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FedEx driver arrested in connection with Atherton, Menlo Park burglaries

Police say driver is a convicted felon

A Hayward man and convicted felon working on contract as a FedEx driver was arrested by Menlo Park police May 23 in connection with three home burglaries during daylight hours -- two in Atherton and one in Menlo Park.

Kevin Baker, 57, was booked into San Mateo County jail on three counts of residential burglary, according to Menlo Park police.

Investigators said they believe he committed the burglaries while performing his job as a FedEx contract employee. All three burglaries occurred in May.

He was arrested at the FedEx facility in Newark as the result of a joint investigation by the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and FedEx security, Menlo Park police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said.

The residences were equipped with video surveillance cameras and every camera showed the same person, Ms. Acker said.

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The first Atherton burglary occurred on May 3 on Orchard Hills Drive at approximately 1:30 p.m., police said. The thief allegedly entered an upstairs bedroom and stole a laptop computer and charger for a total loss estimated at $1,529. The house was unlocked and unoccupied at the time, police said.

The second Atherton burglary occurred May 5 in the 200 block of Park Lane at approximately 1:20 p.m. In this case, the thief stole a wallet belonging to the resident. A passerby later found the wallet along Camino Al Lago in West Menlo Park with $40 missing.

The house was unlocked but occupied, police said. "Nothing was seen or heard at the time of the burglary," police said.

The Menlo Park burglary occurred May 17 in the 1100 block of Trinity Drive at approximately 7 p.m. The items stolen in this case were two tablet computers with an estimated value of $2,100.

Asked to comment on the case, FedEx replied with a statement: “FedEx Ground contracts for, and expects the highest levels of conduct from service providers and their employees. We are cooperating fully with the authorities as they conduct their investigation and will take the appropriate steps to address this matter.

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"Businesses providing service on behalf of FedEx Ground contractually agree to comply with all applicable employment laws related to their drivers. All individuals providing services on behalf of FedEx Ground undergo background checks that include a review of driving record and criminal history. We can confirm that this driver is no longer providing service on behalf (of) FedEx Ground."

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FedEx driver arrested in connection with Atherton, Menlo Park burglaries

Police say driver is a convicted felon

by Dave Boyce / Almanac

Uploaded: Wed, May 24, 2017, 11:27 am

A Hayward man and convicted felon working on contract as a FedEx driver was arrested by Menlo Park police May 23 in connection with three home burglaries during daylight hours -- two in Atherton and one in Menlo Park.

Kevin Baker, 57, was booked into San Mateo County jail on three counts of residential burglary, according to Menlo Park police.

Investigators said they believe he committed the burglaries while performing his job as a FedEx contract employee. All three burglaries occurred in May.

He was arrested at the FedEx facility in Newark as the result of a joint investigation by the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and FedEx security, Menlo Park police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said.

The residences were equipped with video surveillance cameras and every camera showed the same person, Ms. Acker said.

The first Atherton burglary occurred on May 3 on Orchard Hills Drive at approximately 1:30 p.m., police said. The thief allegedly entered an upstairs bedroom and stole a laptop computer and charger for a total loss estimated at $1,529. The house was unlocked and unoccupied at the time, police said.

The second Atherton burglary occurred May 5 in the 200 block of Park Lane at approximately 1:20 p.m. In this case, the thief stole a wallet belonging to the resident. A passerby later found the wallet along Camino Al Lago in West Menlo Park with $40 missing.

The house was unlocked but occupied, police said. "Nothing was seen or heard at the time of the burglary," police said.

The Menlo Park burglary occurred May 17 in the 1100 block of Trinity Drive at approximately 7 p.m. The items stolen in this case were two tablet computers with an estimated value of $2,100.

Asked to comment on the case, FedEx replied with a statement: “FedEx Ground contracts for, and expects the highest levels of conduct from service providers and their employees. We are cooperating fully with the authorities as they conduct their investigation and will take the appropriate steps to address this matter.

"Businesses providing service on behalf of FedEx Ground contractually agree to comply with all applicable employment laws related to their drivers. All individuals providing services on behalf of FedEx Ground undergo background checks that include a review of driving record and criminal history. We can confirm that this driver is no longer providing service on behalf (of) FedEx Ground."

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resident
Atherton: other
on May 24, 2017 at 11:49 am
resident, Atherton: other
on May 24, 2017 at 11:49 am

What did FedEx expect when they hired a convicted felon to drive around quiet neighborhoods unsupervised? Why did the background check fail?


MEMBERONE
Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm
MEMBERONE, Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Why did we not hear about these incidents, APD ?
We can't be on the lookout unless we're forewarned.


whatever
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm
whatever, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm

That's what happens when you contract out a major part of your business as FedEx does with FedEx Ground. You lose control of some of your standards.


Gertrude
Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 25, 2017 at 1:09 am
Gertrude, Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 25, 2017 at 1:09 am

About a week ago I was walking down my street close to 9 PM when a guy wearing a FedEx uniform walked past me on the sidewalk. It seemed odd that he was walking down the street in the dark without holding any packages or without a Fedex truck parked anywhere in site. He walked down a narrow pedestrian path that led to the Alley. I was going to follow him but he kind of gave me the creeps. I wonder if he was the guy who was caught. I hope his photo is posted.


Roberto
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on May 25, 2017 at 11:24 am
Roberto, Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on May 25, 2017 at 11:24 am

picture is here - NBC did a good report on this
Web Link


Gertrude
Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 25, 2017 at 3:13 pm
Gertrude, Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 25, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Thanks, Roberto. The guy I saw was caucasian. Maybe there are other FedEx burglars lurking about. Next time I'll call the police.


Menlo Voter.
Registered user
Menlo Park: other
on May 25, 2017 at 7:48 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
Registered user
on May 25, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Gertrude:

perhaps the person you saw was simply walking home from work at Fedex.


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