Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside police calls: Scissors, razors stolen in hair salon 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.


Commercial burglaries:

■ A burglar broke the lock on the front door of Opus Hair Salon at 605 Cambridge Ave., entered and stole five sets of scissors, two electric razors and $90 in cash. Estimated loss: $2,450. April 28.

■ Someone broke the front-door window at Jonathan's Fish & Chips restaurant at 840 Willow Road and stole about $250 from the cash register. April 24.


■ A man walked around in the CVS Pharmacy at 700 El Camino Real putting merchandise from the cosmetics area in a tote bag, then left the store without paying for the items. Store staff could not determine exactly what was taken, police said. Estimated loss: Between $500 and $800. April 26.

■ Police cited and released a Redwood City man for having left Draeger's Supermarket at 1010 University Drive with food he hadn't paid for. No loss. April 27.

■ Someone stole a bicycle locked to the bike rack in front of the public library on Alma Street. Estimated loss: $200. April 25.

■ Someone may have stolen a wallet from a woman visiting the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel. The woman told police that she was unsure, that she may have left it in the cab or taken it from her purse between the cab and the hotel entrance. Estimated loss: $482. April 28.

■ A resident of Almanor Avenue was attempting to sell his bike when the potential buyer, who took the bike for a test ride, rode off with it and did not return. Estimated loss: $200. April 26.

■ A thief entered an unlocked vehicle parked on Menlo Avenue and stole an electric belt sander. Estimated loss: $50. April 25.

■ Someone stole the wallet of a woman employed at Facebook. The wallet was later found but with the credit cards missing. April 27.

Traffic accident: A 13-year-old cyclist who was headed west on the wrong side of Valparaiso Avenue crossed the street near Politzer Drive and collided with the front bumper of a brown 2007 Toyota Sienna being driven by a 39-year-old woman. The boy's parents picked him up and took him to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. April 27.


■ A street vendor of ice cream learned from a bank that he had been given a counterfeit $100 bill by a customer buying ice cream on Ivy Drive. April 25.

■ A resident of San Mateo Drive discovered that someone had used his personal information and the last four digits of his Social Security Card number to obtain a loan. The resident had contacted the company that had been requesting payment to determine what had happened. No loss. April 28.

■ Residents of Sherwood Way did some investigation and learned they had been seeking to rent an apartment via Craigslist from someone who did not actually own the apartment but was engaged in a scam. No loss. April 25.




■ Police arrested and cited an Atherton man on suspicion of charges that he stole marijuana intended for medicinal purposes at an address on Tuscaloosa Avenue. Estimated loss: $383. April 19.

■ Someone entered an unlocked classroom at Laurel School on Edge Road and stole a black purse and its contents from a supply cabinet. No estimate on losses. April 18.



Drug paraphernalia: Deputies found someone slumped over in the driver's seat while parked near Sand Hill Road and Lawler Ranch Road. The deputy issued a citation after noticing a glass pipe with a white residue in it while talking with the driver. April 18.

Theft: A resident of Manzanita Way told deputies that someone stole money overnight from his unlocked vehicle. Estimated loss: $82. April 23.

— Dave Boyce

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