Police calls


This 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.


Residential burglary reports:

■ Attempted burglary, Wood Lane, June 25.

■ TV, $700 in cash, rifle and ammunition, GPS device, fishing poles and laptop computer stolen for estimated $8,500 loss, 1000 block of Menlo Oaks Drive, June 25.

■ Suspect tried to enter through open window but fled when spotted, 800 block of Middle Ave., June 28.

■ 100 block of Elliot Drive, June 29.

■ Steve Neal, 20, arrested on burglary and resisting arrest charges, 200 block of Jefferson Drive, July 1.

■ Laptop computer stolen and later retrieved, 1300 block of Henderson Ave., July 1.

Robbery report: Male bicyclist robbed of $140 by seven teens in park, Pierce Road and Madera Ave., June 30.

Auto burglary report: Apple iPod, in-dash stereo system and speakers stolen for estimated $700 loss, 1500 block of San Antonio St., June 25.

Grand theft report: Laptop computer valued at $600 stolen, 100 block of Commonwealth Ave., June 29.

Stolen vehicle reports:

■ Golf cart stolen, 1100 block of Willow Road, June 25.

■ Blue 1995 Nissan Quest, 700 block of Newbridge St., June 25.

Fraud reports:

■ Unauthorized use of credit card for estimated $85 loss, 800 block of Hamilton Ave., June 26.

■ Unauthorized use of credit card to purchase jewelry, 1100 block of Crane St., June 28.

■ Tommy Chenh, 38, arrested on charges of larceny, burglary, receipt of stolen property and counterfeiting, 600 block of Santa Cruz Ave., July 1.

Spousal abuse report: 1200 block of Chilco St., June 27.


Auto burglary report: Bag and contents stolen from parked vehicle, Park-N-Ride at Woodside Road and Interstate 280, June 27.


Fraud report: Cell phone account opened in victim's name with outstanding balance of $966, in the 2000 block of Mills Ave., June 28.


Weapons report: Arrest made on charges of possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a concealed firearm, shooting at or in an occupied dwelling, and negligent discharge of a firearm, 200 block of Leland Ave., June 25.

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Posted by Almanac Reader
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm

What is "West Menlo Park"?

I have lived in Menlo Park over ten years, and I have started noticing the "West" delimiter being used occasionally only within the last year.

As far as I can tell, there is no legal entity of West Menlo Park.

Am I mistaken? Is there some effort afoot to divide Menlo Park?

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Posted by Ranch Gal
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I believe West Menlo and West Atherton describes West of El Camino. Been here since 1957 and that's always been the case as I recall.

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Posted by Renee Batti
associate editor of The Almanac
on Jul 8, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Renee Batti is a registered user.

Almanac Reader, your confusion is understandable. The county refers to the unincorporated areas of Menlo Park north and east of Sharon Heights and, roughly, west of Lemon Avenue, as West Menlo Park. When you see items in the Police Calls column under the heading West Menlo Park, they are from Sheriff's Office reports.

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