Police calls: Woodside, Portola Valley, 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.


Residential burglary: A resident of Highland Terrace told deputies responding to a report of a burglary of her home that she "does not lock her house to avoid force(d) entry by breaking through a window." The burglar took legal paperwork, checkbooks and $600 in cash. May 26.


Residential burglary: A burglar entered a Hayfields Road house through an unlocked door and stole a Social Security card, jewelry, passports and cash, but another agency recovered the goods, deputies said. There have been no arrests made in the case. May 26.


Residential burglary: Residents of the 1800 block of Santa Cruz Avenue returned home to find the house had been ransacked, but that nothing appeared to be missing. June 12.


■ Two bags of laundry and one package containing contact lenses were stolen from the front porch of a house on Harmon Drive. Estimated loss: $1,125. June 6.

■ A bike was stolen from inside an open garage on North Lemon Avenue. Estimated loss: $985. June 3.

■ Someone stole a cellphone from a counter inside Gitane Freedom of Style, a clothing store on Santa Cruz Avenue. Estimated loss: $850. June 6.

■ Thieves stole cellphones from the backpacks of two students at Hillview Middle School. Estimated losses: $700 and $500. June 6.

■ A man walked out of the CVS pharmacy at 700 El Camino Real with a cart "filled" with baby formula that he had not paid for. Estimated loss: $225. June 7.

■ Prescription medication was stolen from the mailbox in two reported cases of mail theft from residents of the 1000 block of Cambridge Avenue. Estimated loss: $100. June 6.

■ Police arrested two San Francisco men on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary after the men allegedly forced open a locked cabinet containing "high-end" bottles of champagne at the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real. The men allegedly loaded up an empty backpack and an empty diaper bag with the champagne, and tried to leave the store without paying for it. The champagne was recovered. June 7.

■ A resident of Sevier Avenue told police he believed he had dropped his wallet outside and that someone later tried, unsuccessfully, to use a credit card in the wallet at a gas station. Estimated loss: $3. June 3.

Traffic accidents:

A panhandler standing on a center median on El Camino Real and Creek Drive experienced a "minor injury collision" with a driver's side rear-view mirror of a 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV and complained of pain to his knees after falling to the ground. The driver said the man had put himself into the path of her stopped vehicle after it began to move when the traffic signal changed. June 3.


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Posted by Alzan
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 15, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Anyone know what all Caltrans and CHP were looking for on 280 @ Sand Hill yesterday around 4'ish ?

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