crime 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 suspect’s residence that was allegedly used in the shooting incident

On Feb. 24, 2018, at approximately 11:00 pm, Menlo Park Police responded to the 1100 block of Sevier regarding a person seen firing an assault-rifle style weapon in the backyard of a residence. According to witnesses, the subject was upset due to a loud party next door. No one was injured.

Officers set up a perimeter around the residence and attempted to contact occupants inside the subject’s home. Officers were unable to obtain a response from anyone. According to witness accounts of the incident, it was believed that a male subject could still be in the home armed with an illegal firearm.

The Menlo Park Police secured a search warrant, and shortly before 9:00 am this morning (Feb. 25), the San Mateo South County Regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team made entry into the residence at 1122 Sevier Avenue in Menlo Park and conducted a search for the suspect in this incident.

Their search failed to locate the suspect, but did locate significant evidence that a shooting had occurred. After securing the residence, the SWAT team turned the scene over to Menlo Park Police Detectives who are currently processing it and collecting evidence.

This is still an active and ongoing investigation by the Menlo Park Police Department, and there is no further information available at this time. Anyone with information about this case or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call the Menlo Park Police Department at 650-330-6300.

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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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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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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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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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Talking crime, state of downtown, and traffic with Menlo Park police and transportation departments

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Editor’s note: We received enough emails from readers about what they perceive as an increasingly unsafe downtown Menlo Park along with an assortment of traffic-related gripes that we scheduled time to talk with Commander Dave Bertini of the Menlo Park Police Department and Nikki Sagawa of the city’s transportation department. Below is an edited version […]

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Two males and juvenile female arrested early this morning in suspected car burglaries in west Menlo Park

Around 3:00 am this morning (7/7/15) , a Menlo Park resident in the 1700 block of Stanford Avenue called in a report that three subjects were allegedly ransacking his vehicle. The subjects left the scene while officers responded to the area. Officers located three subjects matching the description near the intersection of Lemon and Santa […]

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Burglary suspect who targeted small restaurants and cafes arrested by MPPD

Between November 2014 and February 2015, several businesses, including Café Zoe, Jan’s Deli, Menlo BBQ, Galata Bistro, Mardini’s, and Cool Cafe were burglarized. The suspect would enter the businesses by either forcing the door or smashing a window and take whatever was left in the cash register. Video surveillance of a possible suspect was obtained […]

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Atherton man, Menlo Park woman arrested as suspects related to recent home burglaries and auto thefts

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On August 2, 2014 at approximately 2:oo pm, Menlo Park police officers were conducting follow up investigation into recent burglaries that occurred in Menlo Park. Information led officers to the area of Avy Ave and Lucky Ave where a stolen iPad was giving off a signal. Officers, following other investigative leads, pulled into the area […]

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University Heights neighborhood hit by mailbox theft

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Sometime between Thursday night (2/13) and Friday morning (2/14), someone went through all of the mailboxes on Stanford Ave. in the University Heights neighborhood of unincorporated Menlo Park — and all along Sharon Road on the way to La Entrada school. They stole everything; the assumption is the culprit(s) was looking for cash (contained in Valentine […]

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“Sports cap bandit” arrested for two Menlo Park bank robberies

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A 26-year-old Hayward woman, Jasmin Sahib, was arrested last night for two bank robberies that took place last Fall in Menlo Park. The Menlo Park Police Department worked with the FBI in the investigation after the suspect, known as the “sports cap bandit”, allegedly robbed the Bank of the West in downtown Menlo Park on […]

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