Residential burglary: A thief entered a home on Waverley Street through an unlocked window and stole a video game console, a backpack and two designer colognes. Estimated loss: $560. April 26.
Commercial burglary: Someone smashed a window and entered BD Biosciences in the 1300 block of El Camino Real and appears to have ransacked drawers, in that drawers were found open and items were found on the floor. A laptop computer was stolen. Estimated loss: $1,200. April 23.
• A resident of the 3800 block of Bohannon Drive told police she'd received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service saying she was "out of compliance" after a five-year audit, that she owed $2,600 and that she would be arrested unless she paid via Google Play gift cards. The resident complied, but the calls kept coming and she contacted police after the caller began asking her about her 401(k) retirement savings. April 25.
• A resident of Westfield Drive did not buy three $100 Apple gift cards as instructed by someone calling and claiming to represent technical support from McAfee, Inc., a vendor of anti-virus software. No losses. April 24.
• A resident of the 2100 block of Sand Hill Road told police of an elderly man who has been making "unusual withdrawals" from his bank account and sending money orders to someone unknown on the promise that he was buying a luxury car. April 24.
Theft: While a resident of Polhemus Avenue was out of the country, someone stole jewelry from a bathroom drawer in the house. April 20.
Trespassing: Deputies arrested and booked a man, allegedly for trying repeatedly to enter a home in the 600 block of Mountain Home Road. April 20.
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