On May 23, 2017, the Menlo Park Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was made aware through community complaints that subjects on the 600 block of Santa Cruz Avenue were selling marijuana.

SIU utilized an undercover Menlo Park Police Officer who posed as a prospective buyer. During the operation, the undercover officer made contact with a subject who facilitated a deal for marijuana on the 600 block of Santa Cruz Avenue. The dealer was identified as Victor Hugo Marin, a 41-year-old male who is a resident of Menlo Park.

Marin was arrested and a search of his residence in Menlo Park was conducted. The search yielded an outdoor marijuana grow, over 3 pounds of cultivated marijuana, concentrated cannabis, packaging material and numerous illegal pills. Marin was later booked into the San Mateo County Jail on the following charges:

  • 11359(b) H&S – Possession of marijuana for sales
  • 11369(a)(2) H&S – Unlawful transportation for sales of marijuana
  • 11350(a) H&S – Possession of a narcotic substance

The Menlo Park Police Department is asking anyone who might have information regarding this case to call Detective Sergeant Ed Soares at 650-330-6360 or the Anonymous Tip Hotline at 650- 330-6395.


FedEx contract employee arrested for three residential burglaries in Menlo Park and Atherton

The Menlo Park Police Department today (5/23) arrested 57-year-old Hayward resident, Kevin Baker, as a suspect in residential burglaries at one residence in Menlo Park and two in Atherton. Baker was booked into the San Mateo County jail on three counts of residential burglary. This arrest was the direct result of a collaborative investigative effort by […]

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Juveniles apprehended in residential burglary thanks to sharp-eyed neighbor

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at approximately 10:21 a., a resident observed two juveniles wearing backpacks enter through a gate of a neighboring residence on the 1000 block of Ringwood Avenue. Menlo Park Police officers arrived on the scene and observed an open gate leading to the home. Once through the gate, they saw the two […]

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Transient male taken into custody on battery charges after incident at Alto International School

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On 4-28-17 at about 11:07 am, a male subject was observed by a Menlo Park Police Officer walking onto the campus of the Alto International School located in the 400 block of Pope Street. At that time school was in session and there were children present in the playground. The male subject was acting erratically […]

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Suspects in stolen vehicle theft in Menlo Oaks neighborhood arrested

On January 29, 2017, a residential burglary occurred in the 1000 block of Menlo Oaks Drive. During that burglary, the victim’s vehicle keys were stolen. Since that theft, Menlo Park Police Detectives and Narcotics Enforcement Team officers have been monitoring the victim’s vehicle. On January 31, 2017, at about 8:30 p.m. the victim’s vehicle was […]

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Willows neighborhood bicycle thieves arrested today

A string of bicycle thefts have plagued the Willows neighborhood along with surrounding Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and Palo Alto areas in the last several weeks. On the evening of Monday, January 30, 2017, bike thefts again occurred in the Willows’ neighborhood and two of these burglaries were captured on resident video cameras. Investigations […]

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Menlo Park Mayor and Police to hold community meeting to discuss residential burglaries

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In response to the increase of residential burglaries in the Willow’s neighborhood in the past months, the City of Menlo Park will host a community meeting on January 11, 2017, at 6:30 pm at the Laurel School Upper Campus (275 Elliott Drive). Mayor Kirsten Keith, MPPD Chief Bob Jonsen and police staff will be in attendance […]

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Suspects tied to Willows neighborhood burglaries arrested

During the past month, there has been an increase in daytime residential burglaries in Menlo Park’s Willows neighborhood. Due to this rash of burglaries, Menlo Park Police patrol units have been providing extra patrols in the area. Along with the marked police officer patrols, the Menlo Park Police NET (Narcotics Enforcement Team) and Detective units have […]

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Suspect arrested in March 28 brush fire in Menlo Park

On 03/28/2016, shortly before 4:00 pm, the Menlo Park Police Department and the Menlo Park Fire District responded to the area of University Avenue, east of Adams Drive on the report of a brush fire which involved a homeless encampment. The fire, once extinguished, was later determined by investigators of the Menlo Park Fire District […]

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Kidnapping attempt reported in Atherton

At 2:09 am this morning (3/19), Atherton Police received a wireless 9-1-1 call from a 24-year-old female Menlo Park resident who was the victim of an attempted kidnapping. The suspect is a male adult driving a lowered 4-door sedan. The incident occurred while the victim waited for a bus near Oak Grove Avenue and Middlefield […]

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Oscar night police chase through Menlo Park nets two armed robbery suspects with another escaping

An armed robbery at a convenience store shortly before 11:00 pm last night in Mountain View led to the suspects being chased across Menlo Park. Initial information indicated that the suspects fled in a white SUV or pickup truck. A responding Mountain View police officer saw a similar white SUV headed north on Hwy 101 […]

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