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Community - January 8, 2014

Police Calls

This information is from the Menlo Park Police Department. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. The dates police received the report are shown.

MENLO PARK

Residential burglary report: A concrete saw and jackhammer, a total value of $2,500, are missing from a house under construction on Sharon Park Drive. Dec. 28.

Commercial burglary report: A man stole the tip jar from Peet's Coffee & Tea at 515 El Camino Real. Witnesses described the thief as a white man in his mid-thirties, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build, and wearing a black leather jacket, an Oakland A's ball cap, blue jeans and black shoes. He reportedly walked in about 5:45 p.m., grabbed the jar — containing about $45 — walked out and fled in a vehicle. Dec. 28.

Theft reports:

• Someone stole three works of art with an estimated value of $1,000 from off the wall of an office in the 800 block of Oak Grove Avenue. It's not clear how the thief entered the office, but the case is under investigation. Dec. 31.

• Data from a video surveillance camera is being used as evidence that two women stole $990 worth of cosmetics from the CVS Pharmacy at 700 El Camino Real. The video shows two women believed to be of Pacific Islander heritage and about 30 years old, who fled in a four-door Honda or Acura. Dec. 28.

Fraud report: A man passed a bad check at the Safeway supermarket on Sharon Park Drive and left with a $50 gift card and another item, for a total loss to the store of $54.95. A witness described the man as black, in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds. Dec. 31.

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