Police report string of property crimes


Criminals 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 a cash register and a TV.

■ At the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel, a guest reported missing a pair of gold diamond earrings, a gold pendant, and a platinum necklace 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.

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Posted by what security!
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Absolutely hysterical that BoardVantage had two laptops stolen from their "secure" facility. From their web site Web Link
"BoardVantage Security
BoardVantage has implemented numerous measures to ensure the confidentiality and security of your materials. Our solution is hosted in a highly secure environment, protected by encryption and authentication in a hardened, protected site. Like major financial institutions, we maintain a strong perimeter defense using multiple layers of security and constant monitoring. Also, we devote significant resources to continuously improving our security with the latest technologies.
Between our security management program and our secured state-of-the-art hosting facilities, our customers receive the highest data protection commercially available.
Physical security.
All computer and network communication systems are housed in a secured, hardened hosting facility with 24x7x365 guard patrols and full surveillance and biometric access control systems."

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