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News - July 17, 2013

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.

MENLO PARK

Commercial burglary reports:

• Someone broke into a warehouse on Hamilton Avenue without leaving traces as to how it was done and left with a safe containing cash, gasoline debit cards and fast-track passes, July 8.

• Coins are missing from a clothes dryer in a coin-operated laundry on Coleman Place, July 9.

Residential burglary report: A homeowner pulling into her driveway in the 1000 block of Woodland Avenue spotted three figures in black running away after trying unsuccessfully to get into her house through the back door, July 10.

Auto burglary reports:

• Someone smashed a window on a vehicle parked at Bayfront Park and stole a purse for a total loss of $340, July 7.

• Someone rummaged through three unlocked vehicles, two of them inside a Pine Street garage with its door open and the other outside the garage. Paperwork had been examined in two of the vehicles, but $40 in cash is missing from the third, July 7.

• A few blocks away on Seminary Avenue, someone entered three other unlocked vehicles and stole $5 in cash from one and $10 from another, July 7.

Theft reports:

• In yet another incident involving three unlocked vehicles, this time on Gilbert Avenue, someone entered the vehicles and got away with $25 from one and $20 from another, July 7.

• Someone stole $4 in loose change from an unlocked vehicle on College Avenue, July 7.

• A pair of sunglasses is missing from an unlocked vehicle on Pope Street, July 11.

Accident reports:

• Medics took a bicyclist to Stanford Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after colliding with a Toyota Matrix at Laurel Street and Ravenswood Avenue. The driver made a right-hand turn but did not see the cyclist, July 9.

• Medics took a bicyclist to Stanford Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after colliding with a vehicle at Creek Drive and El Camino Real while riding on the wrong side of the street, July 10.

PORTOLA VALLEY

Residential burglary reports:

• A maid hired to clean a house on Sierra Lane told the homeowner that she entered the house and found it ransacked. The estimated loss is $1,000, July 1.

• On returning to a home on Groveland Street, the homeowner found a window screen lying on the front deck, then several other screens lying around, and then evidence of prying at the French doors that open on to the deck. Inside, nothing appeared to be missing, July 8.

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