Menlo Park Police Department

Early this morning (4/12), Menlo Park police officers requested the assistance of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to address a suspicious substance brought to the police department.

The individual had initially received the substance through the mail. Both fire and police personnel followed established protocols when dealing with the potentially hazardous materials.

As a precaution, the Police Department and City Hall were temporarily closed and employees directed to other facilities. The substance was subsequently determined to be inert. City Hall reopened at approximately 8:40 a.m.

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Suspect in shooting incident turns himself in to Menlo Park Police

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, suspect José Gutierrez came into the Menlo Park Police Department to turn himself in regarding the shooting incident that occurred on Saturday, Feb. 24 on the 1100 block of Sevier in Menlo Park. Gutierrez was booked into San Mateo County jail without incident for charges of 246.3(a) PC – discharge of […]

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Arrest warrant issued for suspect in shooting incident in Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of José Gutierrez (DOB 1/12/82), a suspect in relation to a shooting incident late Saturday night. He is considered armed and dangerous and is associated with a silver Honda Accord with a license plate of 5ZCK527. Menlo Park Police Detectives have located the AR-style rifle in the […]

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Crime rate increases, citizen complaints level in Menlo Park during 2017

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For the fifth year, the Menlo Park Police Department released its annual crime statistics and citizen complaint data. The 2017 crime statistics show an increase in reported violent crime (homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault); 54 incidents in 2017 over 30 reported in 2016. According to the department, this increase can be partially attributed to multiple […]

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Menlo Park Police looking for gray BMW X5 SUV in connection with hit and run

An apparent hit-and-run accident occurred on Feb. 20 around 10:25 pm involving a pedestrian on University Avenue just east of the rail road crossing. Several passing motorists said that when they arrived to render aid the car that struck the victim was no longer at the scene. Officers located debris from the suspect vehicle, which was […]

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Last call to support Menlo Park Police Explorers’ “One Warm Coat” collection drive

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In their 6th annual participation in the “One Warm Coat” drive, the Menlo Park Police Explorers continue to collect coats for those who need a warm coat for the winter through January 5th. New or clean, gently used coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome. Just bring your coats and jackets to the donation bin […]

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Menlo Park Police Commander David Bertini named Interim Police Chief

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City Manager Alex McIntyre announced that Menlo Park Police Commander David Bertini has been named as Interim Police Chief, effective Saturday, January 6, 2018. Commander Bertini will lead the Menlo Park Police Department on an interim basis until a permanent chief is named. The announcement comes after Menlo Park Police Chief Robert Jonsen accepted the […]

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Menlo Park police and fire team up with American Red Cross to donate blood

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Members of the Menlo Park community are invited to roll up their sleeves and join their local police and fire fighters in helping to ensure hospitals and patients have the lifesaving blood they need. Menlo Park firefighters and law enforcement personnel are teaming up with the American Red Cross for their first-ever Battle of the […]

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Dogs in action at second annual Paws for Paws event in Menlo Park

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most captured a bit of the informal action this morning at the second annual Paws for Paws event in Menlo Park with a K-9 demonstration photo supplied by Menlo Park Police Chief Robert Jonsen. Profits from this year’s event funds MPPD’s K-9 program along with scholarships that support victims of crime as […]

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2nd annual Paws for Paws walk scheduled for September 9

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The Menlo Park Police Foundation invites all dogs (and their owners) to attend the Second Annual Paws for Paws Walk on Sept. 9 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Burgess Park. The event will feature a 2.5k walk, K-9 demonstration, raffles, vendors, contests and more. Last year’s proceeds enabled the purchase of bulletproof vests […]

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Robbery and sexual assault at home on Ringwood Ave. early this morning

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