Police calls: Menlo Park residential burglaries, accidents


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

Residential burglary: A burglar used a bathroom window to gain entry to a house on University Drive, then stole jewelry and a laptop computer. Estimated loss: $13,700. March 23.


■ Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked at Bedwell Bayfront Park on Marsh Road and stole a laptop computer, sunglasses, a money clip with $200 in it, credit cards and a driver's license. Estimated loss: $5,000. March 19.

■ A thief stole a bicycle locked to a bike rack at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Willow Road. Estimated loss: $2,000. March 21.

■ A purse was stolen from a locked vehicle parked in the 700 block of Santa Cruz Avenue. Inside the purse were a cellphone and $250 in cash. Estimated loss: $1,100. March 21.

■ Police arrested and booked a South San Francisco man on theft-related charges after a search of his jacket allegedly revealed a set of headphones and a USB charger stolen from the Staples store at 700 El Camino Real. March 19.

■ Police arrested and booked a Redwood City man on Berkeley Avenue on charges related to the theft of packages from residences. Police stopped a man on a bicycle who, they said, matched the description they had been given of a man stealing packages. March 24.


■ A woman with an account at Wells Fargo Bank on Santa Cruz Avenue deposited a check as instructed by someone offering her a job as a nanny. The check turned out to be fraudulent. March 24.

■ Someone unknown arranged to have the mail of a resident of Hillview Drive forwarded to an address in Decatur, Georgia. An unauthorized credit card account was established in the resident's name. No losses. March 22.

■ A resident of Maybrown Avenue learned that someone used the resident's name and address to apply for an employee identification number with the IRS. March 21.

Traffic accidents:

■ A collision at the intersection of Bayfront Expressway and Willow Road left one driver with a fractured wrist and broken ankle. Medics took the driver to the hospital. March 26.

■ The driver of a white Honda Fit, while making a left turn on to Hoover Street from Valparaiso Avenue, collided with a pedestrian in a crosswalk, claiming not to have seen the pedestrian. Medics took the pedestrian to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

— Dave Boyce

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