Police reports: Menlo Park and Atherton


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


Residential burglary: A burglar entered an East Creek Drive house through an open rear window and stole a laptop computer. Estimated loss: $15,000. May 31.


■ A resident of Corinne Lane did not receive tickets to an NBA finals basketball game with the Golden State Warriors after sending $2,000 in response to a Craigslist offer. June 2.

■ A resident of Willow Road sent $800 via Western Union to a man in Mexico in response to a claim, later determined to be false, that her cousin needed the money after a car accident. May 30.

Auto burglary: Someone smashed a window on a vehicle parked on Constitution Drive and stole a camera. Estimated loss: $2,050. June 2.


■ A man left his wallet at a cash register at the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real. When the man returned to reclaim the wallet, employees told him they had found it in a restroom. The wallet's owner said nothing had been stolen. May 27.

■ A woman left her wallet unattended in a shopping cart and someone stole it at Safeway at 525 El Camino. Estimated loss: $38. June 2.

■ A thief stole a cellphone from a backpack at Hillview Middle School. Estimated loss: $500. June 1.

■ A man wearing a light khaki jacket, light colored pants and a black baseball cap picked up six razors from a shelf at the CVS pharmacy at 700 El Camino Real and left the store without paying for them. Estimated loss: $100. June 2.

■ Police arrested and booked into county jail a San Francisco man on charges of shoplifting, allegedly from a CVS pharmacy and the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino. The items allegedly stolen were recovered. May 29.

■ Police arrested and booked into jail a San Jose man on charges of petty theft for allegedly stealing a wallet and cellphone from an outdoor seat at Amici's East Coast Pizzeria restaurant on Santa Cruz Avenue. The owner of the wallet contacted police and followed the alleged thief until police caught up with him. May 30.

■ Police arrested and booked into county jail a San Jose man on suspicion of shoplifting from Draeger's Market on University Drive. After receiving a description from the market, police stopped a man in a vehicle matching that description about eight blocks from the market. June 1.

Stolen vehicle: A resident of Willow Road who had not known that her 2002 Landrover Freelander had been stolen was informed by deputies from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office that the vehicle had been recovered in San Martin. May 30.



Theft: Someone stole a cellphone from a bag left at the tennis courts at Sacred Heart Schools on Valparaiso Avenue. Estimated loss: $300. June 1.

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