News

Computers heist estimated at $31,000 at Hillview

Another school-based computer theft, this time 30 laptops valued at $31,000 at Hillview Middle School, occurred Friday (Nov. 25), a Menlo Park Police Department spokeswoman said. Officers converged on the school at the intersection of Elder and Santa Cruz avenues after a burglar alarm went off at 4:34 a.m., police said.

Other such multiple-computer thefts this year include 31 computers in June from Portola Valley elementary and middle schools, 10 in July from the Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley, and several in August from Encinal Elementary School in Atherton, according to crime reports.

In the Hillview incident, the thief used a pry bar to forcibly enter a locked computer lab, police said. Police searched the grounds with the assistance of a police dog from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, but found no suspects.

The investigation is continuing, police said.

Dave Boyce

Comments

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

I hope all those laptops had that Trojan Horse program that as soon as it goes on line secretly calls the cops.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,132 views

One night only: ‘Occupy the Farm’ screening in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,038 views

First Interview
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 1,350 views

Death with Dignity
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,263 views

Guest Post #2 from HSSV: Labradoodle Back on His Feet
By Cathy Kirkman | 0 comments | 353 views