Gunfire exchanged with Menlo Park police Sunday morning

Police report finding five weapons at scene

Menlo Park police were shot at early Sunday morning in front of a house in the 1100 block of Hollyburne Avenue east of U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park.

One officer returned fire, said police spokesperson Nicole Acker.

No officers were injured, but one suspect received minor injuries and was treated at Stanford Hospital and released, she said.

Six people were arrested, Acker said. Three were booked into San Mateo County jail for parole violations. They are Fredrick Tippons, 31; Luis Mariscal, 26; and Raymond Bradford, 25, all of East Palo Alto. The other three suspects have not been booked as of yet, she said.

In addition to a gun that was recovered immediately, four more weapons -- two handguns and two rifles -- were found in a subsequent search of the crime scene, police said.

The incident began when police received a call at 1:16 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 18) that several people were in front of the house in the 1100 block of Hollyburne Avenue, including a man with a gun.

When police arrived, they found five to six people that matched the descriptions provided by the caller. Shots were fired at the officers and the people fled, Acker said.

Two people were immediately arrested, and one gun was recovered.

Officers set up a perimeter and called for backup. SWAT teams from Menlo Park, Redwood City and San Mateo County responded, as did the California Highway Patrol. They helped conduct yard searches, and four more suspects were arrested.

Police ask that any witnesses call the police department at 650-330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at 650-330-6395.

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Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

Dudes had some serious fire power. Where do they get that stuff?

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 19, 2011 at 9:52 am

I bet that all those guns were legally owned at some time. It is time to get better gun controls.

Where do criminals get their guns? From those who have legal ownership, by various methods.

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Posted by made in the USA
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:18 am

America still leads the world in quality handguns.

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Posted by Phl
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:22 am

More than happy to know that those responsible will be held accountable. Much respect to our law enforcement community for taking on these challenges, and that all returned home safely to their families.

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Posted by Cr
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:53 am

The problem is that these idiots will just get a slap on the wrist(less than 2 years in jail) and will be out to proceed with many murders and shooting that the cops interupted. LOCK THEM UP FOR A LONG TIME!!

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:16 am

So is Raymond Bradford related to the now deceased Brandon Bradford, the EPA resident who was just murdered days ago? I suspect that might be the case.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Community Center
on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:21 am

Yes, lock 'em up for a long time - where they will get 3 meals a day, health care, eye glasses, a free roof over their heads which is better than 50% of most Californians -
and a job making license plates. And within weeks they will be connected to the in-prison gang system directed by gang chiefs outside the prison. Probably via their own cell phones. Pathetic system.

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Posted by Gun owner
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm

That is suspicious, I have a feeling those are stolen weapons. At least the FNH 5.7 handgun, and the Olympic Arms AR15, are in the range of 900+. Not your typical moronic gangster weapons.

To who ever wanted to "create stricter gun control" up above! I suppose abortion, gay marriage, and medicinal marijuana usage should get hit 10 times harder, afterall if you going after a constitutional right with full force, what about those that arn't protected! Jeez... Next thing you know California is gonna be communist china.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Thank you police officers!
Three less on our streets.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I was awake the whole time this was happening and got absolutley no sleep.

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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Is that a trigger lock on that one pistol?

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Posted by Gun owner
a resident of another community
on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

I'm assuming your talking about the 1st picture? Thats a 1911, an American Icon. The "colt .45" Taken into battle by American GIs in both world wars, and still used by law enforcement officers today. (Interesting fact, the US military is considering using it once again, because the Italian made Berreta 92 or M9 lacks in power using only a 9mm projectile instead of the .45)

The trigger is flat, and pushes back instead of curved like most "other" type handguns, where it is a pull.

That could very well be a knock off though, if it is original that is a 1000+ handgun.

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Posted by Mr Fischer
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 20, 2011 at 1:07 am

For those that don"t know Menlo Park police have been on a rampage of citing those that they feel are dispensiple to our society , the newspaper they are the only ones that give direct names to thier criminal evaluations. I have learn to work with people despite of thier felonious behavior ,....MenloPark has no intention of working with our youth,..and none of them wantd to be a POLICE OFFICER",...No Programs ,Who is the chief of police????? He has been in office less than TWO YEARS,...MENLO POLICE is out of touch with our communities just ask any citizen on this topic,..immigrants cannot complain because they are very,...very nieve and fearful they cannot harm you unless we let them but you are against the help too. BECAUSE,... you are "NIEVE" too these young men shot at police becauuse they are tired of being disrespected by the police. I be back do not protect the corrupt,...unless you understand both sides of society. JESUS said,.."He whom is without sin cast the first stone",..Put UP or shut Up!!!!

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Posted by Phil
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

Once again, a multitude of respect and thanks to the men and women of law enforcement who have accepted this challenge. Believe me, although it may not feel that way all the time, but the vast majority of people truly appreciate and value what you do. We know who the good guys are, and who the bad guys are.

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Posted by kentuk
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Dec 20, 2011 at 3:41 pm

you cant have sinners running society. not in a religios sense, just cant have liars running society. it begins at home. most news is lies. show some truth to these kids and everone else.

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Posted by Gun owner
a resident of another community
on Dec 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Shooting at officers is never the answer, I was somewhat disappointed they did not turn this into an Oakland cop shooting event, and wipe these punks out. Afterall this is California, guns are evil, those that have them have to be terrorists, lets destroy them all.

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Posted by Distraught with the violence
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:53 pm

The violence that is continuously happening is crazy. I was born and raised in Menlo Park and these things just didnt happen. It seems that every time I turn around we are losing someone to gangs or just plain stupid violence. A plan needs to be put into place and fast. I ask this many of you are from Menlo Park? And how many are you are willing to come together and figure out as a community how to fix this and also how to put positive things in place for these young men and women coming up in this world? See were quick to point the finger about how this is due to gang violence, and this may very well be true, but how many of you are out in the community talking to these kids and encouraging to do better??? What happen to the village that used to help each other raise our kids? Take the time to think on that for a minute and see what you can come up with.

And to the person above....the gun type and quality is not a factor right now. The point is what these kids are able to so easily get a hold of. Figure that out instead of what War it was used in. Because right now in 2011, this is the War that we're fighting. I mean no disrespect at all but honestly it shows how much focus was on the actual problem.

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Posted by Gun owner
a resident of another community
on Dec 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm

The type of firearm and the cost makes a huge difference in how you "solve" the issue. The FBI statistics for many years has pointed out most homicides are committed with small caliber weapons (due to cost) and usually crappy imports, or saturday night specials made at home. I'm talking about the $100 dollar Hipoint .380s, 9mm, and .40s.

That collection of weapons is easily over $5,000 dollar retail. The FNH 5.7 and Olympic Arm AR15 are rightfully so, open to the public, but were developed for law enforcement usage in mind. How are these guys getting such pricey firearms? Someone needs to cut their allowance.

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