Thieves target bicycles and laptop computers


Recent crime reports from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office show bicycles and laptop computers to be prized objects for theft.

Thieves reportedly stole four "high priced" bicycles, total loss estimated at $27,000, from the side yard of a home on Dedarera Drive in the unincorporated community of Ladera, deputies said in a Nov. 12 report.

The bicycle thefts are the second such incident in Ladera in recent weeks. In a Nov. 4 report, two bikes valued at $3,600 were stolen from a garage on Lucero Way by someone who entered through "an opening" at the back end of the garage, deputies said.

Also in Ladera, someone stole a briefcase and two laptop computers on Nov. 11 from an unlocked vehicle on West Floresta Way, deputies said.

Two backpacks containing laptop computers were reported stolen on Nov. 7 at the Woodside Priory School at 302 Portola Road in Portola Valley, with one computer valued at $2,000 and the other at $3,600, deputies said.

An unlocked vehicle on Stonegate Road in Portola Valley was the scene on Nov. 5 of a theft of a toiletry bag containing pain medications, a pair of Gucci sunglasses, a key to the Alpine Hills Swim & Tennis Club and $40 in cash for a total loss valued at $440, deputies said.

Tools valued at $2,600 were stolen in a Nov. 11 break-in to a locked pickup truck at the Park-and-Ride at Woodside Road and Interstate 280, deputies said.


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Posted by Watchful Neighbor
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Nov 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Thank you, San Mateo County Sheriff's Department for stepping up patrols. Good to see Woodside Patrol out there, too. We're glad many have installed cameras and license plate checkers, and it's fun getting involved in Neighborhood Watch. Remember the show "Candid Camera"? If you're up to mischief in the country, expect to be on it!

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