Jury returns guilty verdict in Woodside burglary case


A jury has found Arizona resident Bradley Sullivan guilty of burglary and grand theft in the residential burglary of a Woodside home in 2012, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.

The verdict, reached Tuesday (July 20) in the courtroom of Judge Donald Ayoob after a five-day trial, comes a week after Mr. Sullivan's co-defendant in the case, Michael Hunter Wallen, pleaded no contest to burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen property in exchange for three years in state prison, prosecutors said.

The court dismissed a count of possession of stolen property against Mr. Sullivan, but determined that this case represented a second strike for him.

Mr. Sullivan, 52, is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 10, and Mr. Wallen on Aug. 7. Both men are in jail on $500,000 bail.

The two men flew to the Bay Area in March 2012 and, while here, allegedly burglarized an unoccupied Woodside home and stole jewelry with an estimated value of $30,000 to $50,000, prosecutors said.

A video recording from a neighbor's surveillance camera showed two men pulling up in front of the victims' home in a rental car and emerging from the car. One man walked up to the home while the other stayed behind to hide the car's license plate number, but not before the camera recorded it.

An investigation led detectives to the defendants' home in Glendale, Arizona. Detectives with a search warrant allegedly found jewelry matching descriptions of the jewelry stolen from the Woodside home, prosecutors said.

Dave Boyce

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Posted by Robert D.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:14 am

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Great job Detectives. The more that are in jail the better. Clearly they had motive to fly here and steal from a homeowner. In AZ we understand under Sheriff Joe why they would not, so hopefully they learned why not to do it here

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