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Police calls: Burglaries, robberies, thefts in Menlo Park

This information is 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

Commercial burglaries:

• An audible burglar alarm brought police to Beverages and More liquor store at 700 E Camino Real, where they found a broken window on the sliding front door. An inspection revealed that a glass liquor cabinet in the store had been broken open and four bottles of alcoholic beverages stolen. Estimated loss: $320. Aug. 6.

• In response to a motion-detector alarm, police searched the interior and exterior of the offices of WaterGuru Inc. on Jefferson Drive. The search turned up one smashed window on the building's south side and one laptop computer, located outside in a bike locker and similar to laptops inside the building. No estimate on losses. July 29.

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• Police found a window smashed at the offices of Bootup World in the first block of Willow Road. It's not known if anything was taken. July 30.

Residential burglary: A resident of Emma Lane reported an unsuccessful attempt to get into the house, but also a stolen security camera that had been mounted on the house's rear wall. Estimated loss: $169. Aug. 1.

Auto burglaries:

• There were no signs of forced entry into a vehicle parked in the 200 block of El Camino Real from which three backpacks and a suitcase had been stolen. Inside the baggage were toiletries and clothing, two laptop computers, sunglasses, headphones, credit cards and $100 in cash. Estimated loss: $5,300. Aug. 6.

• Someone smashed a window on a locked vehicle parked on Eastridge Avenue and stole a Louis Vuitton tote bag and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses. Estimated loss: $1,500. Aug. 1.

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• Police do not know how a thief entered a reportedly locked vehicle parked on Plumas Avenue and stole an air compressor. Estimated loss: $360. Aug. 3.

Robbery: Two women suspected of stealing "various infant products" from Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real allegedly fled the scene in a black Chrysler 200 sedan after pushing a store employee out of their way as they were leaving the store. The employee was not injured. Police are looking for two African American women, one with light skin and in her 30s, about 5 feet 7 inches, heavyset with freckles and wearing a red sweatshirt. Her accomplice is 18 to 20 years old and about 5 feet 1 inch with black curly hair. No estimate on losses. Aug. 1.

Thefts:

• Two men suspected of stealing two 30-can packs of Coors Light beer fled the Safeway supermarket at 325 Sharon Park Drive in a gold Chevrolet Malibu. Police described both men as white, both in their late teens and both with medium length blond hair. One was wearing a gray shorts, and a gray sweatshirt with "CSULB Basketball" on the front; the other wore khaki-colored jeans, white shoes and a gray sweatshirt with "HUF" on the front. Estimated loss: $60. Aug. 2.

• Police are looking for a man suspected of stealing coins from a coin-pusher game located in Quality Laundry at 1193 Willow Road. The man is said to be either black or Pacific Islander, about 20 years old, with his hair in an Afro and wearing a black shirt and black pants. Estimated loss: $100. Aug. 2.

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Police calls: Burglaries, robberies, thefts in Menlo Park

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This information is 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

Commercial burglaries:

• An audible burglar alarm brought police to Beverages and More liquor store at 700 E Camino Real, where they found a broken window on the sliding front door. An inspection revealed that a glass liquor cabinet in the store had been broken open and four bottles of alcoholic beverages stolen. Estimated loss: $320. Aug. 6.

• In response to a motion-detector alarm, police searched the interior and exterior of the offices of WaterGuru Inc. on Jefferson Drive. The search turned up one smashed window on the building's south side and one laptop computer, located outside in a bike locker and similar to laptops inside the building. No estimate on losses. July 29.

• Police found a window smashed at the offices of Bootup World in the first block of Willow Road. It's not known if anything was taken. July 30.

Residential burglary: A resident of Emma Lane reported an unsuccessful attempt to get into the house, but also a stolen security camera that had been mounted on the house's rear wall. Estimated loss: $169. Aug. 1.

Auto burglaries:

• There were no signs of forced entry into a vehicle parked in the 200 block of El Camino Real from which three backpacks and a suitcase had been stolen. Inside the baggage were toiletries and clothing, two laptop computers, sunglasses, headphones, credit cards and $100 in cash. Estimated loss: $5,300. Aug. 6.

• Someone smashed a window on a locked vehicle parked on Eastridge Avenue and stole a Louis Vuitton tote bag and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses. Estimated loss: $1,500. Aug. 1.

• Police do not know how a thief entered a reportedly locked vehicle parked on Plumas Avenue and stole an air compressor. Estimated loss: $360. Aug. 3.

Robbery: Two women suspected of stealing "various infant products" from Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real allegedly fled the scene in a black Chrysler 200 sedan after pushing a store employee out of their way as they were leaving the store. The employee was not injured. Police are looking for two African American women, one with light skin and in her 30s, about 5 feet 7 inches, heavyset with freckles and wearing a red sweatshirt. Her accomplice is 18 to 20 years old and about 5 feet 1 inch with black curly hair. No estimate on losses. Aug. 1.

Thefts:

• Two men suspected of stealing two 30-can packs of Coors Light beer fled the Safeway supermarket at 325 Sharon Park Drive in a gold Chevrolet Malibu. Police described both men as white, both in their late teens and both with medium length blond hair. One was wearing a gray shorts, and a gray sweatshirt with "CSULB Basketball" on the front; the other wore khaki-colored jeans, white shoes and a gray sweatshirt with "HUF" on the front. Estimated loss: $60. Aug. 2.

• Police are looking for a man suspected of stealing coins from a coin-pusher game located in Quality Laundry at 1193 Willow Road. The man is said to be either black or Pacific Islander, about 20 years old, with his hair in an Afro and wearing a black shirt and black pants. Estimated loss: $100. Aug. 2.

Comments

Anna
Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 8, 2017 at 5:10 pm
Anna, Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 8, 2017 at 5:10 pm

It seems that there is more and more crime happening in our neighborhoods. So much so that now even the almanac is featuring it on a weekly basis. Last week on my street a car was stolen bikes were stolen and the Mini Mart was robbed. Maybe we need to start a neighborhood watch and all of our neighborhoods. Or maybe we need to have the police patrolling more often or hire more police


Law and Order
Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 8, 2017 at 5:57 pm
Law and Order, Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 8, 2017 at 5:57 pm

all citizens must be on alert and make sure these dirt bags do not over run the area. you feel me?


Menlo Resident
Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Aug 9, 2017 at 12:14 am
Menlo Resident, Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Aug 9, 2017 at 12:14 am

These Robberies aren't violent and nothing important really got stolen. Please remember to lock your belongings and keep valuables out of site. Not too bad.


MP Resident
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 9, 2017 at 9:37 am
MP Resident, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Aug 9, 2017 at 9:37 am

More cameras would really help here. I would expect that high-res camera footage would help the police arrest and the DAs convict the perps here.


Keep PV SAFE!
Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Keep PV SAFE!, Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Portola Valley is installing ALPRs with 5 point recognition to all town entrances (this will allow sheriff's to discern residents from visitor/criminals). Maybe Menlo should do the same? There is much more crime and I no longer feel safe when I visit. Cameras would help solve many of these problems effectively posing as a deterrent for thugs.


mp resident
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm
mp resident, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm



"Portola Valley is installing ALPRs with 5 point recognition to all town entrances (this will allow sheriff's to discern residents from visitor/criminals). "

From resident of Portola Valley about visiting Menlo Park

"Maybe Menlo should do the same?
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE CRIME AND I NO LONGER FEEL SAFE WHEN I VISIT."

This is a joke, right?

I heard about the ALPR's in PV. and wondered, if there were a burglary in PV would the police review all license plates for that day looking for someone who doesn't live in PV.... and then?


Menlo Voter.
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on Aug 9, 2017 at 4:46 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on Aug 9, 2017 at 4:46 pm

"I heard about the ALPR's in PV. and wondered, if there were a burglary in PV would the police review all license plates for that day looking for someone who doesn't live in PV.... and then?"

According to keep pv safe's previous posts, no one that doesn't live in PV should be coming into "their" town. After all, it's only "outsiders" that are committing crime in PV, right?

Someone's trolling.


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