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Woodside: Arizona men charged in burglary

Two Arizona men flew to the Bay Area for a brief stay in March 2012 and, while here, burglarized an unoccupied Woodside home of jewelry with an estimated value of $30,000 to $50,000, prosecutors said.

Bradley Sullivan, 51, and Michael Hunter Wallen, 48, both from Glendale, Arizona, are charged with burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen property, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said. Both men pleaded not guilty and are in custody on $500,000 bail.

"The defendants had flown to (the) Bay Area from Arizona to burglarize residences and somehow found the victims' home," District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said in a report.

A video recording from a neighbor's surveillance camera shows the two men pulling up in front of the victims' home in a rental car and emerging from the car, prosecutors said. One man walked up to the home while the other stayed behind to hide the car's license plate number, but not before the surveillance camera sees it, prosecutors said.

The investigation led detectives to the defendants' home in Glendale, Arizona, where they acquired a search warrant and allegedly found jewelry matching descriptions of the jewelry stolen from the Woodside home, prosecutors said.

The men were arraigned in March 2014 and the case is set to go to a jury trial at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22.

Dave Boyce

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Posted by Calendar Guy
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jul 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm

This happened over two years ago and is just now being reported? These two guys flew up here from Arizona, rented a car and drove to the destination house to rob it. Could this be an "inside job"? Seems there's a lot more to tell than has been revealed. Will be an interesting trial!


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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Did they fly all this way to rob only one house? How about posting their mug shots to see if anyone else recognizes them?

I agree that there is a good story in the 2 year gap between the burglary and the arrests. Why is that not being told?


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Posted by conspiracy
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jul 31, 2014 at 10:22 am

Calendar Guy & resident... re: your questions

It's a conspiracy!

IMPEACH!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted by Gypsy
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Aug 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

What a joke! The truth will come out. What a waste of tax payer money.


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