Police calls: Bathrobe and headphones stolen in auto burglary


This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. Police received the reports on the dates shown.


Auto burglaries:

■ A child's bathrobe and two sets of headphones were stolen from a vehicle parked on Maple Drive. Estimated loss: $250. Nov. 14.

■ Someone stole a purse from a vehicle parked at Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road. No estimate on losses. Nov. 14.


Residential burglary: Two apartments on Coleman Avenue were found with bent screens associated with locked windows. There were no reported entries into the apartments. Nov. 19.

Auto burglary: Someone broke a window on a vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue and stole a purse containing a wallet and iPad mini. Estimated loss: $870. Nov. 21.


■ A product-scanning device was stolen from a shopping cart at the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real. Estimated loss: $2,000. Nov. 17.

■ Someone stole a purse containing a wallet and $400 in cash from a shopping cart in the Safeway supermarket at 325 Sharon Park Drive. A credit card from the purse was used to make an unauthorized purchase of $497 at the supermarket. Estimated loss: $1,900. Nov. 16.

■ A thief made off with a bicycle that had been locked to a bike rack on Alma Street near the Caltrain station. Estimated loss: $1,500. Nov. 17.

■ Housekeeping supplies were believed stolen from the Best Western Riviera hotel at 15 El Camino Real. Estimated loss: $1,000. Nov. 22.

■ A patio table was stolen from the Traditionally Derby furniture store at 850 Santa Cruz Ave. Estimated loss: $839. Nov. 17.

■ Police arrested two men from the North Bay on suspicion of theft and possession of stolen property from the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real. They were leaving with $780 in unpaid-for merchandise, but the wheels locked on the grocery cart and the goods were not stolen. A container of stolen instant coffee was allegedly found in the vehicle the men were using. Nov. 17.

■ Police arrested and released on his own recognizance a San Bruno man on suspicion of shoplifting and secreting stolen goods within his clothing at the CVS pharmacy at 700 El Camino Real. Nov. 18.

■ License plates and their frames were stolen from three vehicles parked on Royal Oak Court. Nov. 11.

Fraud: Someone at Togos Sandwiches at 885 Hamilton Ave. alleges that an employee's check for $101.42 was changed to read $401.42 and cashed. Police are investigating. Nov. 17.

Illegal dumping: Someone placed a dresser near the dumpster used by Iberia Restaurant at 1026 Alma St., but later retrieved the dresser. Nov. 17.

Vehicle accidents:

■ A person on a motorized bicycle applied the brakes to avoid a collision at El Camino Real and Middle Avenue, but the brakes locked and the moped ended up sliding on its side and colliding with a vehicle. Nov. 17.

■ A cyclist entering Middle Avenue from the parking lot of the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real collided with a vehicle in the westbound lane. Medics took the cyclist to Stanford Hospital with a non-life threatening injury. Nov. 17.

— Dave Boyce

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