Cruelty to animals: Deputies were called to the 200 block of Nathhorst Avenue to a scene in which a large dead hare was found hanging from a shoe string that was attached to a basketball hoop. May 19. "Deputies were unable to locate a witness or gather any suspect information" and the log entry was informational, the Sheriff's Office said.
Vandalism: A resident of La Mesa Drive told deputies that someone threw a rock that crashed through a bedroom window and struck his upper arm. The resident declined medical treatment. Estimated damage: $1,000. May 18.
Theft: Someone stole $600 in cash from a wallet located inside an unlocked vehicle that was parked at Menlo-Atherton High School at 555 Middlefield Road. The thief did not take credit cards and left $140 in the wallet, police said. A witness told police that he saw two people near the vehicle between 12:45 and 1:15 a.m. — the time frame of the theft — and said he would be able to identify them if seen again. May 21.
Robbery: Three women suspected of stealing baby formula from the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real used pepper spray to deter two store employees. One employee confronted the women and was punched and sprayed. A second employee came to the first employee's aid and was also sprayed. The robbers were described as three black women who fled the scene in a blue Mercedes SUV. The employees declined medical treatment, police said. May 22.
Burglary: Police arrested and booked a 28-year-old transient man in the vicinity of El Camino Real and Valparaiso Avenue after he was found to be in possession of cable cutters, which is considered a burglary tool. He allegedly admitted that he was looking for bikes to steal. May 22.
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