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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 well as youth-related community sports programs.

The Menlo Park Police Foundation is comprised of several community leaders and directed by former Menlo Park Police Commander Terri Molakides.

Top photo by Robb Most (c) 2017; K-9 demonstration by Rob Jonsen

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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

On August 11, 2017 at about 4:50 am, the Menlo Park Police Department received a 911 call from a victim who stated that an unknown male subject had broken into his home in the 1000 block of Ringwood Ave. and held him at knife point. The victim stated that the suspect had sexually assaulted him […]

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Menlo Park waives street closing fees for National Night Out block parties on August 1

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National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors and police officers as a way to encourage crime prevention. It is scheduled for August 1st. This year will be similar to the last five years, where several neighborhoods […]

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Commander William Dixon and Menlo Park Police Department spearhead innovative approach to homelessness

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Editor’s note: As it has done in the past, InMenlo is participating in Beyond Homelessness, a special project produced by the San Francisco Chronicle, which is again spotlighting the topic in its editorial coverage this week.  At any given time, there are a dozen or so homeless people in Menlo Park. Commander William Dixon of the Menlo Park […]

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Fremont Park is transformed into triage center today for disaster response training

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most headed to Fremont Park in downtown Menlo Park today to capture some of the action at the emergency response training drill hosted by the City of Menlo Park, the Menlo Park Fire Department, the Menlo Park Police Department, and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). The objective of the drill was to prepare […]

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Fatal accident occurred early this morning on Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park

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Update: The San Mateo County Coroner’s office identified the victim as 26-year-old Newark resident Jonathan Ferguson, according to the San Mateo County coroner’s office. At approximately 3:14 am this morning (3/4), Menlo Park Police officers and Menlo Fire responded to a single vehicle fatal injury accident on Eastbound SR 84 (Bayfront Expressway) east of Chilco Street. The vehicle […]

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Menlo Park mayor and police chief to host two more community meetings

Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith and Police Chief Bob Jonsen will host two more community meetings. Last month, a community meeting was held in the Willow’s neighborhood at Laurel School Upper to specifically address the residential burglaries in the area. Due to a high attendance at that meeting, two additional community meetings to address residential […]

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City of Menlo Park offers medication disposal kiosk

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The City of Menlo Park is partnering with MED-Project to offer a free, safe and convenient location for residents to dispose of unwanted or expired medication. A Med-Project secured kiosk is now located in the main lobby of the Menlo Park Police Department at 701 Laurel Street. Drop-offs can be made in the lobby during regular […]

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Menlo Park Police Department release annual crime statistics and public complaint date for 2016

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For the fourth year in a row, the Menlo Park Police Department released its annual crime statistics and public complaint data. In 2016, the police department responded to over 21,000 calls for service, conducted over 8,175 traffic stops, wrote more than 3,900 reports and arrested nearly 1,300 individuals. The resulting 2016 crime statistics showed a […]

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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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