Police calls: Woman arrested for grand theft from employer


These reports are from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. Police received reports on the dates shown.


Grand theft A woman was arrested in the 1200 block of Willow Road and booked into County Jail for allegedly stealing $10,000 from her employer by making electronic transfers from the company's account to her personal account. April 4.

Warrant arrest A Union City man was arrested, cited and released on a $25,000 warrant and a $10,000 warrant for driving without a license. April 4.

Hit and run with property damage The driver of a red Lexus and the driver of a blue Honda were traveling westbound at Willow Road and Newbridge Street when they slowed and stopped for heavy traffic. An unidentified driver of a black Dodge vehicle was allegedly traveling too fast for the conditions, rear-ending the Honda and causing the Honda to hit the Lexus. The driver of the Dodge left the scene without leaving any of the required information. April 3.

Assault A San Jose woman was booked into County Jail for allegedly stealing a utility chain from the maintenance shed at the Gateway Apartments on Willow Road and hitting an apartment maintenance worker with an umbrella. She was located nearby by officers and was arrested and booked in San Mateo County Jail. The victim did not require medical attention and had a complaint of pain only to his hand from where the umbrella hit him. April 3.

Vehicle collision A Menlo Park woman was arrested after she drove her Toyota over a curb in the 800 block of Santa Cruz Avenue and then ran over a parked bicycle. No one else was involved or injured in the collision. April 2.

Possession of controlled substance Officers were checking a report of a naked person going through trash cans at Safeway when they found two people living in a van and arrested then for possession of drugs and paraphernalia. April 2.

Petty theft A transient man allegedly entered Safeway in the 500 block of El Camino Real and placed packages of Claritin into his shopping basket and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. He was stopped by the Safeway staff and was found to have no way to pay for the items he took off the shelf.  He was cited and released. April 1.

Drunk in public A Mountain View man was reported to be intoxicated, bothering customers and throwing bottles around at Peet’s Coffee in the 500 block of El Camino Real. He displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and was in a condition that he was not able to care for his own safety or the safety of others and was arrested for being drunk in public; he was later transferred to the San Mateo County hospital. April 1.


Workplace fight Two construction workers engaged in a fight in the 200 block of Polhemus Avenue. One worker punched the other on the left side of the face, resulting in a laceration. The injured worker was transported to the hospital. April 5.

Vehicle code violations

● An East Palo Alto man was stopped for a seatbelt violation on Almendral Avenue, and when the officer checked it was determined that he was driving on a suspended license. He was cited and released. April 4.

● A Redwood City man was cited and released at the corner of El Camino Real and Lloyden Drive for driving with a suspended license. April 3.


Driving with a suspended license A Redwood City man was stopped at the corner of Canada Lane and Woodside Road on April 3 and was found to be driving with a suspended license. He was cited and released.

Possession of a controlled substance After approaching a man and a woman in a parked vehicle, a sheriff's deputy located a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The woman was on probation and the man admitted that the drugs and paraphernalia belonged to him. The man, a Campbell resident, was arrested and booked into County Jail. April 1.

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