Police callsThis information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent until convicted.
Commercial burglary report: Customer making small purchase reached into cash register drawer and removed $240, but cashier retrieved money from customer, who then fled, Willow Cove Gas at 500 Willow Road, March 15.
Residential burglary report: Fourteen-year-old arrested on burglary charges after being seen by police fleeing from residence, stopping on officer's order and admitting to attempted burglary, Terminal Ave., March 10.
Animal bite report: Dog 1 escaped fenced backyard, attacked Dog 2, was held back by Dog 2's owner after Dog 2 ran off, and then bit Dog 2's owner on forearm causing "non-life-threatening injury," Partridge Ave., March 12.
Theft report: Loss estimated at $600 in theft of phone left in bathroom, Cafe Borrone at 1010 El Camino Real, March 10.
Missing person report: Son missing after being dropped off at Palo Alto restaurant to meet friends and calling home around 1 a.m. to say, out of character, that he was drunk and planning to walk home, March 10. He was found three hours later.
Theft report: Loss of $150 from classroom, Las Lomitas Elementary School at 299 Alameda de las Pulgas, March 9.