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News - December 25, 2013

Police Calls

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

LADERA

Residential burglary reports:

• A home on Gabarda Way is missing a safe containing $50,000 in jewelry, an Apple iPad and Mac PowerBook computer, $800 in cash and various items of personal identification, including passports and social security cards. The burglary happened sometime between 11:30 a.m and 5 p.m. and there was no evidence of a break-in. Dec. 13.

• A significant number of items of personal property are missing from "throughout" a La Mesa Drive home, where a downstairs bedroom window had been left unlocked. A deputy photographed the house and attempted to find fingerprints. Dec. 14.

• Deputies responded to a call about a collection of discarded property on the side of La Mesa Drive. Among the items were a white cloth belt, a pair of white earmuffs, a somewhat torn-up white gift box, and five shot glasses decorated with a Christmas theme. Although an Apple iPad was reported to be included, deputies did not find one. Dec. 13.

• A Raleigh 13 Detour road bike with an estimate value of $600 is missing from the front porch of a Pecora Way home. Dec. 16.

WOODSIDE

Auto burglary report: Someone broke the driver's door lock on a vehicle parked at a Woodside Park N Ride lot and stole an amplifier, speaker and tools, a loss estimated at $2,900. Dec. 16.

MENLO PARK

Residential burglary report: A spool of copper wire with an estimated value of $1,200 is missing from an unlocked garage on Terminal Avenue. Dec. 16.

Commercial burglary report: Someone broke a glass door into St. Raymond School at 1211 Arbor Road, but it appears that nothing was taken. Dec. 15.

Theft reports:

• An Apple iPad Mini with an estimated value $712 was stolen from a carrying case left on a park bench in the 200 block of Bay Road. Dec. 17.

• Someone stole a $550 bike locked to a metal pole in the 600 block of Menlo Avenue. Dec. 16.

• An unlocked vehicle parked in the 900 block of Hobart Street is missing $5 in cash, an Apple iPod radio transmitter and sunglasses, a total loss of about $205. Dec. 15.

• A $37 box of baby formula is missing from Safeway supermarket on Sharon Park Drive, Dec. 14.

WEST MENLO PARK

Found property report: At the Dutch Goose restaurant in unincorporated Menlo Park, a deputy had a community service officer collect for storage an abandoned bike found leaning against a dumpster. A check on the bike's serial number came back with no information. Dec. 12.

PORTOLA VALLEY

Theft report: A backpack and camera bag were reported missing from a bench at the Woodside Priory School at 302 Portola Road. Dec. 11.

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