Police arrested three men after an officer on patrol interrupted what appeared to be a burglary in progress on Dec. 7 at the construction site of the Menlo Gateway project on Constitution Drive in Menlo Park, according to Nicole Acker, spokeswoman for the Menlo Park Police Department.
Taken into custody on charges of burglary were Filimon Acosta Paredes, 26; Faustino Carrera Morales, 21; and Rafael Perez Mosqueda, 22, all of San Jose, police said. Charges against Mr. Carrera Morales and Mr. Perez Mosqueda included possession of burglary tools and delaying or resisting arrest, police said.
Around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, a police officer on patrol noticed a hole cut into a gate at 150 Constitution Drive, police said. (An office, parking and hotel complex is under construction at the site.)
After seeing the silhouette of someone running and attempting to hide, the officer called for reinforcements and set up a perimeter, police said.
Police captured the person seen in silhouette without incident. A search turned up two more suspects hiding in and around machinery and materials, also arrested without incident, police said.