Menlo Park: Police arrest man suspected of burglary near Nealon Park


Menlo Park police arrested a man last night (June 16) suspected of burglarizing a construction site on the 600 block of University Drive near Nealon Park.

Police responded shortly after 6 p.m. to a phone call from a resident who reported two possible burglars stealing materials from a construction site nearby, according to a press release.

Police responded and found a person standing at the entrance of the construction site, where a security gate had been cut.

They detained the man, and, upon checking the registration of the car he was associated with, found that the vehicle had been reported stolen from Santa Clara. The 34-year-old man was then arrested and booked into San Mateo County jail for possessing stolen property and burglary tools, and allegedly conducting a burglary and conspiring to commit a crime, according to police.

Police are still looking for a second suspect and are working to identify the person and get a warrant for his arrest. They do not believe he is still in the area.

Anyone who has information about the case or who witnessed the incident is asked to call the police department at (650) 330-6300 or the anonymous tip hotline at (650) 330-6395.

Go to the city's police news blog for more information.

Editor's note: It is The Almanac's policy to withhold the names of those arrested for most crimes until the District Attorney's Office has determined that there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case.


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