Police calls: Bank customer allegedly threatens Woodside teller


This information is based on reports from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the Menlo Park Police Department. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. Police received the reports on the dates shown.


Threat: A customer at the Wells Fargo bank at 2925 Woodside Road allegedly threatened to punch a bank teller in the face after learning that his request to access an account would be delayed by a day or two, despite his having shown proof that he was a trustee. A deputy contacted the customer, who admitted being upset but denied have made threats. Jan. 21.

Traffic accidents:

■ A man lost control of his motorcycle and struck a roadside dirt embankment after unsuccessfully trying to negotiate a curve at Woodside Road and Skywood Way. Medics took the rider to the hospital for his injuries. Jan. 18.

■ A woman driving west on Highway 84 near Portola Road fell asleep, veered off the road and collided with a tree. The driver was not injured, but medics took her to the hospital as a precaution. Jan. 22.


Residential burglaries:

■ Someone broke through a rear door of a garage of a home on Sharon Park Drive and stole two high-end bicycles. Estimated loss: $18,000. Feb. 1.

■ A Cadillac Escalade was found without its wheels and sitting on bricks in the driveway of a home on Monte Rosa Drive. Also stolen from the side yard were several bicycles and scooters. No estimate on losses. Feb. 1.

■ Two bicycles, an unlocked vehicle, a toolbox and tools, golf clubs, sunglasses and a case of beer were stolen from an unlocked garage on Deanna Drive. Estimated loss: $4,520. Feb. 1.

Commercial burglaries:

■ A thief stole a safe deposit box and a coin box from inside Jan's Deli on Alma Street after forcing the front doors open. Estimated loss: $230 in currency and $50 in coins. Jan. 26.

■ Someone stole the cash register from Tony's Pizza at 820 Willow Road. The front door was forced open, breaking the door frame in the process. The cash register was the only missing item. Estimated loss: $130. Jan. 31.


■ Someone stole a laptop computer accidentally left under a chair at the Allied Arts Guild on Arbor Road. Estimated loss: $500. Jan. 26.

■ A package of chips and dip were taken from the front porch of a home on Middle Avenue. Estimated loss: $7. Jan. 26.

■ A woman between 30 and 40 years old tried to exit the Safeway supermarket on El Camino Real with baby formula and diapers that she hadn't paid for. A store employee stopped her, and she left the items, then got into a truck and left the area. No loss. Jan. 25.

Dave Boyce


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Posted by Sharon Heights
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Regular shoplifting at the Safeway, and these latest brazen crimes - can we please get a few more patrols up here please by the MPPD or SMCS? This has been going on for over a year!

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Posted by Sharon Heights
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm

And on February 2:


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