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.


Grand theft report: Wallet and cell phone stolen from backpack, Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road, Jan. 6.

Child or elder abuse report: 300 block of El Camino Real, Jan. 6.


Commercial burglary reports:

■ Losses estimated at $7,400 in break-in and theft of pressure washer, two water pumps and electric generator, Sun Microsystems campus at Network Circle, Jan. 4.

■ Break-in and theft of $100 in cash, Merry Go Round vintage clothing store at 713 Santa Cruz Ave., Jan. 5.

Residential burglary reports:

■ Losses estimated at $3,000 in break-in and theft of laptop computer and flat-screen TV, 800 block of Menlo Ave., Jan. 3.

■ Loss estimated at $200 in break-in and theft of necklace, 100 block of Blackburn Ave., Dec. 31.

■ Loss estimated at $100 in break-in and theft of wallet, 200 block of Middlefield Road, Dec. 31.

Grand theft reports:

■ Losses estimated at $3,300 in residential theft of laptop computer, Apple iPad, charger and sunglasses, 1100 block of Merrill St., Jan 5.

■ Loss estimated at $700 in theft of bicycle, Cal Train station, Jan. 2.

■ Loss estimated at $500 in theft of metal statues of Three Wise Men from front porch, 200 block of Felton Drive, Jan. 2.

■ Loss estimated at $500 in theft of bicycle, 100 block of Gilbert Ave., Dec. 31.

■ Loss of $473 in theft of bike and helmet, 2200 block of Sharon Road, Dec. 31.

Auto burglary reports:

■ Loss estimated at $270 in break-in and theft of stereo faceplate and electric shaver, 1300 block of Willow Road, Jan. 2.

■ Loss estimated at $145 in break-in and theft of cash blanket, wool coat and raincoat, 300 block of Ivy Ave., Dec. 31.

Fraud reports:

■ Loss of $743 in unauthorized use of credit card, 900 block of Fremont Place, Jan. 3.

■ Loss of $406 in unauthorized long distance calls, 3700 block of Haven Ave., Jan. 3.


Theft report: Credit card stolen from glove box of unlocked vehicle, 100 block of Farm Road, Jan. 2.

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Posted by Austen
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Jan 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Could you please try to expand the Sheriff's Office reports to include Ladera as well?
(Letter to the editor did not work, so will try this.)

Many thanks...

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Posted by Dave Boyce
Almanac staff writer
on Jan 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Dave Boyce is a registered user.

Austen - Police Calls always includes Ladera, but incidents won't show up in the paper if they aren't included in the weekly report from the Sheriff's Office.

The other determining factor is the category of crime. Our policy is flexible, but we tend not to publish accounts of misdemeanors, for example.

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 20, 2011 at 7:57 am

I heard that the West Bay Sanitary District had a break in at their Flow Equalization site in Bay Front Park on the 8th of January totaling near $50,000.00 and that doesn't make it into your Police blotter? Maybe you should do better research.

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