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News - February 20, 2013

Crime roundup: Burglar targets Buck's restaurant in Woodside

A burglar shattered a front window and attempted to rob a cash register at Buck's of Woodside restaurant after the close of business on Friday, Feb. 8, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reported.

Nothing was reported stolen. Investigators were looking at a suspect arrested by Redwood City police in connection with a similar incident earlier in the day. Buck's is at 3062 Woodside Road in Woodside.

Other crimes

The Buck's incident was one of several burglaries and acts of vandalism reported in recent days.

Someone with a BB gun shot and damaged a light fixture at the Mountain Terrace restaurant at the corner of Skyline Boulevard and La Honda Road in Woodside. The front windows of the restaurant have been "shot out" twice in recent months, the owner told deputies, according to a Feb. 11 report. The total estimated damage is $1,000.

Meanwhile on the same day in unincorporated West Menlo Park on Liberty Park Avenue, someone covered a tree in toilet paper and used a liquid, possibly bleach, to draw pictures in the lawn of a swastika and male genitalia. Damage is estimated at $100.

In a residential burglary on Iris Lane in Menlo Park reported Feb. 7, police say they do not know how the burglar entered the house, but three laptop computers and $200 cash in a piggy bank were taken, for a total loss estimated at $2,600.

A burglary at the Stanford Inn at 115 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, reported the same day, resulted in an estimated loss of $2,010, including perfume, makeup, a purse and $1,040 in cash. The method of entry is not known, police said.

In an auto burglary on Glenwood Avenue in Menlo Park, someone smashed the front passenger-side window and stole an Apple iPod, a Bluetooth device and a sports bag for a total loss estimated at $300, police said. A witness reported hearing a car alarm and seeing someone flee the area, police said.

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