A call to police from an alert Menlo Park resident who spotted three people ransacking his car on Stanford Avenue in the early hours of Tuesday, July 7, led police to arrest three teens two females and a male on suspicion of multiple burglaries in Menlo Park.
After the resident placed the call at around 3 a.m., police found three young people matching their description near the intersection of Lemon Street and Santa Cruz Avenue.
Officers searched the teens and found property owned by the resident in addition to items that are believed to have come from another victim's home, police said.
Officers also searched a suspect's car parked several blocks away and recovered a stolen wallet and an iPad from another nearby address, according to police.
As the officers were investigating the third alleged theft, they found another vehicle in the area that had been ransacked, police said.
A 17-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy and booked into county juvenile hall, according to police.
Santa Rosa residents Bradley Askew, 19, and Sierra Martinez, 18, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy, police said. Mr. Askew was also booked on suspicion of possessing stolen property.
Anyone with information on the alleged thefts or suspects is asked to call Menlo Park police at (650) 330-6300 or an anonymous tip hotline at (650) 330-6395.