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Los Altos Police Department
Monday March 14th, 2016 :: 08:37 a.m. PDT


Update on arrest of residential burglary suspects

Two men who committed a residential burglary in Los Altos in July 2015 were recently sentenced to prison. A third suspect is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty.

San Francisco residents Delancey Huff, DOB: 6/18/80 received a sentence of 15 years and Robert Mandigo, DOB: 3/29/96 received a sentence of 11 years, each for their roles in the burglary. The case was presented to a jury by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office with collaboration from the Los Altos and San Francisco Police Departments.

In less than a day of deliberations, the jury convicted the men of charges that included: residential burglary, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and active participation in a criminal street gang.

The female suspect, Khalida Peterson, DOB: 6/14/95 has plead guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

On July 13, 2015 at approximately 1:15 PM, a residential burglary occurred on the 1400 block of Richardson Avenue in Los Altos. The victims left their residence for approximately two hours and returned to find it ransacked. Jewelry and firearms were discovered missing from the residence.

During a canvass for possible witnesses, Los Altos Police Officers were able to obtain video surveillance footage that showed a suspect exit a vehicle and approach the victim’s residence. This video enabled Officers to identify three suspects; Delancey Huff, DOB: 6/18/80, Robert Mandigo, DOB: 3/29/96, and Khalida Peterson, DOB: 6/14/95. All three suspects are residents of San Francisco.

An alert was sent to surrounding law enforcement agencies and acting quickly, the San Francisco Police Department was able to locate and detain each of the three suspects for Los Altos Detectives. Stolen property that included jewelry and a firearm taken in the Los Altos burglary were located by San Francisco Police on scene. Additional stolen property was recovered by Los Altos Detectives at a San Francisco pawn shop. At the time of arrest, suspect Huff was on parole for assault with a deadly weapon. Suspect Mandigo was on felony probation for possession of an assault weapon and suspect Peterson was on felony probation for possession of a controlled substance for sales. All three suspects were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

The Los Altos Police Department is grateful for the quick action and assistance provided by the San Francisco Police Department as well as for the diligence of the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and their commitment to prosecuting criminals who come to Santa Clara County to commit crimes. 

Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

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