Police log

Publication Date: Wednesday Mar 4, 1998

Police log

An employee of the Polo Ralph Lauren store at the Stanford Shopping Center was arrested last Thursday after he allegedly replaced 11 $20 bills from the cash register with counterfeit money, according to Sgt. Dennis Burns. William Roan, 21, from Cupertino was arrested and charged with passing counterfeit money Thursday, Burns said. The alleged incident occurred between noon and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, Burns said.

A 15-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint after a church function at Santa Cruz Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park on Feb. 18, Cdmr. Dominick Peloso said. The teenage suspect asked the alleged victim to come out into the parking lot around 8 p.m. on Feb. 18, pulled out a gun, and robbed the victim of $3, Peloso said. The incident was reported to Menlo Park police a week after it happened, according to Peloso.

A man who allegedly embezzled $92,000 from Menlo-Atherton High School was reportedly sentenced on Friday, Feb. 20 to six months in county jail. Frank Spinetta, 57, of Menlo Park was an audiovisual clerk at the school from 1979. He pleaded no contest to charges of embezzlement. An Atherton police dispatcher spotted suspicious activity in the Atherton CalTrain depot Saturday morning, leading to the arrest of an car burglar, according to Police Chief Steve Cader. Nicolas Ramos, 24, of San Jose was arrested at 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 28 and charged with auto burglary and possession of a controlled substance, believed to be cocaine, Cader said. Ramos was booked into San Mateo County jail.

A 36-year-old woman was arrested last Friday in Menlo Park on suspicion of felony child endangerment, police records show. Kelly Lynn Dodd of Hoover Street was arrested after her five-month-old daughter was found alone inside a closet in Dodd's apartment, according to police records. Dodd had allegedly been going from house to house soliciting for sex, police said. Dodd's daughter was turned over to Child Protective Services, police records show.

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