Menlo Park resident calls cops; three teens nabbed on suspicion of multiple burglaries


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.

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Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Jul 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm

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Thanks to the resident who quickly called the cops, and thanks to the Menlo Park PD officers for their great work in arresting these young criminals.

Seems the criminals today are getting younger and younger. I often wonder if our schools offered a more creative way of teaching boring subjects such as history, math, science and English to middle- and high school kids, if the kids' energy and attention might then be directed in a manner where they would be making a positive difference in their communities instead of engaging in criminal behavior for which we taxpayers are footing the bill. That's something to think about, folks.

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Posted by concerned
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jul 8, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Go Menlo PD, good job and kudos to the alert resident for their prompt action..

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Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jul 8, 2015 at 7:03 pm

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Pearl -

As the number of criminals in our jails has increased, our crime rate has decreased.

I wonder if these two data points might be related?

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Posted by Stats
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Jul 10, 2015 at 1:09 am


Seems logical enough, but recent numbers show that states that REDUCED their imprisonment rates the most from 1994 onward have had the greatest REDUCTIONs in their violent crime rates.
Web Link

There are greater correlations between reductions in violent crime rate and reduced childhood exposure to lead paint, or to reductions in unwanted pregnancies due to Roe vs. Wade.

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Posted by Stats
a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Jul 10, 2015 at 1:17 am

Juvenile arrest rates have declined drastically since the mid-90s and are about where they were in the early 70s when I was a kid.
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Teenage pregnancies are also down, especially in Colorado where the state has instituted availability of long term birth control for every teenager on Medicare.
The trendline we should really worry about teenage obesity. Just saying we should focus on the real trends vs. our perceived trends.

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