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News - September 25, 2013

Police Calls

This information is from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted.


Theft report: An engagement ring with an estimated value of $17,000 is missing from a home on Valparaiso Avenue, Aug. 20.


Residential burglary report: Missing from a pool house and main residence on Selby Lane are a $2,000 silver Apple MacBook Pro, a $1,000 N1000 studio microphone, a $600 white Apple 2 iPod, and $300 red-and-black Beats headphones by Dr. Dre, Sept. 14.

Theft reports:

• Someone stole $4,000 in non-narcotic medicine for the blood from the doorstep of a Heather Drive resident who also discovered in his mailbox pieces of "destroyed" mail from addresses on the west side of town, Sept. 18.

• An unlocked vehicle parked on Watkins Avenue is missing a computerized automotive diagnostic device with a value of $350 and a Garmin $150 GPS, Sept. 15.


Fraud report: A resident of Kings Mountain Road received a bill from AT&T for $3,500 in cell phone services in May 2013 from an account she said she did not open and from a phone she said she does not own. Her Social Security number had been used to open the account, the company said, Sept. 13.


Residential burglary reports:

• Someone broke into a garage on Crest Lane and stole three Specialized-brand bicycles — a Tarmac racing bike valued at $9,000, a Transition time-trial bike at $8,000 and a Langster road bike at $1,000 — and a set of Zipp tires with a value of $2,900, for a loss totaling $20,900, Sept. 17.

• An Olive Street residential garage was broken into and is missing two bicycles — a Giant-brand time-trial bike valued at $3,800 and a Specialized S Works road bike at $3,000, Sept. 13.

• A would-be thief left behind a damaged $10 combination lock in breaking into a Sharon Park Drive storage container, from which nothing was missing, Sept. 19.

Commercial burglary report: Someone cut the lock to a fenced-in area at Memry Corp. on Campbell Avenue and stole $60,000 worth of cylindrical metal rods, Sept. 19.

Auto burglary reports:

• A vehicle broken into while parked on Coleman Avenue is missing two purses — a $2,000 gray-and-white purse by Louis Vuitton and a large brown $3,000 purse by Gucci — as well as a $300 pair of Prada sunglasses, a $300 gold necklace and $45 in cash, Sept. 14.

• Someone caused $200 in damage by breaking a window but apparently stole nothing from a vehicle parked at O'Brien and Kavanaugh drives, Sept. 18.

Embezzlement report: Officials suspect an employee of the city of Menlo Park may have pocketed $400 in fees from students registering for city-sponsored classes, Sept. 18.

Theft reports:

• A diamond-solitaire ring valued at $20,000 is missing from a residence on Deanna Drive, Sept. 19.

• Someone got away with an Apple MacBook Pro with a value of $2,000, a $500 Apple iPad and a brown $35 computer bag that had been left unattended at a Starbucks coffee shop on Sharon Park Drive, Sept. 14.

• An employee of Keeping Traditions Inc., a furniture store on Santa Cruz Avenue, is missing an $899 Apple iPhone and its case, all believed stolen while she was at work, Sept. 15.

• Someone stole a black Apple iPhone with a value of $700 from a pouch on a (briefly) unattended stroller at the weekly farmers' market, Sept. 15.

• A bike with a value of $100 is missing from a residence on Pope Street, Sept. 19.

• Someone stole a wallet from an unlocked vehicle parked on East Creek Drive and used the credit card in the wallet for $100 in unauthorized purchases, Sept. 15.

• Three wooden crates are missing from the Safeway supermarket on Sharon Park Drive, Sept. 16.

Parking tickets report: Police had a vehicle towed from Coleman Place and put into storage in connection with unpaid parking tickets amounting to $627, well above the towing threshold of $400, Sept. 17.

Stolen vehicle report: An arrest was made in connection with the theft of a white 1991 Toyota Corolla parked on Haven Avenue, Sept. 15.


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