Teen arrested after East Palo Alto school burglary

Laptops, iPads stolen from Brentwood Oaks School on June 6

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a June 6 burglary and vandalism at Brentwood Oaks School, East Palo Alto police said.

Staff arriving in the morning at the 2086 Clarke Ave. campus discovered that several classrooms had been burglarized and vandalized, police said. The burglar or burglars stole several Apple iPads and laptop computers valued at more than $4,600 from the classrooms and vandalized several rooms by breaking windows before leaving the school undetected, Commander Jeff Liu said. Police have not yet estimated the cost of the classroom damage, Liu added.

East Palo Alto police officers on routine patrol on June 13 contacted a group of juveniles on an access road behind 1771 E. Bayshore Road. A 15-year-old male was allegedly in possession of an iPad that police determined was stolen during the school burglary.

Officers also conducted a thorough search of the school campus for other iPads and laptop computers. They discovered three more laptop computers and two iPad Minis concealed in an inaccessible area of the school campus. Police seized the electronic items, processed them for evidence and returned them to Brentwood Oaks School staff. The teen was arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property and was booked into a San Mateo County youth detention facility.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the East Palo Alto Police Department by sending an anonymous email to or an anonymous text or voice mail to 650-409-6792.


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2 people like this
Posted by East of 101
a resident of Menlo Park
on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:01 am

This is why parents should be allowed to discipline their children! Yet when we do law enforcement wants to penalize the parents! I hope that the parents come down hard on these teens because if they don't the criminal system will and that doesn't lead to a bright future or a good life!

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