Police calls: Rolex, bike and inflatable turkey stolen in Atherton


This information is based on reports from the Menlo Park and Atherton 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.



• A resident of Linden Avenue told police that someone had stolen her watch, a Rolex of white gold and decorated with diamonds. She told police she recalled wearing it to a function, not wearing it the next day, and then not being able to find it when she returned home later that day. Of the two domestic employees who had access to her home during the day, neither recalled seeing the watch, police said. Estimated loss: $56,340. Nov. 17.

• Someone stole a red Schwinn bike with yellow reflective stickers from the campus of Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road. The bike's owner told police that he was aware of relevant camera footage showing a male in a red ball cap and black jacket. Estimated loss: $360. Dec. 2.

• Someone stole a brown-and-yellow inflatable turkey from outside a home on Polhemus Avenue. Estimated loss: $30. Nov. 23.


Auto burglary: A thief entered an unlocked vehicle parked at Bedwell Bayfront Park on Marsh Road and stole a wallet from a purse on the floorboard in front of the front passenger seat. Estimated loss: $160. Nov. 25.

Attempted commercial burglary: Someone broke a window at Del Rio Stone, a custom stone-work business on Constitution Drive, but police say that no one entered the business and that nothing was taken. Nov. 30.

Theft: Two people, including one person whose gender could not be determined, walked out of the CVS pharmacy at 700 El Camino Real with an unknown quantity of cosmetics and shampoo they had not paid for. Police described one suspect as a black woman in her 50s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds and wearing a wig. The other suspect was Hispanic, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing blue jeans and carrying a Louis Vuitton messenger bag and a yellow-and-green reusable shopping bag, police said Dec. 1.


Auto burglary: A woman noticed a man standing near her car as she returned to the parking area at Lawler Ranch and Sand Hill roads. The man then "jumped into another vehicle" and sped away. She discovered that someone had smashed a rear window of her car and stolen her backpack and purse. Estimated loss: $5,000. Nov. 24.


Vandalism: A resident of Sherman Avenue told a deputy that someone had punctured three of the four tires on his vehicle. Estimated loss: $200. Nov. 25.


Fraud: A resident of Larguita Lane told deputies that she received a letter from a debt collector regarding a Comcast account, in her name and her Social Security Number, but that she had not set up. Nov. 23.


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