Terrorist threats: A resident of Upenuf Road told deputies of threatening phone calls, and an investigation revealed that a former neighbor is a suspect as the person making the calls. The District Attorney's Office is looking into the case. Feb. 1.
Theft: A resident of Harcross Road told deputies that someone had stolen the resident's unlocked vehicle, including miscellaneous items inside the vehicle that had a value of $600. Feb. 2.
Robbery: Police arrested and booked into jail a transient woman on suspicion of robbery, battery, resisting arrest and being under the influence. A woman had entered the store at the Shell gas station at 495 El Camino Real, offered to pay for cigarettes with a credit card and walked out before the transaction had been approved. The transaction was denied and when the store employee went outside to inform the woman that she needed to come back in and pay for the cigarettes, she swung at the employee twice, hitting her in the forehead once and missing the second time. The woman did re-enter the store and after trying the card a second time and being denied, she tried to barter for the cigarettes with a ring. She left once more before officers located a woman answering the description and made an arrest. Feb. 3.
• Police arrested and booked into Hillcrest juvenile hall in San Mateo a 17-year-old Menlo Park teen on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest. Police said they responded to a report of suspicious circumstances, specifically the sound of glass breaking, in the vicinity of Callie Lane. Officers said they interrupted a residential burglary in progress, that the suspect ran and that he was apprehended. Police found the home forcibly opened and ransacked, and items of stolen property that were recovered. The suspect admitted to the burglary, police said. The same teen is suspected in a burglary of a home a few blocks away on Peggy Lane on the same day, in which case jewelry and a tablet computer were stolen and recovered. Feb. 3.
• Someone broke into a storage locker at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Santa Cruz Avenue, but the resident reported nothing missing. Feb. 8.
• A burglar used a crowbar to break into Treadmill Outlet at 1540 El Camino Real, but it's not known if anything was taken. The incident triggered the building's alarm, but when police arrived, there were no suspects in the vicinity. Feb. 7.
• A thief broke a passenger side window of a vehicle parked in the underground garage of an apartment complex on Sharon Park Drive and stole a baby carrier and two Razor scooters. Estimated loss: $270. Feb. 3.
• Someone, by means unknown, entered a locked vehicle parked on Bohannon Drive, ransacked the interior and stole documents, including mail and vehicle registration. The vehicle's center console and passenger-side rear view mirror were also damaged. Feb. 3.
• A woman told police that she found her vehicle, which was parked in the 2200 block of Sand Hill Road, to have had a window smashed but nothing taken. Feb. 2.
• Someone stole an unlocked bike from a carport on Waverley Street. Estimated loss: $1,000. Feb. 6.
• A woman reported that someone stole her cellphone from a restroom at Facebook on Hacker Way. Estimated loss: $855. Feb. 6.
• A thief stole a backpack from an unlocked vehicle parked on Middle Avenue. Inside the backpack were a tire repair kit, a phone charger, keys for a mailbox and a bike lock. Estimated loss: $217. Feb. 5.
• Police are looking for someone suspected of stealing merchandise from the CVS pharmacy at 700 El Camino Real. Further details were not available. Feb. 5.
• A resident of O'Connor Street told police that someone stole mail from his mailbox. Feb. 4.
• A resident of Ravenswood Avenue told police that $300 and a credit card were stolen from her wallet and that she suspects the man she was dating. Feb. 6.
• Someone used a rental property to "scam a large amount of money" from a resident of Berkeley Avenue. Further details were not available. Feb. 7.
• Police informed a resident of Menalto Avenue that she had been the victim of a Social Security-related scam. An investigation is underway.
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