Backpack leads police to alleged burglar


A teenage boy dropped a backpack, lost a shoe, and left behind the laptop he was allegedly trying to steal while fleeing from a Menlo Park home on Monday morning.

The home's resident surprised the boy by returning home to the 1100 block of Berkeley Avenue around 10 a.m. According to the police report, officers tracked the teen down with identification found in the backpack, and arrested him.

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Posted by Sarah
a resident of another community
on Apr 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

If the shoe fits.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Me thinks he should stay in school and get an education. A life of crime is not his calling. But then, it is stupied crooks who give the police something to laugh about as they proceed to but them in jail.

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