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Menlo Park home invaded, victim assaulted

Original post made on May 23, 2011

An early-morning call led Menlo Park police to the scene of a home invasion on Sunday in the 1000 block of Windermere Avenue.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 23, 2011, 11:25 AM

Comments (12)

Posted by Ceece, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on May 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Only answer the door through a locked screen door or something that won't allow entry unless you unlock it. Or use an intercom or something.

Posted by sadfsf, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm

this only gets reported because the perpetrator is suspected to be a minority.

stuff like this happens all the time in west menlo but when they are skateboarding white kids, the police just give them a lecture

Posted by POGO, a resident of Woodside: other
on May 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Yes, sadfsf, young, white skateboarders are constantly invading homes and knocking 88 year old men unconscious.

It's a totally under reported crime.

I suppose no one would dare enter your home. After all a "ripped" 180 pound woman lives there.

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 23, 2011 at 7:35 pm


that's three comments in a row from you blaming the victim or otherwise trying to make it sound somehow racist. [Portion removed; it's fine to challenge comments, but not to attack other posters]

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on May 23, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Yes, this was a terrifying crime & the 2 other attempts equally terrifying. I am so sorry that man was hurt - a horrible thing to do to an elder.

More than ever, makes me happy to have dogs - most people don't want to tangle w/dogs, so they avoid those houses.

Hey, sad, it doesn't matter what the race of the person kicking in the door, assaulting someone & ripping them off, or attempting to do that to others - crime is crime & needs to be reported as such. Please don't attempt to twist things that by themselves, are twisted enough.

Posted by Realist101, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm

This is exactly why the 2nd amendment is so important ...

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on May 24, 2011 at 12:02 am

Did anyone see the news report tonight that the assault victim is in ICU?

Posted by sad is wrong, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 24, 2011 at 7:24 am


The crimes were in West Menlo what are you talking about? Everything is reported go troll on another board. Its realy silly that your trying to stir it up what are u mad at?

Posted by POGO, a resident of Woodside: other
on May 24, 2011 at 7:49 am

And the links you provided do not link to crimes in West Menlo and downtown Menlo.

You're a fraud and, appropriately, sad. You, your ripped body and supermodel girlfriend need to get a life.

Posted by PJP, a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on May 24, 2011 at 8:24 am

This crime is very disturbing, and I hope the police catch the person who did this!!! People buy homes in Menlo Park parlty because of it's low crime rate. And for you people who are pissed because it is a minority who committed this crime...STOP YOUR CRYING! It is what it is...Period! [Portion deleted.]

Posted by sadfsf, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 24, 2011 at 9:37 am

your "nice quality of life" is an illusion. There is a lot of crime going on on west and downtown menlo. I was strolling along in sharon heights when this big SUV with white teens drove by, loud rock music blazing, shouted some expletives at me, and threw a bucket of chicken at me. Are these your children? There is also a bunch of internet tax evasion going on every day, and a lot criminal life-threatening behavior such as driving while talking on the cell phone, which ostensibly is viewed by the police as less harmful than "minority crimes" because its the sons and daughters of affluent constituents who do this. Hit and run with property damage happens all the time in downtown menlo, and there were 3 vehicle burglary incidents yesterday in broad daylight near downtown menlo! since when was downtown menlo safe?!??!?!

Posted by truth, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 24, 2011 at 10:40 am

I have been in Belle Haven quite a while now and the last thing we need to do is act like our crime problems are the same all over the city. We have much higher crime rates and much higher numbers of minorities and a much lower income level. Anyone trying to say this is a race issue is missing the point. This is an issue with income, parenting and schools.

Get your head right.

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