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Menlo Park: Police and FBI SWAT team raid home early this morning

Police from Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, in the company of an FBI SWAT team, conducted a search of an occupied home in the 1300 block of Sevier Avenue in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park at about 5 a.m. this morning (Sept. 15).

Menlo Park police had obtained a search warrant as part of an investigation involving firearms and criminal gang activity, according to a statement from the Menlo Park Police Department.

Several of the people inside the home at the time of the raid were detained during the search. Police released all but one person, who was being interviewed, police said.

The search turned up code violations, including improperly converted living spaces, kitchens and bathrooms, and modifications to natural gas and electrical lines, "an extremely unsafe condition," police said.

After further investigation by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the city building inspector, the home was declared unsafe for habitation and tagged, police said.

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Menlo Park: Police and FBI SWAT team raid home early this morning

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Police from Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, in the company of an FBI SWAT team, conducted a search of an occupied home in the 1300 block of Sevier Avenue in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park at about 5 a.m. this morning (Sept. 15).

Menlo Park police had obtained a search warrant as part of an investigation involving firearms and criminal gang activity, according to a statement from the Menlo Park Police Department.

Several of the people inside the home at the time of the raid were detained during the search. Police released all but one person, who was being interviewed, police said.

The search turned up code violations, including improperly converted living spaces, kitchens and bathrooms, and modifications to natural gas and electrical lines, "an extremely unsafe condition," police said.

After further investigation by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the city building inspector, the home was declared unsafe for habitation and tagged, police said.

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Comments

Sybille
Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm
Sybille, Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm
5 people like this

5 pm this morning: what time was that???


Ha-Ha
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:17 pm
Ha-Ha, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:17 pm
2 people like this

LOL - Sybille. 5 p.m.- in moon time.


SteveC
Registered user
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm
SteveC, Menlo Park: Downtown
Registered user
on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm
2 people like this

lol, somebody doesn't know the difference


Downtowner
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm
Downtowner, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm
4 people like this

Please keep going. This is the tip of an iceberg.


Dave Boyce
Registered user
Almanac staff writer
on Sep 15, 2016 at 3:17 pm
Dave Boyce, Almanac staff writer
Registered user
on Sep 15, 2016 at 3:17 pm
2 people like this

The error in the time of day of this police action -- 5 a.m. instead of 5 p.m. -- has been corrected.

Thanks for the alert reading.


Hmmm
another community
on Sep 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm
Hmmm, another community
on Sep 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm
4 people like this

Why was FBI SWAT involved?


Bell Haven Resident
Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Sep 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm
Bell Haven Resident, Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Sep 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm
2 people like this

There are many houses in Belle Haven that do not follow the code. Many many houses have converted garages and have way too many people living in there. We definitely need to do something about it, especially to those houses that are dangerous to live in. Please keep going and make this neighborhood nicer.


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