Menlo Park: Two of three suspects arrested after firing at police during pursuit

Third home-invasion suspect remains at large

Two suspects in a Fremont home invasion have been arrested after shooting at police during a pursuit that stretched across the Dumbarton Bridge into Menlo Park, while the third man evaded a search on Wednesday (April 29).

Haloti Lauese, 22, of East Palo Alto was booked into San Mateo County jail on three counts of attempted murder, three counts of shooting from a vehicle, recklessly evading the police, carrying a concealed gun and resisting police.

Shawn Thomas, a 21-year-old resident of Sunnyvale, was arrested and turned over to the Fremont Police Department, police said.

Although no officers were shot, the driver's side door of a Newark patrol car was hit by a bullet, according to the report. The officers did not return fire.

Fremont police had responded around 5 p.m. to a home invasion robbery on Fremont Boulevard, according to the report. A witness had provided the license plate number of a 1997 green Honda Civic that was later spotted by police officers, leading to a chase that extended from Newark into Menlo Park, according to police spokeswoman Nicole Acker.

Shooting at the officers, the suspects fled along Highway 84 before crossing the bridge. They then turned into the business park in the 1300 block of Willow Road in Menlo Park, where more shots were fired, police said. The vehicle pursuit ended around 5:28 p.m., with the suspects ditching the Honda near Willow Road to flee on foot.

Police set up a perimeter to aid the search for the third suspect. Last seen running east on Hamilton Court, he was described as a black male with a thin build, wearing dark pants and a light sweatshirt. His name has not yet been released.

Two guns were found, one by the suspects' vehicle, in front of 1374 Willow Road, and another along the path they fled on.

Police ask that anyone with information about this incident call (650) 330-6300 or the anonymous tip line at (650) 330-6395.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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Posted by Concerned
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Apr 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm

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