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Suspects arrested in Sunday beating, robbery

East Palo Alto incident sends resident to the hospital

Two suspects were arrested for the severe beating and robbery of an East Palo Alto man early Sunday, police said.

Officers arrived at the 2100 block of Addison Avenue in East Palo Alto at about 1:55 a.m. after a fight was reported. A 46-year-old man was severely beaten and bleeding from his face, police said.

The victim told officers the suspects -- later identified as East Palo Alto residents Leonel Contreras, 19 and Mauricio Contreras, 18 -- had fled the area after stealing the victim's wallet, acting captain Jeff Liu said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment and is expected to survive his injuries, Liu said.

A police investigation led officers to a home in the 2100 block of Ralmar Avenue, where officers detained the two suspects, Liu said.

Anyone who may have witnessed or has information regarding the armed robbery is encouraged to contact Detective "Nua" Lualemaga at 650-798-5952 or send an email to epa@tipnow.org or text or anonymously call 650-409-6792.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Community Center
on May 23, 2011 at 10:20 am

Acc. to the news the morning, the US Supreme Court OK'd the release of 46,000
- that's FORTY-SIX THOUSAND - criminals from the California penal system to help overcrowding and the fact that prisoners don't get fast enough medical treatment, etc. Batten down the hatches. This is going to get nasty.


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Posted by Steve C
a resident of Menlo Park
on May 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

46000 who have no realistic hope of ever getting a decent job with a future, and with virtually no support system to help them turn their lives around. So, not too worry. The bulk of them will be back in the system very soon after they are released. It will be good for the correctional industry, though, soon to be privatized completely. It's already essentially a cottage industry in states like Texas and Florida. California won't be far behind once Jerry figures out the only way to balance the budget without raising taxes is to off-load a lot of government employees along with their gilded retirement and benefits packages.


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