Around 3 p.m. on a quiet, sunny Monday afternoon (Sept. 26), a 41-year-old Menlo Park woman noticed something peculiar in her backyard: Two teenage boys testing whether a sliding glass door, or possibly a bedroom window, might let them enter her house uninvited.
Other burglars were equally unsuccessful, even the ones that did manage to get into the building. The owner of a maintenance shop in the 1300 block of Willow Road told police around 8:30 a.m. that someone had been in the shop without permission during the weekend, but didn't take anything or force entry.
Late Monday, at 11:30 p.m., a resident reported that someone had broken into their home via a garage door in the 1200 block of Henderson Avenue, ransacked two bedrooms -- and left without stealing anything.
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