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News - April 16, 2014

Police Calls

This information is from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and the Menlo Park Police Department. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. The dates police received the report are shown.


Discharge of firearm report: Deputies arrested two Redwood City men at about 1:20 a.m. in connection with reports of gunshots coming from a vehicle traveling west on Kings Mountain Road. Deputies also headed west on Kings Mountain encountered a vehicle traveling east and made a traffic stop. The driver, when asked if there were firearms in the vehicle, said "No," but a deputy saw a revolver on the center console. Charges included possession of and discharging of a firearm. March 27.

Residential burglary report: Glass in a side door of a Portola Road home was found smashed, but the door still locked and nothing missing from the home. March 28.

Theft report: Someone stole an $800 cast iron gate from a home on Eleanor Avenue. March 29.


Possession of stolen goods report: A Hayward man on probation was arrested in the parking lot of the Windy Hill Open Space Preserve in the 500 block of Portola Road. Charges included possession of property determined to have been stolen in a past auto burglary. April 3.


Assault and battery report: Deputies at the Dutch Goose bar and restaurant at the corner of Alameda de las Pulgas and Avy Avenue interviewed two women standing outside and claiming they'd been attacked by two younger women inside the bar. Deputies interviewed the women inside and reported that all the women showed signs of mild intoxication. All four women provided written statements about the incident. March 29.

Theft report:A customer at a Starbucks coffee shop in the 3500 block of Alameda de las Pulgas said she accidentally left her wallet on the cream counter. She came back to the store five minutes later, she said, and could not find her wallet, which contained $7 in cash, a drivers license, two credit cards and an insurance card. April 1.


Residential burglary report: Someone broke into a garage on Cambridge Avenue through the use of bodily force against a side door and stole drills, saws, a compressor, a grinder and other tools belonging to construction workers, a total loss of about $3,700. April 11.

Mail theft report: Police made an arrest after a Menlo Park man reported that the person who recently bought his car in East Palo Alto paid for it with bad checks later found to have been stolen from a residential mailbox on Creek Drive. April 7.

Theft reports:

• Someone stole an estimated $1,500 worth of tools from an unlocked vehicle on Menlo Avenue, and from an unlocked vehicle on Roble Avenue, someone stole a pair of sunglasses and a GPS device. April 7.

• A package of clothing valued at $173 was stolen from the doorstep of a home on Willow Road, and from the front porch of a home on Hanna Way, someone stole a package. April 8.

• Two women stole $104 worth of infant formula and several valueless gifts cards from the Safeway supermarket on Sharon Park Drive. April 9.

• A credit card was stolen after having been left in a copy machine in the Fed Ex shop at Valparaiso Avenue and El Camino Real. April 9.

Assault with deadly weapon report: A Fremont woman was arrested and booked into county jail on suspicion of intentionally rear-ending another vehicle after an argument regarding a relationship. There were no injuries. April 4.


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