Police calls: Jumping-jack soil compactor stolen from unoccupied Menlo Park home


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.


Residential burglaries:

■ By means unknown, a burglar entered an apartment on Willow Road and stole jewelry, an Apple iPad mini and an iPod shuffle. Estimated losses: $7,000. June 23.

■ Someone stole three bicycles from a storage unit on Roble Avenue. Estimated losses: $3,200. June 24.

■ A jumping-jack hand-held soil compactor was stolen from an unoccupied residence on Oakfield Lane. Estimated loss: $2,900. June 25.

■ Someone got into a common attic at an apartment complex on Willow Road, broke a lock on a storage space and stole a bike. Estimated loss: $1,450. June 23.

■ Perhaps using an open window, someone entered a residence on Iris Lane and stole jewelry and a laptop computer. Estimated losses: $1,086. June 24.

Auto burglary: A locked vehicle parked on Pierce Road was found damaged consistent with someone trying to pry open a window. No estimate on losses. June 22.

Thefts: A bike and bike lock were stolen from a carport at an apartment complex on Hoover Street. Estimated losses: $425. June 22.

■ Someone stole an unlocked bike from in front of a garage on Ringwood Avenue. Estimated loss: $400. June 25.

■ A woman shopping at the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real reported that someone stole her wallet from her purse while she was shopping. Estimated loss: $103. June 25.

■ A resident of Oak Grove Avenue said he received several possibly fraudulent checks in the mail, reminiscent of a "secret shopper" scam of which he was a past victim. No losses. June 22.

Auto theft: An unlocked black 2002 Volvo S240 parked in the 900 block of Santa Cruz Avenue. June 22.

Fraud: Using an ATM, someone unauthorized withdrew money from the account of a College Avenue resident. Estimated loss: $340. June 23.


Fraud: A resident of Jane Drive claimed she had been defrauded over several months after ordering a European-made stone fireplace, fountain and birdbath from a company in New York. She learned that her checks and wired funds had been deposited in an account located in Beverly Hills. Estimated losses: $32,940. June 19.

Dave Boyce

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