Crime reports in Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton


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.


Residential burglaries:

■ Someone removed a plywood door on a residence under construction on Timothy Lane and stole tools. Estimated loss: $9,640. Jan. 5.

■ Two scooters and a skateboard were stolen from a carport at an apartment complex on Fremont Place. Estimated loss: $299. Jan. 4.

■ In two incidents, thieves made off with bicycles sitting unlocked in open garages, one in the 1100 block of Willow Road for an estimated loss of $150, and another on O'Keefe Street for which police have no information on the value of the bike. Jan. 6 and Jan. 2.

Auto burglary: A vehicle parked at Bayfront Park on Marsh Road was found with a window smashed and a purse stolen. Inside the purse were credit cards, a Social Security card, a driver's license, medical cards and $600 in cash. Estimated loss: $726. Jan. 5.


■ A resident of of North Lemon Avenue reported the theft of a set of earrings and a ring from her home. Estimated loss: $13,500. Jan. 5.

■ A man reported the theft of a duffel bag containing clothes, a suitcase and three cellphones, but he also told police he was not sure where he left the duffel bag. No estimated on losses. Jan. 4.

■ Someone made an unauthorized withdrawal of $700 from a Bank of America ATM on Santa Cruz Avenue. Jan. 6.

■ A man and a woman walked out of the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real with two shopping bags containing baby formula, and drove off in gray Lexus. Estimated loss: $307. Jan. 4.

■ Someone stole a cellphone set up as a Wi-Fi hotspot from the center console of an unlocked vehicle parked in the 600 block of Santa Cruz Avenue. Estimated loss: $200. Jan. 7.

■ A resident of Laurel Street told police that someone had stolen $20 after opening a piece of the resident's mail. Jan. 5.


Fraud: A resident of Montana Lane told deputies that a call from Verizon Wireless about a bill past due for $171 led to suspicion that someone had set up a fraudulent phone account. Dec. 23.


Fraud: A resident of La Mesa Drive reported unauthorized charges to his credit card of $3,000. Dec. 9.


Burglary related charges: Deputies stopped a vehicle believed stolen, and the driver left the vehicle and fled into a nearby Pacific Gas & Electric substation. Deputies established a perimeter, brought in K-9 dogs and located a man and booked him into San Mateo County jail. Deputies arrested Francisco Fuentes Arreola of East Palo Alto on suspicion of charges related to a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and burglary tools, and resisting or obstructing arrest. Deputies allege that Mr. Arreola was in possession of a shaved key and stolen property from an auto burglary in Sunnyvale.


Theft: Someone stole a backpack containing a laptop computer from the boys' locker room during a basketball game at Sacred Heart Prep. Estimated loss: $1,200. Jan. 9.

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