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News - January 8, 2020

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.


Auto burglary: Two people were seen prowling through vehicles and porches in the neighborhood of Greenwood Avenue and Hedge Road. Their images were captured on surveillance footage from several neighbors. No thefts were reported. Dec. 22.

Petty theft: Someone allegedly stole money from inside an envelope bin that was left in a store tent during a farmer's market event in the 700 block of Menlo Avenue. The suspects allegedly fled the scene with about $380 in stolen cash. Dec. 22.

Drunk driver: Employees at Jack in the Box in the 1400 block of Willow Road called 911 to report that a vehicle hit a curb in their drive-through and that the driver was passed out behind the wheel. Several people tried banging on the window to wake him up. When police arrived they were able to wake up the driver, who showed signs of impairment and was arrested and transported to First Chance where he was cited and released to the care of counselors. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Dec. 22.

Grand theft: Someone stole a wallet out of an unlocked vehicle that was parked outside a home in the 400 block of Central Avenue. The wallet and a driver's license, credit cards and $240 cash were in the vehicle with a total loss of $993. Dec. 20.

Petty theft: Someone stole a wallet that contained $200 cash, bank cards and other personal items from a woman's purse while she was shopping at Safeway. Dec. 19.

Fraud: Someone reported that their checking account showed fraudulent deductions because of forged checks. The action took place in the 700 block of Hamilton Avenue. The case is under investigation. Dec. 18.

Property for Destruction: A student confessed to bringing marijuana, a vape pen and a lighter to a school in the 400 block of Ivy Drive. The items were booked into the Menlo Park Police Department as property for destruction. Dec. 18.

Drug activity: An East Palo Alto man was arrested, cited and released for possession of marijuana for sale at the intersection of Donohoe Street and West Bayshore Road. Dec. 17.


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