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Empty Amazon boxes addressed to Menlo Park residents found in San Jose


Dozens of empty Amazon shipping boxes, many of which were addressed to Menlo Park residents, have been found in East San Jose, according to San Jose Police Department spokeswoman Gina Tepoorten.

Police received a call from neighbors near the intersection of Beaver Creek Way and Mossdale Way in San Jose on Dec. 1 and 2 about the boxes, which were dumped on the neighboring Penitencia Creek Trail, Tepoorten said.

She added that police have no idea how the boxes got there, and no suspects in the case have been identified.

Menlo Park Police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said her department hadn't received any reports of missing Amazon orders as of Thursday afternoon (Dec. 5).


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2 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 6, 2019 at 2:53 pm

I have been contacting Amazon directly whenever a package is missing and they take care of it for me. Should I call the police, too?

1 person likes this
Posted by SuzBuerch
a resident of another community
on Dec 9, 2019 at 1:12 pm

As a resident of North Fair Oaks, I have to say that it would be excellent if a Menlo Park City employee would refer reporters to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department for comment. There has been a HUGE uptick in packages stolen from porches in our area since before Thanksgiving. Our address is Menlo Park, too, as are many in the nearby unincorporated areas! Could help solve the case ......

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