Police calls: Mike's Camera hit again; 15 cameras stolen


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.


Commercial burglaries:

■ A burglar smashed a window on the front door of Mike's Camera on Santa Cruz Avenue, entered the store, smashed a display case and stole about 15 cameras. Estimated loss: $6,240. April 28.

■ Someone broke into the office of OC Communications on Haven Avenue and the alarm sounded. An initial investigation showed nothing missing. No estimate on losses. May 1.

Residential burglary: A locked bicycle was stolen from a parking area under an apartment complex on Crane Street. Estimated loss: $200. May 1.

Auto burglaries:

■ A thief entered a vehicle parked on Pope Street by means unknown and stole a computer and a vehicle key. Estimated loss: $2,797. April 24.

■ Keys and a camera were stolen from an unlocked truck parked on Oak Grove Avenue. Estimated loss: $90. April 29.


■ Someone stole a bike locked to a bike rack in the 600 block of Alma Street. Estimated loss: $1,000. April 28.

■ An unlocked and unattended bike was stolen from the 1300 block of Willow Road. Estimated loss: $933. April 24.

■ Someone entered a vehicle while it was being serviced on the 1400 block of El Camino Real and stole jewelry. No estimate on losses. May 1.

■ A thief stole a bike locked to a bike rack on Ivy Drive. Estimated loss: $500. April 28.

■ Someone stole a bike locked in a parking area under an apartment on Crane Street. Estimated loss: $250. April 30.

■ A bike was stolen from a closed unattached garage on Crane Street. The thief entered the garage through an unlocked window. The bike was later found around the corner. April 30.

■ Two outdoor rugs were stolen from the front porch of a home on Blake Street. No estimate on losses. April 30.

Stolen vehicle: A blue 2014 Audi SQ5 from Laurel Street. April 25.


Traffic accident: Medics took a cyclist to Stanford Hospital after the cyclist was found in a ditch in the 3000 block of Portola Road. April 16.

Auto burglary: A burglar smashed a rear window of a vehicle parked at Highway 84 and Hobart Heights Road and stole a gym bag from the rear floorboard. Estimated loss: $850. April 18.

Theft: Someone broke into a locked drop box at Huddart Park on Kings Mountain Road in Woodside and stole the cash inside. Estimated loss: $40. April 28.


Residential burglary: A burglar broke into a home on Mills Avenue and stole an Apple iPad, two Apple cellphones, several items of jewelry and personal documents. No estimate on losses: April 26.

— Dave Boyce

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3 people like this
Posted by Norman
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 6, 2015 at 9:55 am

Do we have a police department?

2 people like this
Posted by gunste
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on May 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Property crimes reports are always taken promptly in most cases, but that is the end of it. They are a very low priority for the Sheriff and police department.
People with valuable bikes should invest in a little device which allows locating the bike with a smartphone: Just Google"where is my bike".

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