• Thieves broke into a locked storage container at a site on Constitution Drive and stole "numerous amounts" of power tools and equipment. Estimated losses: More than $100,000. April 8.
• Police arrested and booked a transient man on suspicion of shoplifting, conspiracy to commit a crime, and a parole violation. A group of three men, including the man arrested, allegedly conspired to steal liquor from Draeger's Market at 1010 University Drive. The transient man allegedly waited in the store with a black bag while his co-conspirators gathered bottles of liquor. They placed the liquor in the bag, and at least one bottle was "placed (on the transient man's) person," police said. The co-conspirators fled, as did the transient man holding the bag, but he was caught with liquor valued at $207. The co-conspirators are still at large, police said. April 8.
Robbery: A resident of Carlton Avenue told police that two people he knew came to his home unexpectedly, that one visitor punched him and poked him in the eye, and that the other punched him in the back and neck area. When the resident tried to call for help using his cellphone, one of the assailants pulled the phone from his hand, police said. The assailants fled with the phone and both are still at large, police said. Medics treated the resident on the scene. Estimated loss: $800. April 7.
• Police are looking for two women suspected of stealing a pair of earrings from the A Space Gallery on Santa Cruz Avenue. The women asked to see some jewelry and may have taken the earrings while the employee had turned away to look for a price. April 7.
• An unlocked bicycle was stolen from the balcony of an apartment on Sharon Park Drive, and a locked bike stolen from a bike rack at Hillview School on Elder Avenue. Estimated losses: $350 and $250. April 17 and 15.
• A bicycle tire and a bicycle seat were stolen from bikes at a bike rack at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium at 600 Alma St. No estimate on losses. April 12.
• Someone stole the "Oasis Beer Garden" sign from the Oasis Beer Garden at 241 El Camino Real. No estimate on losses. April 10.
• A box of Epsom salts was stolen from the porch of a home on Middle Avenue, where it had been left for a relative. Estimated loss: $8. April 17.
• A resident of Alice Lane responded to an Internet ad for a work-from-home job in which the resident was sent a check for $1,400 and instructed to cash it and buy supplies after buying gift cards available on ebay.com. The resident bought the cards, but the check bounced and contact ceased with the person offering the job. April 13.
• Thieves entered unlocked dorm rooms at Menlo College on El Camino Real and stole a dark green long-sleeved shirt from one, and a "vintage" belt and denim jacket from another. The second incident was about two weeks old when reported. April 16.
• The residential mailbox at 16 Catalpa Drive was found "broken," with pieces of mail left on the ground. April 14.
• A resident of Mountain Home Road alleged that someone stole a watch from a closet in the residence. April 18.
• A resident of High Road told deputies that someone stole registration and insurance paperwork from the resident's vehicle. April 18.
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