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News - March 26, 2014

Police Calls

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

MENLO PARK

Commercial burglary report: Someone entered the office of St. Raymond Catholic Church at 1100 Santa Cruz Ave. and stole a box containing about $2 in cash. March 17.

Auto burglary report: A vehicle parked on Alma Street was found with a passenger side window smashed and $2,445 in missing possessions, including two Apple iPads, two tennis rackets, a watch, sunglasses, CDs and a gym bag containing shoes and clothing. March 20.

Fraud report: Someone made fake checks linked to the bank account of a Chestnut Street address and used them to withdraw about $7,000 from the account. March 18.

Theft reports:

• An unlocked vehicle parked on Partridge Avenue was robbed of a tablet computer, a baseball glove, a camera and a briefcase that contained a checkbook, for total loss of about $1,125. March 20.

• Someone took an Apple iPad and sunglasses from an unlocked vehicle on Oak Grove Avenue, a loss of about $600. March 19.

• A parking permit with a $592 value was stolen from the rear window of a vehicle parked at Oak Grove Avenue and Chestnut Street. March 20.

• A man walked into the A & S Union 76 gas station at 710 Willow Road and stole 50 cigarette lighters, a total loss of $87.50. March 18.

• A box of collectible Crayola crayons, a $32 value, was stolen from the front porch of a home on Oakland Avenue. March 18.

• Someone stole a $10 luggage scale that was in a package delivered to the front door of a home on Middle Avenue. March. 20.

Stolen vehicle report: Someone stole a light blue 1991 Honda Accord from the 1000 block of Alma Avenue. March 19.

PORTOLA VALLEY

Residential burglary report: No property appears to have been taken, but a residence on Sausal Drive was found with two large windows smashed and the home's interior in disorder, with drawers open and possessions strewn about. March 13.

WOODSIDE

Fishing without a license report: A deputy discovered a man fishing in Bear Gulch Creek. He did not have a fishing license and the creek is closed to fishing. Later, the deputy detected marijuana odors coming from inside the fisherman's vehicle. The man had a medical marijuana card, but not one issued by the state Department of Public Health. Inside the vehicle, the deputy found four "vials" of marijuana, four burned marijuana cigarettes and marijuana debris on the carpet. The deputy cited the fisherman for not carrying a fishing license and having marijuana in the vehicle. March 14.

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