Police calls: Second-story burglar at work in Menlo Park


This information is based on reports from 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.


Residential burglaries:

■ A resident of Carlton Avenue reported the theft of jewels and a firearm by someone who broke into the house through a door on the second floor. Estimated loss: $9,300. March 9.

■ A burglar entered a house on O'Connor Street through an upstairs window and stole four electric bass guitars, two watches and two laptop computers. Estimated loss: $7,300. March 12.

■ Someone entered a house on Ravenswood Avenue, perhaps using a key hidden outside, and stole a laptop computer. Estimated loss: $1,000. March 9.

■ A thief entered a house in the 1100 block of Willow Road by means unknown and stole an Apple iPad from the living room couch. Estimated loss: $399. March 12.

■ A locked bicycle was stolen from a locked storage area at an apartment on Noel Drive. Estimated loss: $300. March 5.

■ Someone appears to have entered a house on Menalto Avenue through an unlocked sliding glass door at the back of the house. Despite the burglar alarm sounding, the burglar appears to have gone into the master bedroom and attempted to steal jewelry. No estimate of losses. March 12.

■ An unlocked bike was stolen from a secured parking area under an apartment complex on Roble Avenue. No estimate of loss: March 5.

Commercial burglaries:

■ A burglar entered the premises of Chemgenex Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Haven Avenue, but it's not clear if anything was stolen. March 9.

■ Someone stole six laptop computers from Reach Federal Credit Union, located on Haven Avenue in the same building as Chemgenex Pharmaceuticals. Estimated loss: $4,090. March 9.

Robbery: Police arrested and booked into jail Alexander Casarez, 19, of Redwood City on robbery charges. Police say a man entered the 7-Eleven convenience store on Oak Grove Avenue at about 2:40 a. m., threatened the clerk with a baseball bat and took merchandise from the store shelves. But the clerk disarmed the man and detained him inside the store until police arrived. March 12.

Auto burglaries:

■ A vehicle parked on Byers Drive was found with a side window smashed. Someone stole a briefcase with a laptop computer inside. Estimated loss: $1,800. March 5.

■ Someone smashed the driver's side window of a vehicle parked on Coleman Avenue and stole nine rolls of quarters from a pocket on the driver's door. March 11.


■ A thief stole a bicycle from an open garage on Oak Grove Avenue. Estimated loss: $2,500. March 9.

■ A camera was stolen from Mike's Camera on Santa Cruz Avenue. Estimated loss: $800. March 5.

■ Someone stole a locked bicycle and a bicycle lock from an apartment complex parking area on East Creek Drive. Estimated loss: $740. March 5.

■ A bike was stolen from an apartment complex carport on Mills Street. Estimated loss: $500. March 5.

■ A thief stole a Bluetooth speaker contained in a package on the front porch of a house in the 200 block of Willow Road. Estimated loss: $450. March 12.

■ Someone stole a bike from the front porch of a house on Hollyburne Avenue. Estimated loss: $300. March 9.

■ A thief got away with groceries that had been delivered to the front porch of a house on Bay Road. Estimated loss: $70. March 5.

■ A man entered the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real and walked out with alcoholic beverages, including one can of beer. Police arrested the man in the parking lot and recovered the beverages. March 12.

■ A man in a truck stole a bicycle from a bike rack in the 500 block of El Camino Real, but the bike's owner confronted the man and removed the bike from the back of the truck. The man drove off without the bike. March 6.

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