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Menlo Park Police Department
Wednesday August 1st, 2018 :: 01:47 p.m. PDT


Serial burglar arrested

On Tuesday, August 1, 2018 at noon, the Menlo Park Police Investigations Unit located and arrested Melvin James Williams a 58 year old East Palo Alto resident. Williams was wanted in connection to three burglaries of BevMo! located in the City of Menlo Park. During the commission of the burglaries, Williams would smash the front window of the business, enter and steal numerous bottles of alcohol then flee the scene in his vehicle.

Williams is also wanted in connection with approximately five burglaries in Santa Clara County. Williams was booked into the San Mateo County jail where he was charged with the following crimes:
•3 counts-460(b) PC-Burglary
•3 counts 594(b)(1) PC-Vandalism-$400 or more
•1 count 11364.1(a) H&S-Possession of narcotic paraphernalia

The Menlo Park Police Department is asking anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact Detective Sergeant Ed Soares or the Anonymous Tip Hotline at (650) 330-6395.

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

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

Detective Sergeant Ed Soares
Investigations Unit

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