Police calls: Crime reports from Menlo Park, Atherton

Reports made to 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.


Residential burglaries:

■ Someone pried open a window at a home on Central Avenue and, once inside, stole $30 from a wallet and $40 from some mason jars. Feb. 4.

■ Someone now at large attempted, unsuccessfully, to enter a Madera Avenue home by way of a window. Feb. 5.

Auto burglary: Apparently by prying open a window, a thief entered a locked vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Willow Road and stole tools. Estimated loss: $1,450. Feb. 4.


■ Two locked bicycles were stolen from a garage on O'Keefe Street. Estimated loss: $10,000. Feb. 2.

■ A laptop was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 2100 block of Santa Cruz Avenue. Estimated loss: $2,500. Feb. 4.

■ Someone stole an unlocked bicycle from in front of a home on Santa Margarita Avenue. Estimated loss: $770. Feb. 3.

■ A woman told police that her cellphone had been stolen after she inadvertently left it in a store or restaurant in the vicinity or Santa Cruz Avenue and El Camino Real. Estimated loss: $600. Feb. 2.

■ A woman walked away from an ATM without picking up the $500 she had withdrawn from her account. A witness saw someone take the money from the machine and leave the area in a Nissan Frontier. An investigation is underway. Jan. 29.

■ Someone stole tools from an unlocked storage locker in a garage in the 2100 block of Santa Cruz Avenue. Estimated loss: $375. Feb. 2.

■ A car cover was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 10 block of Alma Street. No estimate of losses. Feb. 2.

■ A Redwood City woman was arrested, cited and released in connection with the theft of two sleeping bags and a beanie from the Big 5 sporting goods store at 700 E Camino Real. The stolen goods were returned. Jan. 30.

Ammunition turned in: A woman brought police a dozen .22 caliber tear-gas cartridges for destruction. The cartridges belonged to her late husband. Jan. 20.


■ A woman, following instructions from someone unknown, deposited a fraudulent check for $2,850.90, withdrew the money and re-deposited it in another account at Wells Fargo bank. The bank informed the woman that her account would be debited for the amount. Feb. 3.

■ Police are investigating an allegation by a family trust of wrongful transfer of ownership of a car belonging to a deceased resident of Ivy Drive to the decedent's live-in caregiver. Feb. 4.


Theft: A white Samsung Galaxy X4 cellphone was stolen from the vicinity of the swimming pool at Menlo-Atherton High School. Estimated loss: $300. Feb. 2.

Dave Boyce


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