Police calls: Woman breaks into home, makes herself at home


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 the reports on the dates shown.


Burglary: A Menlo Park woman entered a home in the 600 block of Hamilton Avenue by climbing a ladder and opening an unlocked window. She then wandered about the kitchen and prepared a plate of food for herself while the resident locked herself in an upstairs bedroom. When police officers entered the home, they arrested her and booked her into San Mateo County Jail. May 23.

Grand thefts:

•A Menlo Park woman reported that five packages were stolen from in front of her front door in the 100 block of Linfield Drive. She estimated the net loss was $1,450.73. May 23.

•A woman left her bags unattended at the curb in the 3600 block of Haven Avenue as she was waiting for a cab to take her to the airport. Two men then ran up and grabbed the bags and ran through the parking lot of an apartment complex. The loss included the two bags, a purse, a laptop, $100 in cash, a wallet, a passport and miscellaneous cards worth a total of $1,300. May 23.

Drug activity: A Victorville man was stopped by police at the corner of Broadway and Second avenues and was found to have drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released. May 22.

Suspicious circumstances: An officer took a report for bullets found embedded in the wall of a home in the 400 block of O'Connor Street. The residents said they heard noises that sounded like gunshots on May 15. May 21.

Assault: A woman drank alcohol at a friend's house and asked a friend to take her home. She couldn't recall entering her home in the 400 block of Laurel Street because of her intoxication level and was unsure if she was assaulted or not. No injuries were found. May 21.

Auto burglary: Someone used a tool to break the rear window of a car in the 1000 block of Chesnut Street and stole numerous items, including a backpack, a laptop, shoes and headphones for a loss of more than $2,785. May 20.

Hit-and-run: A driver ran into the rear of a parked car and left the scene in the 600 block of Coleman Avenue. There was significant damage to the rear bumper. May 19.

Warrant arrest: An East Palo Alto man was arrested and booked into San Mateo County Jail on two $15,000 warrants at the Bayfront exit to the Dumbarton Bridge. May 19.

Robbery: A Menlo Park woman confronted another woman in the 1300 block of Willow Road and pulled her clip-on earrings off by force and did not give them back. She left the area before officers arrived but police located her. She was arrested and booked into San Mateo County Jail. May 19.

Battery: A San Francisco man grabbed a woman by her hair and then hit her and pulled her hair in the 00 block of Heritage Place. After police were called, the man was arrested and booked into San Mateo County Jail. May 17.


Warrant arrest: After being stopped in traffic by an officer, a San Leandro man was found to have an outstanding warrant in the amount of $5,000. He was cited and released at the scene. May 25.

Hit-and-run: Someone fled the scene in a black BMW after being involved in a traffic accident with a white Subaru at the intersection of Oak Grove Avenue and El Camino Real. The case is still under investigation. May 24.

Traffic accidents:

•A minor injury collision between a car and a bicyclist occurred at the intersection of Middlefield and Marsh roads. One person was transported by ambulance to Stanford Hospital. The case is still under investigation. May 22.

•Three vehicles were involved in a traffic accident at the intersection of Alameda de las Pulgas and Stockbridge Avenue. All three vehicles were towed from the scene. May 20.

Petty theft: Someone took a pair of sunglasses worth about $200 from an unlocked vehicle in the 300 block of Fletcher Drive. May 21.

Vandalism: Someone broke off a mailbox from the top of its post on Lloyden Drive. The damage was approximately $1,000. May 25.

Theft: Someone stole a package and mail worth $918.67 in the 200 block of Atherton Avenue. May 20.

Vandalism: Someone used a key to scratch the passenger side of a vehicle and smashed the windshield on Elena Avenue. The case is under investigation. May 15.


Warrant arrest: A man was cited and released in the 3000 block of Woodside Road on a promise to appear on a misdemeanor warrant from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. May 23.

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