $1,900 stolen, 1300 block of Madera Ave., Oct. 11.

• Losses totaling $1,705 in theft of three bicycles, an air compressor, a video game player and hats, 1300 block of Madera Ave., Oct. 9.

• Loss of $600 in theft of three tires, 1100 block of Willow Road, Oct. 8.

Commercial burglary report: A total of $936 in cash and a $50 lock stolen, Oil Changers at 944 Willow Road, Oct. 11.

Assault and attempted armed robbery report: Victim approached by man with air gun who attempted to rob victim but was fought off and fled, 1100 block of Carlton Ave., Oct. 11.

Auto burglary report: Loss estimated at $100 in theft of CD and MP3 player, 1200 block of O'Brien Drive, Oct. 8.

Fraud reports:

• Victim using Craigslist wired $500 to hold vehicle for sale at dealership in Monterey only to discover the dealership did not exist, 1200 block of Sevier Ave., Oct. 12.

• Loss of $50 in unauthorized access to bank account, 1200 block of Sevier Ave., Oct. 12.

WOODSIDE

Auto burglary reports:

• GPS valued at $2000 stolen, Park-and-Ride lot at Woodside Road and Interstate 280, Oct. 9.

• Window smashed and expensive high- tech equipment stolen, Park-and-Ride lot at Woodside Road and Interstate 280, Oct. 9.

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