Almanac

News - July 24, 2013

Police Calls

ATHERTON

Residential burglary report: Someone forced open a window screen to a student's room on the first floor of a dormitory at Menlo College at 1000 El Camino Real and stole $500 in cash, an Apple iPad and a pair of black Maui Jim sunglasses valued at $250, July 14.

PORTOLA VALLEY

Fraud report: Someone using a business credit card belonging to a resident of Martinez Road made three unauthorized purchases, including a plane ticket to Miami, for a total of $8,729. The charges have been canceled, July 9.

MENLO PARK

Residential burglary report: Someone broke into a house on Newbridge Street through a back door and got away with items that included a cell phone, keys and $700 in cash for a total loss estimated at $1,380, July 15.

Auto burglary reports:

• A diamond ring, purse, laptop computer, two Apple iPods and an iPad, wallet, sunglasses, $400 in cash and a gym bag with clothes in it are missing from a vehicle parked on the 1600 block of Marsh Road and found with a smashed window. The loss is estimated at $14,760, July 18.

• A purse and wallet valued at $225 are missing from a vehicle parked on the 1600 block of Marsh Road with a smashed window, July 18.

Theft reports:

• A locked bicycle worth $500 is missing from a bike rack on Laurel Street, July 15.

• Someone took $5 from the console of an unlocked vehicle on the 600 block of Willow Road, July 17.

WOODSIDE

Auto burglary report: A $10 black folding knife is missing from a vehicle parked at the Park-and-Ride on Woodside Road with its window smashed. Deputies found blood, possibly that of the thief, inside the vehicle, July 12.

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