No charges against Menlo Park developer David Bohannon in domestic dispute


No charges will be filed against Menlo Park developer David Bohannon in connection with an Oct. 12 domestic dispute, according to Karen Guidotti, chief deputy of the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Mr. Bohannon called the police that night and was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault, Menlo Park police reported.

David Bohannon
Ms. Guidotti said Mr. Bohannon and his wife had separated and were living separately when Mr. Bohannon allegedly returned to the home the couple had previously shared to search for "a fairly valuable vase."

He found the vase to be missing and attempted to take a painting from the house, Ms. Guidotti said. His wife tried to physically stop him from leaving the house, and Mr. Bohannon pushed her away, which resulted in "superficial scratches," the prosecutor said.

"We chose not to press charges because it wasn't a matter of him intentionally striking a blow at her," she said.

The painting was damaged in the fight, she said.

Mr. Bohannon is president and CEO of the development company David D. Bohannon Organization. The company is currently overseeing the construction of a complex in eastern Menlo Park that comprises a 250-room, 11-story hotel, an eight-story office building, a parking structure and a fitness facility.

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3 people like this
Posted by Nice
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Nov 17, 2016 at 6:56 am

Justice prevails again!

5 people like this
Posted by Chance
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Unhappy rich people.

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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

a person who doesn't know the law. Remember, beyond a reasonable doubt. Women can be the cause of the incident. It isn't always the man.

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 17, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.


You are absolutely right. Having spent years in law enforcement I can say with authority that it isn't always men that are the abusers. Women are frequently abusive towards men. Most men don't want to report it or acknowledge it because it isn't "manly."

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Nov 18, 2016 at 8:13 pm

This article fails to mention the 2nd arrest for violating the Restraining Order.

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