crime in Menlo Park

On February 7, 2020, at about 11:36 am, Menlo Park Police Dispatch received a call reporting that there was a man with a gun near the 1100 block of Laurel Street. According to the caller, a person had brandished a shotgun at them.

Officers responded and surrounded the area before making contact with the suspect at his apartment. A security sweep of the apartment revealed that the suspect was in possession of a shotgun. The firearm was taken as evidence, and the suspect was arrested for a violation of Penal Code section 417(a)(2) – brandishing of a firearm.

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Answer to the cause of police activity on Grace Dr. on Tuesday

If you were driving on Oak Dell Avenue yesterday afternoon shortly after 3:00 pm, you’d have seen lots of police cars on Grace Drive cul-de-sac. A number of readers inquired as to what was going on. Here’s the synopsis provided by a spokesperson for the Menlo Park Police Department: “Menlo Park Police Officers responded to […]

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Country Corner in Menlo Park is burglarized overnight

Posting on Nextdoor, Issa Wehab of the Country Corner wrote: “Our store got broken into early Saturday morning at 4:30 am. They stole the bread, kicked in the door and took cigarettes, cash, coins, etc. Cleaned us out pretty good. “They drove in from the north on Alameda and left going southbound on Alameda. I […]

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Bev Mo! burglary suspect arrested by Menlo Park Police

At noon today, the Menlo Park Police Investigations Unit located and arrested Melvin James Williams a 58-year-old East Palo Alto resident who was wanted in connection to three burglaries of BevMo! located on El Camino Real in Menlo Park. During the commission of the burglaries, it’s alleged that Williams would smash the front window 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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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

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

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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