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Menlo Park woman busts teen burglars

Attempted burglary also reported Monday on Willow Road

Around 3 p.m. on a quiet, sunny Monday afternoon (Sept. 26), a 41-year-old Menlo Park woman noticed something peculiar in her backyard: Two teenage boys testing whether a sliding glass door, or possibly a bedroom window, might let them enter her house uninvited.

The pair left the Windermere Avenue property after discovering the answer was, "No." According to the crime log, police greeted the 16-year-olds a short distance away and escorted them to Hillcrest Juvenile Hall for attempted burglary and possession of marijuana.

Other burglars were equally unsuccessful, even the ones that did manage to get into the building. The owner of a maintenance shop in the 1300 block of Willow Road told police around 8:30 a.m. that someone had been in the shop without permission during the weekend, but didn't take anything or force entry.

Late Monday, at 11:30 p.m., a resident reported that someone had broken into their home via a garage door in the 1200 block of Henderson Avenue, ransacked two bedrooms -- and left without stealing anything.

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Posted by Cid Young
a resident of another community
on Sep 29, 2011 at 11:04 am

It must be going around.
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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm

...and people want to LEGALIZE marijuana?

Uh..."no."

:-P


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Posted by Steve C
a resident of Menlo Park
on Sep 29, 2011 at 5:33 pm

...uh, Nayeli. It's not the pot that makes them steal, it's having to buy the pot at black market prices because that's the only way you can get it.


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Posted by Eaton
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

"it's having to buy the pot at black market prices because that's the only way you can get it."

No. That assumes they're addicts who HAVE to have it. Pot isn't addictive in the classic sense.

They're teenagers. Doesn't that explain most of it? Lock them up.

If they had a flask of Captain Morgan, would you claim it's alcoholism?


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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm

@ Steve C:

So, the addiction to pot is so strong that they hate having to travel to other towns to get their "prescription" (*cough cough)...so it drives them to break into someone's house?

And, you don't think that the inebriation from marijuana has anything to do with it?

Yeah...talk about "straining a gnat and swallowing a camel!"

Marijuana is an inebriating drug that is detrimental to individuals and society. Life is too good to be spent in an inebriated stupor.


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