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Police calls: Restaurant burglarized at Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park

 

This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park Police Department 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

Commercial burglary: Someone pried open a locked side window of the restaurant at the Allied Arts Guild at Arbor Road and Cambridge Avenue, entered the building and stole a tablet computer and $250 from an unlocked drawer. Estimated loss: $750. March 7.

Residential burglary: A resident of Hobart Street found a window smashed on the home's back door and several rooms ransacked, but no indications yet of anything having been taken. March 8.

Auto burglary: A thief smashed a window and broke into a vehicle parked at Bedwell Bayfront Park on Marsh Road and stole a purse with $200 cash inside. Estimated loss: $300. March 5.

Theft: A resident of Arbor Road bought two $1,000 money orders through MoneyGram, but said she left them in her vehicle while shopping and came back to find them gone. She tried to issue a stop-payment order, but one money order had already been cashed. March 7.

Traffic accident: The driver of a white 2001 Volvo headed west on Willow Road had a green light at Gilbert Avenue, but in turning left did not yield as required to eastbound traffic. The car collided with a bicycle and the rider was partially thrown from his bike. Medics from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District treated the cyclist for a non-life-threatening injury at the scene. March 6.

PORTOLA VALLEY

Traffic accidents:

■ A bicyclist's front wheel hit a three-foot-wide trench in the 800 block of Portola Road, throwing the cyclist from the bike. Medics took the cyclist to Stanford Hospital. Feb. 4.

■ A driver crossed over the fog line on Highway 84 near the intersection with Portola Road and hit a dirt embankment that caused the vehicle to roll over onto its roof. Deputies issued a speeding citation. There were no injuries. Feb. 6.

Dave Boyce

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