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

by Contributed Content on August 3, 2014

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 and saw William Lee Patton exiting a vehicle that was reported stolen on July 23, 2014. Officers quickly detained Patton and recovered the stolen vehicle. Officers located several stolen items inside the vehicle, which was reported taken during a residential burglary on July 27, 2014.

Further investigation revealed there was another location where there were more stolen goods. Officers went to a residence in the 1000 block of Lucky Avenue and located several more items that were reported stolen during other residential and vehicle burglaries, including several mountain bikes.

A second subject, Gabriela Flower, a known associate of Patton, was contacted. She was found to be in possession of narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia and was arrested. Both William Lee Patton, 22 years old of Atherton and Gabriella Bird Flower, 22 years old of Menlo Park were arrested without incident.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further details can be released at this time. Officers are working to identify all of the stolen property and link them to other Menlo Park police reports, other police agency reports and locating victims.

The Menlo Park Police Department is asking anyone who might have information about this incident to call Menlo Park Police Department at (650) 330-6300 or the Menlo Park Police Anonymous Tip Hotline at (650) 330-6395.

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