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Two Menlo College students arrested for theft

Security guard reportedly saw students snatching unattended backpacks at Menlo School

Two Menlo College students were arrested Tuesday (Nov. 1) after they were allegedly seen stealing backpacks at a private high school, according to Atherton police.

Raphael Daniel Bettan and Ryan Goodman, both 18, were arrested on suspicion of grand theft after a security guard saw them each take backpacks that were left unattended at Menlo School, Atherton police Sgt. Sherman Hall said. Menlo College and Menlo School are located on the same campus on Valparaiso Avenue, Hall said.

Bettan and Goodman were seen picking up the unattended bags and taking them to a nearby grove of trees, Hall said. Security officers apprehended the suspects and called police. Two iPads and other electronic items believed to have been stolen were later found in the boys' dormitory, Hall said.

Police are investigating whether Bettan and Goodman are responsible for other thefts that had recently been reported on campus, Hall said.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Sounds like Dumb and Dumber. With the arrest records they will now have, they will have a much harder time ever affording their own iPads because jobs will be harder to find and not as well paying.

Stupid thing to do.


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Posted by boys will be boys
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm

18 year old college students are not "boys". Now they are facing felony charges and will likely get expelled from college. Once you get out of jail, I hope you enjoy spending the rest of your lives saying "would you like fries with that?".


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I questions the intentions behind posting this story. It's not that it doesn't matter, but the editors could've posted the story about the murder for profit in Portola Valley featured on The Almanac's homepage. That's a crime that is important enough to be on both homepages. But these thefts? Stupid, ridiculous and overall, not very important.


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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

"Stupid, ridiculous and overall, not very important."

I think the idiots who got arested here will find this story to be VERY important, for a LONG time to come. But you are right, to the rest of us, there ARE more important events. This is more of a head-shaker.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I really don't care about the thieves. I care about relevant news, however, and this isn't relevant. This could've been sufficiently reported in the campus newspapers.


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Posted by Frank Booth
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm

@Hmmm, You are correct. Let me just add: "yawn", or "meh".


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