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News - May 8, 2013

News briefs: Motorcyclist dies in crash

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday night, April 27, in a solo-vehicle accident on Highway 84 (La Honda Road) at Fox Hill Road in Woodside. The Sheriff's Office identified the rider as Christopher Robenalt, 46, of San Mateo.

Deputies arrived at the scene shortly after 7 p.m. and found medics attending to a prostrate rider. A crashed blue Yamaha motorcycle was resting against a tree about 30 feet down an embankment, the Sheriff's Office said.

Ten minutes after the deputies arrived, medics declared the rider dead, the Sheriff's Office said.

Men grab girl's backpack

A 15-year-old girl walking along Merrill Street snatched her backpack away from two men who tried to steal it shortly before 6 p.m. on April 29, according to Menlo Park police.

The men grabbed the backpack from behind, but after a tussle, the girl reclaimed her property, police said. She lost $10 and a debit card during the struggle.

One suspect was described as a stocky Hispanic man in his late 30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a crew cut and mustache, wearing a white T-shirt and white shoes, with light jeans and a brown belt.

The other suspect, a stocky Hispanic man in his early 40s, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall with a crew cut, had a mole on his left cheek. He wore dark jeans, white shoes and a white T-shirt, police said.

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