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News - August 29, 2018

Police Calls

These reports are from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent unless convicted. Police received the reports on the dates shown.



• The owners of two unlocked vehicles parked on Greenoaks Drive reported to police the theft of sunglasses and camera equipment. Estimated losses: items valued at $1,365 from one vehicle and $3,235 from the other. Aug. 6.

• A resident of Manzanita Road told police that someone stole $160 in cash and $600 in travelers checks. The resident made the discovery one day after having guests over for dinner, and no one else had been on the property on that day, police said. Aug. 6.



• Police arrested and released a transient woman on suspicion that she shoplifted food and cosmetic wipes from Walgreens on Santa Cruz Avenue. A woman fled the store after employees confronted her, but she was detained a short distance away, police said. Police found the allegedly stolen items in her bags. The woman was on probation at the time of her arrest, police said. Aug. 23.

• Police arrested and booked, without incident, a 24-year-old Redwood City man on suspicion of shoplifting food and wine from the Safeway at 525 El Camino Real. The man fled the store when confronted by employees, but police picked him up a short distance away and say they found stolen items in his backpack. The man was on probation at the time of his arrest, police said. Aug. 23.

• A resident of San Mateo Drive told police that she suspects a woman seen walking in her driveway may have stolen a package from her porch. The resident said the woman had something in her hand, but that she could not tell what it was, and that she had not been expecting any deliveries. It's unknown whether there were losses. Aug. 23.

Trespassing: Police arrested and booked a 46-year-old San Jose man after he locked himself in the bathroom at Peet's Coffee & Tea at 515 El Camino Real and refused to come out despite several requests by employees. The man also refused "numerous legal commands" from police officers. When he finally did make his exit, he was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and obstructing a police officer. Aug. 23.


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