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Menlo Park: Man who backed truck into Mike's Camera sentenced to prison

 

Joshua Lincoln Nelson, a Daly City man who pleaded no contest to a burglary charge in connection with a dramatic 2015 break-in at Mike's Camera on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park, was sentenced Monday (May 23) to 16 months in prison.

He will serve his sentence consecutively with a six-year sentence he is already serving from a Santa Clara County case, prosecutors said.

Mr. Nelson, 47, remains in jail on a bail of $125,000, prosecutors said.

The incident at the camera shop began around 5 a.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015, when a witness called police to report that a pickup truck backed into a glass door at the rear of shop at 715 Santa Cruz Ave.

Police were on the scene 40 seconds later and an officer saw a man climbing over a broken security gate and trying to enter the store, prosecutors said. The man tried to run off, but stopped when threatened with a Taser, prosecutors said. He was captured and arrested.

Police found bolt cutters near the door. Police searched for a female accomplice, said to be inside the store, but did not find her.

Damages to the store included the door, a security fence and a planter, losses that added up to about $9,000, prosecutors said. Nothing was taken from the store, but the truck used in the incident had been stolen from ZipCar in San Francisco, prosecutors said.

— Dave Boyce

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