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Crime brief: Atherton police respond to weekend burglary

There have been 11 burglaries, and one attempted burglary, in Atherton since Oct. 1. Crime information via Atherton Police Department

Atherton police reported a burglary in town over the weekend, the 11th since Oct. 1. The string of incidents includes the theft of $800,000 worth of jewelry stolen from a home on Dec. 8.

On Saturday, Jan. 9, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., someone broke into a home on Heather Drive, between James and Irving avenues, according to a Jan. 9 police news bulletin. The thieves gained entry into the single-story house by shattering a master bedroom window. It is unknown exactly what was taken from the residence, police said.

The burglar alarm did activate, but the alarm company did not report the activation to police until 10 minutes after the alarm was tripped, police said. Police arrived four minutes after they were notified, but the burglars were gone.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Atherton Police Department at 650-688-6500.

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Crime brief: Atherton police respond to weekend burglary

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Uploaded: Tue, Jan 12, 2021, 11:48 am

Atherton police reported a burglary in town over the weekend, the 11th since Oct. 1. The string of incidents includes the theft of $800,000 worth of jewelry stolen from a home on Dec. 8.

On Saturday, Jan. 9, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., someone broke into a home on Heather Drive, between James and Irving avenues, according to a Jan. 9 police news bulletin. The thieves gained entry into the single-story house by shattering a master bedroom window. It is unknown exactly what was taken from the residence, police said.

The burglar alarm did activate, but the alarm company did not report the activation to police until 10 minutes after the alarm was tripped, police said. Police arrived four minutes after they were notified, but the burglars were gone.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Atherton Police Department at 650-688-6500.

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Really !
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Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:20 pm
Really !, Atherton: Lindenwood
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on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:20 pm
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"alarm company did not report the activation to police until 10 minutes after the alarm was tripped..."
So much for the service they provide.
Key takeaway here is TEST YOUR ALARM and don't assume speedy response.
Please disclose the name of the alarm company.


Menlo Voter.
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Menlo Park: other
on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:37 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
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on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:37 pm
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I thought APD was set up to receive alarms directly from the citizen alarm systems.


Thoughtful
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Atherton: other
on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm
Thoughtful, Atherton: other
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Menlo Voter, they are, but now they charge for it, so some residents figure they may as well pay for third party monitoring. What I find hard to process is thought most everyone is at home these days. How are break ins occurring in such a rampant fashion?


Menlo Voter.
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Menlo Park: other
on Jan 12, 2021 at 3:46 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
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Thoughtful:

I have heard that many of the wealthy of Atherton have left town for one of their other homes that are more remote due to Covid. Don't know if it's true, but it's a possible explanation.


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