Almanac

News - March 27, 2013

Police Calls

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

WOODSIDE

Residential burglary reports:

• Julio Cesar Jimenez-Hernandez of San Francisco was arrested on burglary charges in connection with a series of missing items valued at $15,000 from a Churchill Avenue home, including a gold Rolex watch, a 1984 silver U.S. Olympic commemorative coin, and keys to a vehicle, March 15.

• Someone kicked open the front door of a house on Stockbridge Avenue and got away with electronic equipment, jewelry and cash with an estimated value of $4,400, March 5.

PORTOLA VALLEY

Residential burglary report: A Tommy Hilfiger purse containing gift cards and a credit card, with an estimated total loss of $2,650, is missing from an unlocked vehicle parked in an unlocked garage on Shawnee Pass, March 5.

LADERA

Suspicious circumstances report: A man returned home to find an unfamiliar key jammed and stuck in the keyhole of his front door. Upon returning to the door a few minutes later with pliers, he found the key gone. There were no suspicious vehicles nor any other indications that anyone had been inside the home, March 4.

MENLO PARK

Commercial burglary reports:

• Someone broke into Del Rio Stone, a custom stonework company on Constitution Drive, and stole a computer and a white GMC pickup truck for a total loss estimated at $13,100, March 15.

• Someone stole fence stakes with a value of $1,500 from the bed of a pickup truck at Alternative HVAC Solutions on Constitution Drive, March 15.

• The losses are not yet known after burglaries at three businesses on Haven Avenue, all located in one commercial building. The entry was through a heating and air conditioning vent on the roof, March 11.

Residential burglary reports:

• Thieves got away with jewelry valued at $2,900 after entering a Berkeley Avenue house through a rear door without leaving signs of breaking and entering, March 17.

• Someone stole a video game console, a watch, a necklace, headphones and a .38-caliber pistol, with a total value of $1,950, from a home, but did not leave signs of breaking and entering, March 14.

• Losses are estimated at around $1,700 in the theft of a motion-sensor light, a component from a leaf blower, and miscellaneous electrical items from a home under construction on Santa Cruz Avenue, March 11.

Auto burglary reports:

• Losses were set at $4,330 after someone smashed a front passenger side window of a truck on O'Brien Drive and stole golf clubs, an Apple iPod, tools and snowboarding gear, March 21.

• Someone stole a set of golf clubs valued at $2,000 from the trunk of a locked vehicle in the 2800 block of Sand Hill Road but left no indications as to how the trunk was opened, March 14.

• A camera and accessories valued at $1,220 are missing from a vehicle parked on University Drive, March 21.

• After smashing the passenger side windows of a vehicle on Sharon Park Drive, someone stole a leather jacket and other items for a total estimated loss to the victim of $480, March 14.

Theft reports:

• A blue silk rug with an estimated value of $2,800 was taken from the American Cancer Society Thrift Shop on Santa Cruz Avenue, March 11.

• Someone stole a laptop computer valued at $2,000 from a work station at Facebook Corp. on Hacker Way, March 15.

• An unattended laptop computer valued at $1,500 was stolen from inside the McDonald's restaurant at 1100 El Camino Real, March 2.

• Someone lost a cell phone with an estimated value of $650 while riding her bike on Santa Cruz Avenue, March 11.

• Two bikes valued at about $500 each were taken from apartment garage areas in the 1600 block of El Camino Real, March 7 and 8.

• Someone stole a car cover valued at $400 from a vehicle on Woodland Avenue, March 10.

• A car-organizer bag, a center-console phone receiver, and $22 in cash were reported missing from an unlocked vehicle on Buckthorn Way for a total estimated loss of $237, March 7.

• Two minors got away with a 12-pack of beer valued at $10.95 from the Safeway Supermarket on Sharon Park Drive, March 10.

• Juvenile admitted to stealing about $3 from the employee tip jar at the Subway sandwich shop on Santa Cruz Avenue, March 18.

Stolen vehicle reports:

• A 1990 Toyota Camry from a parking lot in the 800 block of El Camino Real, March 7.

• A black 2001 motor scooter from the side yard of a residence on Alice Lane, March 8.

Possession of burglary tools report: Two Redwood City women arrested, cited and released when found in possession of a bolt cutter, screwdrivers, pliers, a chisel and a lock pick, March 12.

Accident reports:

• Pedestrian suffered non-life-threatening injuries and taken to a hospital after stepping into a bike lane without looking and colliding with a bicyclist on Alma Street near Burgess Drive, March 12.

• One driver was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury and complaints of pain after a two-vehicle accident near Willow Road and O'Keefe Street, March 5.

• One driver taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injury and complaints of pain after one vehicle rear-ended another at Sand Hill Road and Santa Cruz Avenue, March 6.

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