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Menlo Park Police Department
Thursday September 1st, 2016 :: 09:16 p.m. PDT


Press Release

<p>On&nbsp;September 1, 2016, at approximately 12:54 PM, the Menlo Park Police Department received a call from an alert resident on the 1000 block of Oakland Avenue in Menlo Park. The resident reported seeing two suspicious subjects described as Hispanic males in their 20s, acting suspiciously and knocking on the doors of homes. In one instance, the resident saw them approach a residence, knock on the door and then quickly leave the area upon hearing a barking dog. The resident then observed the two subjects, get into a black Chevrolet Tahoe and quickly leave the area. The resident was able to give police a partial license plate of that vehicle as well as a security camera photo of one of the suspects.</p>

<p>Menlo Park Police Officers and Detectives responded to the area, and during a check of the neighborhood, located the described vehicle parked unoccupied in the 1000 block of Del Norte Avenue in Menlo Park. Suspecting that the two outstanding subjects might be in the area committing a burglary, officers established a perimeter around the immediate area to prevent their escape.</p>

<p>At approximately 2:10 PM, officers observed the two described subjects exiting a rear yard of a residence on the 1000 block of Tehama Avenue and detained them. During a search of homes in the 1000 block of Del Norte, Officers located a residence that had just been burglarized. While checking the yards between where the burglary had occurred and where the suspects were located, Menlo Park police discovered a large amount of stolen property hidden in several different locations. All of the stolen property was recovered and later returned to the victim.</p>

<p>The suspects, both juveniles residing in East Palo Alto, were arrested and booked into San Mateo County Juvenile Hall.</p>

<p>The Menlo Park Police Department would like to thank the alert resident for calling police upon seeing what he believed was suspicious behavior in his neighborhood. His action resulted in the quick arrest of two suspects as well as the recovery of all of the victim&rsquo;s stolen property.</p>

<p>The Menlo Park Police Department is currently looking into the possibility that these two suspects may be responsible for other burglaries in Menlo Park over the past several weeks.</p>

<p>The Menlo Park Police Department is asking anyone who might have information about this case, and/or who witnessed this incident, to call Menlo Park Police Department at (650) 330-6300 or the Menlo Park Police Anonymous Tip Hotline at (650) 330-6395. This is an ongoing investigation and there is not additional information to be released at this time.</p>

<p>For more information on this release contact:</p>

<p><strong>Sergeant Kevin Paugh at </strong><u> &lt;;</u></p>

Menlo Park Police Department
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-330-6300

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