Police calls: $3,500 bike stolen from Menlo Park garage


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 burglary: Someone entered a garage on White Oak Drive and stole a bicycle. There were no signs of forced entry. Estimated loss: $3,500. May 9.

Auto burglaries:

■ Someone stole a stereo from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1300 block of Willow Road. The stereo had been equipped with a TV screen and the dashboard had substantial damage done to it. Estimated loss: $200. May 12.

■ A GPS device was stolen from a vehicle parked on Almanor Avenue. The vehicle was found with a window smashed. Estimated loss: $200. May 14.

■ Someone stole a pair of sunglasses and a tire gauge from the glove box of a locked vehicle parked on Noel Drive. There were no signs of forced entry. Estimated loss: $100.

■ Someone stole a purse containing a credit card and an Apple iPod from a locked vehicle parked in the 1600 block of Marsh Road. The vehicle was found with a smashed front window on the passenger side. Estimated loss: $87. May 10.


■ A cable box was stolen from a recreation room of a residence on Crane Avenue. Estimated loss: $430. May 14.

■ Someone stole a parking permit decal from the rear window of a vehicle parked at Menlo Avenue and Doyle Street. Estimated loss: $396. May 11.

■ An unattended Apple iPad was stolen from an outdoors table on Adams Court. Estimated loss:$300. May 12.

■ A wallet was stolen from the glove box of an unlocked vehicle parked on Hedge Road. In the wallet were a driver's license, credit cards and $100 in cash. Estimated loss: $230. May 12.

■ Police arrested a man on charges of vandalism, attempted burglary and possession of a tampering device after he was allegedly seen holding a drill near a newspaper vending machine in the 1100 block of El Camino Real. Police said the vending machine had damage consistent with someone using a drill to attempt to steal the coin box. May 10.

■ A battery charger was stolen from the Shell gas station on Sharon Park Drive. The suspects fled west on Sand Hill Road in a black Ford Crown Victoria. May 12.

Stolen vehicle: A gray and blue 1990 Chevrolet Silverado truck from the 1100 block of Willow Road. May 12

Dave Boyce

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Posted by gunste
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on May 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Any one with a valuable bike who does not instal a GPS tracking chip should not complain. At under $100 it is good insurance investment for a $3500 bike.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 19, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Which GPS tracker for bicycles do you recommend? How many months does the battery last? Is there a monthly service charge for the tracking?

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