East Palo Alto teens arrested on suspicion of burglary

Alert neighbor notified police of suspicious activity

Two East Palo Alto teens were arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with at least one burglary in Menlo Park, police said.

Dispatchers received a call at 12:54 p.m. from an alert resident in the 1000 block of Oakland Avenue in Menlo Park.

The resident told dispatchers that two suspicious people were knocking on doors of homes, according to police.

One time the two teens knocked on the door of a home and quickly left after hearing a barking dog.

The two quickly left the area in a black Chevrolet Tahoe, police said. The resident was able to give police a security camera image of one of the teens and part of the license plate number of the Tahoe.

Detectives and police officers responded to the area and found the Tahoe unoccupied in the 1000 block of Del Norte Avenue, according to police.

The officers suspected the two teens might be in the area burglarizing a home so officers set up a perimeter to keep the teens from escaping.

Officers saw the two at 2:10 p.m. leaving the backyard of a home in the 1000 block of Tehama Avenue and detained them, police said.

A search of the homes in the 1000 block of Del Norte Avenue revealed that a home had been burglarized.

A search of nearby yards revealed hidden stolen property in several locations. The two teens were taken to juvenile hall and all of the property eventually returned to its owners, according to police.

Officers are looking into whether the teens were involved in other burglaries in the past several weeks in Menlo Park.

Anyone with more information about the burglary has been asked to call the Menlo Park Police Department at 650-330-6300 or the Police Department's tip line at 650-330-6395.


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Posted by MenloRez
a resident of Menlo Park
on Sep 4, 2016 at 8:27 am

City of Menlo Park originally reported, "The resident reported seeing two subjects described as Hispanic males in their 20s." But local papers are only reporting "two suspicious people".

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