Police calls: Man borrows broom to clean up accident site


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


Drunken driving:

■ A San Francisco resident driving east on Highway 84 drifted off the right shoulder near Skywood Drive and struck a large oak tree on the passenger side of his vehicle. Deputies arrested him on drunken driving charges and took him to the First Chance treatment facility in Belmont.

■ Deputies arrested and took to First Chance a Glen Ellen man on drunken driving charges. A witness said the man lost control of his Acura near the intersection of Woodside and Mountain Home roads, ran over a curb and collided with a wooden and metal post. He reportedly borrowed a broom to try to clean up the scene before deputies got there. April 4.


B Residential burglary:== Thieves entered a locked construction site on Woodland Avenue and stole tools from a locked container. No estimate on losses. April 13.

Auto burglaries:

■ A thief pried open the door of a vehicle parked at Newbridge Street and Carlton Avenue and stole the car stereo. Estimated loss: $400. April 15.

■ A vehicle parked on Glenwood Avenue had been left with windows partially open and someone stole three pairs of sunglasses and a pair of reading glasses. Estimated loss: $50. April 13.

■ Someone smashed a window on a locked vehicle parked on Constitution Drive and stole a bag and its unknown contents. No estimate on losses. April 16.


■ A camera was stolen from Mike's Camera on Santa Cruz Avenue. Estimated loss: $1,500. April 15.

■ A man walked into Staples, walked out with a demo-model tablet computer that he did not pay for, and left the scene in a red Honda Accord. Estimated loss: $786. April 10.

■ An unlocked bike was stolen from a front porch. Police did not specify the house's address. Estimated loss: $300. April 15.

■ Someone stole a pair of tennis shoes from the front porch of a home on O'Connor Street. Estimated loss: $60. April 14.

■ A woman shopping at Draeger's Supermarket on University Drive inadvertently left her wallet and cellphone in a shopping cart. When she was about to leave the lot, she remembered but when she returned, the items were gone. No estimate on losses. April 16.

■ Someone stole a wallet from a purse of a customer at Le Boulanger on Santa Cruz Avenue. No estimate on losses. April 15.

■ A man entered the Mi Terra Linda market on Willow Road and walked out with a bottle of wine he did not pay for. Estimated loss: $5.99. April 11.

Stolen vehicle: A red 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer from an apartment complex carport on Pierce Road. April 12.

— Dave Boyce

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Posted by Puzzled
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Apr 23, 2015 at 9:48 am

Last week, someone was hit by a car on Santa Cruz avenue between 5-6 pm. At least four police cars and two other rescue vehicles came. I have yet to see it in the paper. What happened and why hasn't it been reported?

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