Police calls: Losses of $19K reported in Woodside home 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.


Residential burglary: Someone entered a garage on Oak Haven Way through an unlocked window, then into the house through an unlocked door, and stole two computers, three tablet computers and jewelry. Estimated loss: $19,800. Feb. 17.

Theft: A small black bag containing prescriptions and a note pad were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a home on Turkey Farm Lane. A second vehicle was found ransacked but missing nothing. No estimate on losses. Feb. 19.



Residential burglary: Police have a suspect in the burglary of a home on Lloyden Drive in which someone forced open the front door and attempted a burglary. Feb. 27.

School burglary: Someone entered an unlocked classroom and stole an unattended laptop computer at Menlo-Atherton High School on Middlefield Road. Estimated loss: $250. Feb. 22.


■ A laptop computer was stolen from an unattended backpack in the men's locker room at Sacred Heart Prep high school on Valparaiso Avenue. Estimated loss: $1,400. Feb. 23.

■ Someone stole a camera and lens from a journalist working at a Super Bowl party on Polhemus Avenue. Estimated loss: $750. Feb. 12.

■ A woman left her wallet unattended on a bench at Encinal School on Encinal Avenue and returned to find the wallet gone. Estimated loss: $450. Feb. 16.

■ An unleashed dog at Holbrook-Palmer Park on Watkins Avenue bit into a soccer ball belonging to someone else. The dog's owner allegedly drove off with the ball after having first requested the ball's owner to follow him to a bank to pay for the ball. No estimate on losses. March 3.



Residential burglary: Someone smashed windows on a house and garage on Johnson Street and stole a women's cruiser bicycle. Estimated loss: $500. Feb. 26.

Auto burglary: Someone stole two laptop computers after smashing a window to enter the vehicle and open the trunk. Two suitcases and a briefcase were also stolen, but recovered, police said. Estimated loss: $2,800. Feb. 29.


■ Two chairs were stolen from the front of Head Over Heels shoe store on Santa Cruz Avenue. Estimated loss: $3,000. Feb. 28.

■ A motor was stolen from a cooler located on the roof of the Dashi Japanese Restaurant on Hamilton Ave. Estimated loss: $3,000. March 1.

■ An unlocked and unattended bike was stolen from in front of the Mi Tierra Market at Willow Road and Newbridge Street. Estimated loss: $1,500. Feb. 19.

■ A man at the coin-operated car wash at 550 Oak Grove Ave. told police that someone might have stolen his jacket and wallet, which he had laid on the ground while washing his car. Estimated loss: $77. March 2.

■ Someone stole a basketball hoop from in front of a residence on Henderson Avenue. Estimated loss: $150. Feb. 23.

■ A package containing a dress was stolen from the doorstep of a house in the first block of Willow Road. Estimated loss: $76. Feb. 19.

■ A bag containing clothing and keys was stolen from an unlocked locker at Burgess Pool on Laurel Avenue. Estimated loss: $50. Feb. 22.

■ A man at a bus stop at Merrill Street and Santa Cruz Avenue told police that a teenage boy approached him and demanded his cellphone. The man refused. No loss. Feb. 19.

■ A woman tried to steal two cans of Red Bull from a Chevron gas station on Willow Road, but was stopped and relieved of the merchandise. She left before police arrived. No loss. Feb. 23.

■ A resident of Menlo Avenue told police that someone stole a debit card from his pants pocket. He could not offer clues as to how the theft was accomplished. Feb. 24.

■ A woman told police that she emerged from the Safeway supermarket on El Camino Real to discover that her vehicle's license plate had been stolen. Feb. 19.

Fraud: A resident of Linfield Drive is being investigated in a case of bank embezzlement of more than $30,000. March 2.

Assault: A resident of Ballard Lane told police that, during a heated verbal dispute, a neighbor "got in his face" and kicked his dog after the dog jumped on the neighbor. The neighbor told police he had "kneed the dog off him," but that he had not gotten physically near his neighbor. The District Attorney's Office is investigating, police said.

— Dave Boyce

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