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Five years, four months in state prison for Menlo Park, Atherton burglar

 

A 24-year-old Menlo Park resident, Porfirio Cruz Jimenez-Pimental, was sentenced on Aug. 12 to five years and fours months in state prison for two counts of residential burglary at homes in Atherton and Menlo Park.

According to Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti, Mr. Jimenez-Pimental pleaded guilty to two incidents: a residential burglary on James Avenue in Atherton on Thursday, Feb. 25, in which he took jewelry and laptops worth about $5,700; and an attempted burglary of jewelry valued at $5,000 from an occupied home on Valparaiso Avenue in Menlo Park on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Mr. Jimenez-Pimental was found by Menlo Park Police around 9:40 a.m. on Feb. 27 in the master bathroom of a 74-year-old woman's house on the 1200 block of Valparaiso. According to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, Mr. Jimenez-Pimental was in possession of jewelry valued at $5,000, a small amount of methamphetamine, a drug pipe and burglar tools.

The woman reportedly had seen Mr. Jimenez-Pimental walk past the window by the side of the house and heard scratching noises. She locked herself in the room and called 911.

When police arrived, they found a hole in the wood panel next to the rear sliding door of the house. They found the man inside the house shortly thereafter.

He resisted arrest and a sheriff's deputy's dog was used to bring him under control, according to prosecutors.

Mr. Jimenez-Pimental pleaded no contest to the burglary in June 2016 and was sentenced by Judge Elizabeth Lee.

He will also have to pay $470 in fines and receive genetic marker testing, meaning his DNA will be entered into a system that is used for tracking crimes, said Ms. Guidotti.

Comments

1 person likes this
Posted by Betty
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Aug 15, 2016 at 3:53 pm

That sounds like a realistic sentence for 2 burglaries. However, if he'd raped someone, he'd only have gotten 6 months, out in 3. Our values are skewed!


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 15, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

" However, if he'd raped someone, he'd only have gotten 6 months, out in 3."

Only if he was a college athlete with no prior convictions.


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Posted by Stop the Trolls
a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2016 at 7:56 pm

@Menlo Park: other -- That should read, "Only if he was a college athlete with no prior convictions *and goes before a judge that goes soft on sexual offenders*"


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:13 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

stop:

you're right


3 people like this
Posted by Stop the Trolls
a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm

"stop:

you're right"

*Jaw drops down to the floor*


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:31 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

*Jaw drops down to the floor*

every now and then a blind squirrel finds a nut. ;-)


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