Four arrested after thefts from nonprofit

The suspects range from age 12 to 16

Four boys were arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of stealing computer and electronic equipment from a nonprofit in Redwood City that mentors youth and is designed to keep young people out of trouble.

The Friends for Youth Mentoring Institute, located at 1741 Broadway, was burglarized on July 28, Redwood City police Sgt. Sean Hart said.

The suspects pried open a rear door, entered the building, stole the equipment and left undetected, he said.

A follow-up investigation identified four suspects who ranged from 12 years old to 16 years old, Sgt. Hart said. The names of the suspects, who are from Redwood City and unincorporated Redwood City, are not being released because they are juveniles.

All four were arrested around 3 p.m. Wednesday. After a search of their homes, most of the stolen property was recovered.

Sgt. Hart said that none of the boys was affiliated with the mentor program or Friends for Youth, "but they probably need to be."

Anyone with additional information about the burglary is encouraged to call Redwood City police at (650) 780-7697.


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Posted by BoarderMom
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Aug 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Dear Editor:

I continue to be confused as to the Almanac's covering negative news stories related to Redwood City, but refusing to cover positive news stories also related to Redwood City or Sequoia High School. Why publish negative articles about the boys at Kennedy Middle School, but then refuse to cover Sequoia HS' winning football season last Fall, its 2011 graduates attending Stanford, Yale, and other Ivy leagues or many of the other positive things that are happening at Sequoia? The school is enjoying its largest enrollment since the 1970's or 80's, with many kids coming from the Roy Cloud/Emerald Hills area, and yet the Almanac appears to ignore its existence.

The only answer I can come up with is that the worse Redwood City looks, the better Menlo Park and Atherton will look in comparison.

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