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Police calls: Shotgun and handgun stolen in Menlo Park burglary

 

This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments 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.

MENLO PARK

Residential burglaries:

■ A shotgun, a handgun, a safe, jewelry and documents were stolen from a house on Central Avenue. The burglar entered the house by smashing a bathroom window. Estimated loss: $12,700. Nov. 6.

■ Someone entered a house on Carlton Avenue by forcing open a rear window, then ransacking the interior, stealing jewelry, flatware, a purse and sunglasses. Estimated loss: $8,990. Nov. 3.

■ A burglar entered a house on Mills Street through a bathroom window after prying open the screen, then stole a flat-screen TV, shoes, a blanket, tools and two bottles of wine. Estimated loss: $1,895. Nov. 3.

Commercial burglary: After cutting the cables on two video surveillance cameras in the parking lot of Memry Corp. on Campbell Avenue, burglars cut a lock on a fence into an area containing metal materials. It's not clear whether anything was stolen. Nov. 9.

Thefts:

■ While the driver of a pickup truck was down in a manhole, someone stole a hand-held electronic device from the open back of the truck. Estimated loss: $1,000. Nov. 2.

■ A man and a woman walked out of the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real with a bag of personal hygiene items and vitamins without having paid for them. When confronted by the store manager, the man apologized, said he didn't have the money to pay for the goods, and said they would wait while the manager called police. But when police arrived, the man and woman had gone, along with the merchandise. Estimated loss: $600. Nov. 9.

■ Someone stole a locked bicycle parked in front of the public library on Alma Street. Estimated loss: $530. Nov. 3.

■ A locked bicycle was stolen from a carport on Sharon Road. No estimate on losses. Nov. 7.

■ A package containing two T-shirts and a belt were stolen from the doorstep of a house on Stanford Avenue. Estimated loss: $87.50. Nov. 8.

■ Someone opened a mailbox on Laurel Street, stole $10 in cash from each of two envelopes and returned the opened mail to the mailbox. Nov. 3.

■ A man in his late 40s or early 50s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing about 175 pounds and wearing a black jacket, gray-and-white camouflage shorts, black leggings and light-colored shoes is suspected of stealing a slingshot from Big 5 Sporting Goods at 700 El Camino Real. Estimated loss: $8.99. Nov. 8.

■ Someone removed a piece of mail from the front porch of a house on Artisan Drive. No estimate on losses. Nov. 8.

Stolen vehicle: A white 1999 Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup truck from Sharon Park Drive. Nov. 10.

WOODSIDE

Residential burglary: A wallet was stolen from a job site on Foxhill Road. Estimated loss: $300 to $500. Nov. 5.

Auto burglary: Someone broke a window on a vehicle parked in the 3000 block of Woodside Road and stole a laptop computer, a watch and clothing. Estimated loss: $2,380. Nov. 3.

Stolen vehicle: A resident of Moore Road left a vehicle parked in the driveway, unlocked and with the keys inside, and the vehicle was gone the next morning. Nov. 2.

WEST MENLO PARK

Residential burglary: Someone attempted to break into a house on Camino de los Robles through a rear window. The resident reported nothing stolen. Nov. 4.

ATHERTON

Thefts: Four students performing in a play on the campus of Menlo School on Valparaiso Avenue returned to a classroom serving as a temporary dressing room to find four laptop computer had been stolen. Estimated loss: $5,000. Nov. 6.

Fraud: Using an ATM machine on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, someone withdrew $303 from the account of a resident of Irving Avenue. Oct. 15.

Dave Boyce

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