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Police Calls: Menlo Park

 

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.

MENLO PARK

Residential burglaries:

■ A bicycle was stolen from a garage in the 1800 block of Santa Cruz Avenue, but it's not clear how the burglar got into the garage. Estimated loss: $2,700. May 22.

■ Someone stole an unlocked bicycle from an apartment carport on Kent Place. Estimated loss: $200. May 23.

■ A burglar, using an open rear window, entered a house in the 1200 block of Woodland Avenue and stole three laptop computers, a display screen and a backpack. Estimated loss: $5,800. May 22.

Thefts:

■ A resident of Lassen Drive told police that sometime in the last six months, someone stole her pendant, though the house showed no signs of forced entry. Estimated loss: $12,000. May 23.

■ Someone stole an unlocked bicycle sitting in the vicinity of an apartment carport on Curtis Way. Estimated loss: $500. May 24.

■ Two unlocked bicycles were stolen from a residence near the intersection of Laurel Street and Burgess Drive. Estimated loss: $500. May 23.

■ A thief stole a bike locked to a pole behind the carport area of an apartment complex on Fremont Street. Estimated loss: $470. May 23.

■ Someone stole a bike locked to a bike rack attached to a vehicle parked in the bike owner's driveway on Campbell Avenue. Estimated loss: $375. May 23.

■ A bike was stolen from the front porch of a home on Florence Lane. Estimated loss: $200. May 23.

■ Sunglasses allegedly stolen from a retail store near the 100 block of El Camino Real were allegedly recovered from someone in the 100 block of El Camino Real who happened to be on parole for shoplifting. May 24.

■ A woman 40 to 50 years old left the CVS pharmacy at 700 El Camino Real carrying several items of merchandise she had not paid for. No estimate on losses. May 21.

Dave Boyce

Comments

6 people like this
Posted by Don't be a bike
a resident of another community
on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:56 am

Looks like Menlo Park is pretty safe - unless you are a bike. Then again, these are only the crimes reported to and then by the police.


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Posted by parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:15 am

Bike thieves are patrolling apartment carports. Don't leave your bike there unless you use a really heavy duty lock.


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Posted by parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Campbell (and other Bay Area cities) are using "bait bikes" to arrest bike thieves. These are bikes with GPS trackers and values above the felony theft limit. Menlo Park has a huge problem with felony bike theft. Can our police try bait bikes? Campbell news report: Web Link


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Posted by Ms. B
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 2, 2016 at 7:52 am

There are rings of bike thieves who steal bikes from one university town and then sell them to students at swap meets and on Craig's List in other university towns. My reaction to reading the above police calls, heavy on bike thefts, was that the thieves must be stocking up on their supplies for the upcoming school year. Sale start in August! Get your stolen bike here!


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Posted by parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 2, 2016 at 10:17 am

How to get your stolen bicycle back (tips from the San Francisco Police Department): Web Link


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