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.
Assault with deadly weapon: Police arrested a Sunnyvale man on charges of assault and driving under the influence in connection with an incident of road rage at University Drive and Menlo Avenue. The Sunnyvale man was driving a Nissan Xterra SUV and allegedly came up behind a Fiat 500, a subcompact car, and rammed it after the Fiat driver had taken a cellphone photo of the SUV. The SUV driver then allegedly parked his vehicle and attacked a witness who observed the altercation. He was arrested without incident, police said. The charges include endangering child passengers (in the Fiat). July 23.
Residential burglary: A resident of Carlton Avenue found a bedroom window with its lock broken and its screen installed backwards, but no evidence of anything missing from his bedroom. July 15.
■ Someone stole a bag for a laptop computer, receipts, a work badge, phone chargers, pens and pencils from a vehicle parked on Hamilton Avenue and found with a smashed window. Estimated losses: $97. July 21.
■ Four vehicles parked in the 1300 block of El Camino Real were found with windows smashed and items stolen, including a purse and clothing. No estimate on losses. July 18.
■ Someone broke a passenger window of a vehicle parked on Madera Avenue and stole items from inside. No estimate on losses. July 21.
Theft: Two scooters were stolen from the porch of a home in the 1400 block of Willow Road. Estimated loss: $100. July 23.
Cruelty to animals: Police cited a Palo Alto woman on animal cruelty charges, alleging that she left two long-haired golden retrievers alone in her vehicle for 30 minutes without water and with the windows cracked while parked in the 500 block of El Camino Real. July 17.
Vandalism: Someone knocked over a plastic portable bathroom located in front of a home on Bay Laurel Drive. July 18.
■ A resident told police that she has been receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be a sergeant in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and telling her that he had a warrant for her arrest in connection with not serving on a grand jury. She was given a choice of paying a fine by buying a prepaid debit card at a drugstore in the amount of $263 or being arrested, and that a judge would refund her money if she kept her receipts. The resident informed police, thinking that the caller might be attempting to scam her. No losses. July 20.
■ A resident of Sharon Park Drive told police he'd been sending money to "different companies through mailers he receives on a daily basis," and in exchange he was supposed to be receiving thousands of dollars through the mail. July 18.
■ A man on a scooter traveling east on Willow Road on the wrong side of the street in backed-up traffic collided with a westbound vehicle making a left turn from Willow onto Gilbert Avenue. Medics took the man on the scooter to a hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. July 23.
■ A bicyclist headed north on Middlefield Road attempted an illegal left turn at Linfield Drive and collided with a Toyota Sienna minivan, also northbound, that was unable to stop in time. The cyclist "had bumps and bruises" and was taken to a hospital for evaluation. July 20.
■ A cyclist headed west on Willow Road collided with a westbound Volkswagen Passat as the Volkswagen was turning right at Nash Avenue. After the collision, the cyclist slid and collided with a tree and was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. July 21.
Commercial burglary: Someone entered an unlocked shed in the 17000 block of Skyline Boulevard and stole 20 T-shirts from a locked closet. A surveillance camera captured images of a man walking through a property, but not of him entering the shed. Estimated loss: $500. July 14.
Theft: Residents at an Olive Hill Lane address reported theft of mail while they were away, and a credit line opened in their name and used for $8,000 in purchases around the Bay Area. July 11.
Assault and battery: One person allegedly spitting on the vehicle of another brought a deputy to Woodside Town Hall for a conversation with both parties. The incident is being forwarded to the District Attorney's Office. July 14.
B Commercial burglary:== The owner of a business on La Cuesta Drive told deputies that he was unable to unlock the front door of his business and that the lock appeared to be damaged. No losses. July 15.