Police calls: Firefighters use Jaws of Life in Woodside accident


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.


Injury accident: Firefighters from the Woodside Fire Protection District used the Jaws of Life to free a man from an overturned pickup truck in the 400 block of Summit Springs Road. Medics took the driver to Stanford Hospital for treatment of his injuries, where he was also arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. July 1.

Animal bite: A bicyclist called deputies to Roberts Market to report that he'd been bitten by an unleashed dog near the intersection of Sand Hill Road and Manzanita Way. The cyclist's calf and ankle were red and appeared to have two small punctures near his shin, but he refused medical attention. July 7.


Residential burglary: Someone stole a laptop computer, clothing, credit cards and $110 to $130 in cash from unlocked vehicles parked in an open garage on Camino A Los Cerros. Estimated loss: $3,180. July 1.

Theft: A thief got away with $10 to $15 in cash from an unlocked vehicle parked on Stanford Avenue. July 2.


Residential burglaries:

■ Someone broke into a home on Valparaiso Avenue and stole jewelry and two laptop computers. Estimated losses: $2,900. July 6.

■ A resident of Oak Knoll Lane told police that she had suspicions that someone had tried to enter her home through an open window, but that her dog scared away the would-be burglar. July 6.

■ A resident of Trinity Drive found evidence of someone prying at a sliding door at the rear of the house, but no evidence that anyone had gotten inside. July 9.

■ Someone tried to enter a home on Berkeley Avenue through a bathroom window, but was unsuccessful. July 6.

Auto burglaries:

■ A purse and a laptop computer were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1800 block of El Camino Real and found with the front passenger window smashed. Estimated loss: $1,600. July 5.

■ Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Crane Street and stole a handicap placard. July 6.


■ An unlocked mountain bike was stolen from the front lawn of a home on Chester Street. Estimated loss: $9,000. July 7.

■ As a resident of the 1500 block of Willow Road was moving out of the residence, someone stole a laptop computer and monitor from a storage locker. Estimated loss: $1,790. July 8.

■ A bike locked to a bike rack was stolen from an apartment complex in the 1600 block of El Camino Real. Estimated loss: $330. July 8.

■ Someone stole an unlocked bike from a residential parking area on Middle Avenue. Estimated loss: $100. July 8.

■ Two people, including a suspect in a similar incident in June, allegedly stole a case of Coors Light beer from the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real. Estimated loss: $18. July 4.

■ In a reported theft on Cambridge Avenue, someone stole the contents of a mailbox, including two checks. No estimate on losses. July 4.

Brandishing incident: A verbal fight over a panhandling location at Creek Drive and El Camino Real led to one person brandishing a handgun at the other, then fleeing the scene. July 9.

Fraud: A resident of Hamilton Avenue wired money to a stranger after receiving an invitation over the phone to invest in a business of cleaning foreclosed homes. Estimated loss: $800. July 6.

— Dave Boyce

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