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Posted on: January 18, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Suspicious Circumstances / Attempted Burglaries in Atherton

On Saturday, January 17, 2015, the Atherton Police Department responded to the unit block of Sutherland Drive on the report of a suspicious male subject walking around the property and looking into windows. The male subject left the property when he made eye contact with the resident.

A couple of minutes later, the Atherton Police Department was dispatched to a house in the unit block of Mesa Court on the report the same subject from Sutherland Drive had entered the property and was walking around. When the police arrived, they were told by the homeowner that the subject was inside of the pool house. Officers conducted a search of the pool house and the property and could not locate the subject.

The subject in the above incidents is described as a slender Hispanic male adult, approximately 25 to 31 years of age, 5 foot 8 inches to 5 foot 11 inches tall, and weighing 140 to 155 pounds. The subject had a natural hair style, thin face, pointed nose, and a closely cropped beard. The subject was last seen wearing a long sleeve blue plaid or checkered shirt and green or brown slacks.

In another incident, the Atherton Police Department responded to a house in the unit block of Maple Avenue on January 15, 2015. Between December 27, 2014 and January 3, 2015, it is believed an unknown subject entered the house through an unlocked rear door. The housekeeper for the property called the resident on January 3, 2015 and stated she found the rear door and two bedroom windows unlocked. The resident remembered the windows being closed and locked, but was unsure whether or not the rear door was locked. The house did not appear to be disturbed and nothing appeared to be missing.

In another incident, the Atherton Police Department responded to an attempted burglary call in the unit block of Laburnum Drive on January 12, 2015. This incident started near Alpine Road and Highway 280 where the homeowner's vehicle was broken into and the homeowner's purse was stolen. When the homeowner returned to her house, she noticed the spare key, which had been inside of her purse, was in the front door deadbolt lock. An interior and exterior search of the residence was completed. No entry was made into the house and there was no property loss.

As always, if you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, please contact the Atherton Police Department at 650-688-6500 or dial 9-1-1 if there is an emergency situation.

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