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News - June 5, 2013

Police Calls

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

ATHERTON

Residential burglary reports:

• Someone stole a Honda generator and two Graco paint sprayers from a Toyon Road construction site for a total loss estimated at $5,900, May 28.

• Burglary of a Selby Lane residence resulted in estimated losses of $1,096 in the theft of a Coach wallet, a brown purse, a ring of keys, a credit card, a debit card and $726 in cash, May 28.

LADERA

Residential burglary report: Someone stole $2,000 in jewels and a pillowcase from a residence on La Cuesta Drive after using gardening tools at the residence to pry open an unlocked rear window, May 21.

WOODSIDE

Auto burglary report: Someone stole several thousand dollars worth of tools from the passenger compartment of a pickup truck parked at Woodside Road and Interstate 280, May 24.

MENLO PARK

Residential burglary reports:

• Someone forced open the front door to a residence on Sevier Avenue and stole two purses with an estimated value of $3,000, May 30.

• An open window allowed someone to enter a residence on Callie Lane, ransack the house, and get away with costume jewelry, an Apple iPad, a wallet and $300 in cash for a loss estimated at $1,725, May 30.

• Someone pried open a back door on a Trinity Drive house and stole pocket knives and a necklace for a loss estimated at $300, May 30.

• An O'Connor Street resident found a back door pried open but nothing missing from the house, May 29.

Commercial burglary report: A bathroom window showed signs of an attempted forced entry at a school in the 2600 block of Sand Hill Road, May 27.

Auto burglary report: Windows of two vehicles parked in the 200 block of Oak Grove Avenue were smashed, with the items stolen including a purse and its contents (for a loss estimated at $150) and another purse and cell phone for an unspecified loss, May 26.

Theft reports:

• A locked bicycle with a value of $750 was stolen from Alma Street, May 24.

• Someone stole a firearm valued at $400 from an unlocked vehicle parked at Market Place and Pierce Road, May 25.

• Someone stole a $200 bicycle locked in a bike rack in front of an office in the 300 block of Middlefield Road, May 29.

Fraud report: A prospective tenant reported (to the main police station) the unfortunate wiring of $2,350 for a rental property described in an online rental site advertisement that was later discovered to be false, May 30.

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