Almanac

Community - January 19, 2011

Police Calls

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under the law, people charged with offenses are considered innocent until convicted.

ATHERTON

Grand theft reports:

• Computer stolen from vehicle parked in driveway, Tallwood Court, Jan. 10.

• Items stolen from vehicle, first block of Melanie Lane, Jan. 12.

Auto burglary report: Forced entry into locked vehicle, 100 block of Burns Ave., Jan. 13.

Fraud report: Social Security number used to open five unauthorized credit cards, 100 block of Catalpa Drive, Jan. 13.

MENLO PARK

Residential burglary reports:

• Losses estimated at $10,391 in break-in and theft of jewelry and laptop computer, 1200 block of Windermere Ave., Jan. 13.

• Losses estimated at $950 in break-in and theft of leather jackets and golf clubs, 1200 block of Windermere Ave., Jan. 13.

• Break-in but nothing apparently taken, 1100 block of Sevier Ave., Jan. 7.

Grand theft reports:

• Losses estimated at $1,500 in theft of newspaper racks, reported at main police station at 701 Laurel St., Jan. 12.

• Loss estimated at $700 in theft of Apple iPad, 1000 block of Lassen Drive, Jan. 13.

• Loss of $150 in cash and hundreds of dollars in gift cards in theft from unlocked vehicle, 900 block of Sherman Ave., Jan. 11.

Auto burglary report: Window smashed and empty briefcase stolen and later recovered, 2300 block of Blueridge Ave., Jan. 11.

Fraud reports:

• Loss of $479 in unauthorized use of credit card, 1300 block of Madera Ave., Jan 10.

• Loss of $97 in unauthorized use of debit card, 100 block of Dunsmuir Way, Jan. 8.

Child protective services report: 1300 block of Willow Road, Jan. 11.

WOODSIDE

Theft report: Unknown losses in theft of purse, computer equipment, Apple iPad and several credit cards from unlocked vehicle, 3000 block of Sand Hill Road, Jan. 8.

LADERA

Fraud report: Loss estimated at $1,700 in unauthorized use of Macy's credit card at store in Rancho Cucamonga, 1000 block of Dakin Ave., Jan 10.

Theft report: Unknown loss in theft of wallet and laptop computer from unlocked vehicle, 1000 block of American Way, Jan. 10.

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