Mother, daughter jailed after raucous traffic stop on Willow Road

Keilli Maxey, 24, of East Palo Alto charged with obstructing or resisting an officer, making terrorist threats

Following a raucous incident during a traffic stop on the 500 block of Willow Road on Saturday night, Feb. 27, two women -- a mother from Menlo Park and her daughter from East Palo Alto -- were booked into San Mateo County jail on charges associated with resisting arrest.

Keilli Maxey, 24, of East Palo Alto is in jail on a no-bail status and charged with obstructing or resisting an officer and making terrorist threats, according to the Menlo Park Police Department.

Maxey's mother, Lisa Marie MaxeyStribling of Menlo Park, 50, was booked and charged with obstructing or resisting an officer as well as battery on a police officer, police said.

The incident began after an officer pulled over a vehicle determined to be speeding and lacking a license plate, police said. The officer determined that the driver, Maxey, had an outstanding arrest warrant against her from the Livermore Police Department on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

Maxey allegedly pulled away while being handcuffed and attempted to kick officers, police said. Once handcuffed and in the rear of a patrol car, she allegedly screamed, threatened to "kill" an officer and tried, unsuccessfully, to kick out the side-rear windows of the car with both feet, police said.

Maxey also allegedly spat on an officer, leaving visible saliva stains on the officer's uniform.

MaxeyStribling, who police say also resisted arrest, allegedly punched an officer on the back with a closed fist, "causing a complaint of pain" from the officer, police said.

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5 people like this
Posted by Watch TV
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 2, 2016 at 8:32 am

Come on ladies, haven't you ever seen an episode of Cops? Clam up and getting bailed out is much cheaper than fighting the law in the middle of the street. The report fails to mention if alcohol was involved.

15 people like this
Posted by t
a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:20 am

I'm waiting for the first person to cry "racial profiling" in this arrest...

15 people like this
Posted by Shaking Head
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:44 am

I hope the judge throws the book at them, figuratively and literally. I am so tired of people disrespecting our law enforcement.

Two women NOT contributing to society. Thanks, Mom.

15 people like this
Posted by OMG
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:47 am

poster "t" says "I'm waiting for the first person to cry "racial profiling" in this arrest..."
Based on what is the poster thinking the race will be made an issue?
Does the poster have any fact as to the race of these people?
Or, is the poster doing "racial profiling" him/herself and assuming a certain race here?

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Posted by Shaking Head
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:57 am

@OMG: Overly PC. We all know that there have been instances where the citizens have not followed police officers' requests, resulting in escalation at the scene, then blaming the police. People need to just follow the police officers' orders.

6 people like this
Posted by NO Name
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 2, 2016 at 11:55 am

How long before the police will be put on paid leave for what they did...protecting themselves?
Two women who need to sit in jail for a couple of days, of course, nothing will happen to them except a lot of praise when they tell their neighbors!
Let's hope the same police never have to go to their front door to keep them from being beaten up by a boyfriend!
as someone else said JUST DO WHAT THE POLICE TELL YOU TO DO!
Discusting behavior!

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Posted by really?
a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm

And what about this: "... making terrorist threats."

I saw nothing in the article related to that. Seems like everything else was reported. Why not this? Or it that just hot air?

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Posted by DTN Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 2, 2016 at 1:37 pm

DTN Paul is a registered user.

@t, @Shaking Head, usually the way it works is that there is some racial profiling incident that happens, and then people complain about it. It's not clear that it happened, thus no one complained.

I'm explaining this somewhat obvious fact because based on your comments, I'm guessing you haven't been racially profiled, you and you can't quite imagine what it might be like to have it happen to you. Why else would you want to, entirely uncalled for, just strike out and diminish all claims of racial profiling? I dunno.

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