Police calls: $9,000 loss with theft of two bikes


This information is from the Menlo Park and Atherton 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:

■ Someone went into an open garage on Siskyou Drive and stole two bicycles valued at $9,000 for both, June 16.

■ Someone broke into a storage locker under an apartment carport on Oak Grove Avenue and stole a bike, a helmet and skis, June 11. Estimated loss: $1,289.

Commercial burglary reports:

■ Jewelry, nail polish and $100 in cash are missing and a back door is damaged from being forced open at Susan's Nails, a salon at 1285 El Camino Real, June 16. Total loss: about $400.

■ At the headquarters of Sunset magazine at 80 Willow Road, someone threw a rock, broke a window in a glass door and entered the premises, but police don't know if anything was taken, June 16.

Auto burglary report: Keys and $10 in cash are missing after someone smashed a window on a vehicle parked in the 50 block of Laurel Street, June 16.

Theft reports:

■ Detectives are looking into a phone scam involving checks mailed to individuals and someone posing as a federal agent attempting to extract money from a resident of Maywood Lane, June 13.

■ Someone stole a package containing clothing worth $600 from the doorstep of a residence on Doris Drive, June 10.

■ Locks were cut and change removed from a coin-operated washer and clothes dryer in a laundry room on Doris Drive, June 10.

Accident report: There were no injuries reported after a large white Ford pickup truck sideswiped a black 2007 Lexus at the corner of Middlefield Road and Survey Lane and left the scene of the incident, June 7.


Fraud report: Using the name of a resident on Lindenbrook Drive, someone obtained a Sally Mae student loan for about $1,630, June 6.

Theft reports:

■ A surveillance video captured the image of an unidentified man leaving in a dark-colored vehicle with a $500 painting stolen from the men's restroom at Alice's Restaurant at 17288 Skyline Blvd, June 9.

■ A teen is missing her cell phone, believed stolen at her eighth-grade graduation party. The phone reportedly was detected being used near the corner of Linden and Park avenues in Burlingame, June 9.


Auto burglary report: Someone broke into a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Watkins Avenue and stole $100 in cash and a set of Bose headphones, a brown purse, a black-and-purple wallet, a black-and-white Apple iPhone, black Kenneth Cole glasses, credit cards and a driver's license for losses totaling $1,120, May 31.

Dave Boyce


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