Police report string of property crimesCriminals got away with goods and cash valued at around $18,000 in a string of Menlo Park property crimes between March 26 and April 1, according to the Menlo Park Police Department.
Among the incidents:
• At Applewood Pizza at the corner of Menlo Avenue and El Camino Real, thieves broke into the office and stole a $300 safe containing $5,400 and tampered with cash register and a TV.
• At the Rosewood Sand Hille Hotel, a guest reported missing a pair of gold diamond earrings, a gold pendant, and a platinum necklace on March 31, for a total loss of $2,350.
• At BoardVantage, a corporate-security firm on Marsh Road, burglars broke in and stole two laptop computer valued at $2,600.
• At Bayfront Park, someone broke into a vehicle and stole a purse with a wallet, cell phone and cash for a total loss of $5,350.
Though not a property crime, per se, a victim in the 300 block of Terminal Avenue lost $7,600 to identity theft, police said.