Atherton police catch alleged burglars inside home


Atherton police responding to a call about an open door at a home on Mesa Court on Wednesday morning caught and arrested two alleged burglars.

Atherton police reported the two men had allegedly entered the home by breaking a side door lock to the garage and an interior door lock.

A vehicle containing items taken from the residence was inside the home's closed garage and items from the home were also found on the men, including personal checks, police said.

Jose Coria Calderon, 25, Redwood City and Richard Nicholson, 52, San Francisco were arrested and booked into the San Mateo County jail on residential burglary charges, police said.

Police said both men "have a long and extensive criminal history for theft and violent felonies."

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4 people like this
Posted by A happy camper
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 15, 2015 at 12:27 pm

I just LOVE it when guys like this get busted in the act. Now, if only the D.A. doesn't allow a plea deal...

2 people like this
Posted by Chance
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Jan 15, 2015 at 12:41 pm

I wonder what led the police to the house -- silent burglar alarm or a neighbor calling in?

1 person likes this
Posted by Westside Trucker
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 15, 2015 at 2:37 pm

What do you mean " alleged "? They broke into 2 doors and were in the house

2 people like this
Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jan 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

nothing is better than putting thieves in jail. Congrats APD

2 people like this
Posted by YAY
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Jan 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Great Job APD!!!
Now, if we can just keep them locked up so they don't keep doing it!!

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