Two East Palo Alto men arrested in Menlo Park home burglary

Alert neighbors help catch suspects

As recommended by public safety advocates, residents of Lexington Drive in Menlo Park saw something on the morning of Monday, June 8, and then they said something.

A call to police resulted in the arrest of Christopher Sheard, 20, and Brandon Fields, 20, both of East Palo Alto, on charges of residential burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to Menlo Park police.

The incident began when two residents noticed a man loitering in the front yard of a neighbor who was known to be away from home, police said. When another man showed up and the two then went into the backyard of that neighbor's house, the residents called police.

Officers arrived and set up a perimeter around the house, actions that did not escape the attention of the two men inside the house, police said. They were ordered outside and were apprehended at the front door, police said.

The house had been ransacked, police said, and possessions allegedly belonging to the two men were found inside the house. A vehicle allegedly belonging to the two men was found nearby, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call Menlo Park police at 650-330-6300, or the anonymous tip hotline at 650-330-6395.

Dave Boyce


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

>> Christopher Sheard, 20, and Brandon Fields, 20

And what does the future look like for these losers and everyone else who comes in contact with them for the next 40-50 years? How much are they going to cost the rest of us, in money or tragedy as they play out the rest of their miserable existences?

Maybe it is time to get cost effective with social spending to get people to opt into the system instead of becoming liabilities. Tired of reading so often about these kind of crimes. But I am also tired of reading that a principal in Palo Alto is paid $150,000 plus his salary to leave.

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