Menlo Park police took four people into custody Monday, Sept. 12, following a search of an East Palo Alto home that allegedly had firearms, narcotics, marijuana, counterfeit currency and fireworks.
Police said in a statement that officers spotted a "person of interest" — currently on parole and known from prior law enforcement action — sitting in a vehicle outside of a house on the 100 block of Donohoe Street on the morning of Sept. 12. Police said they were aware that one person in the home had an outstanding arrest warrant for weapons and narcotics-related offenses.
After the occupant of the vehicle entered the home, officers searched the residence and found firearms, narcotics, marijuana, counterfeit currency and fireworks, according to police. The person of interest was found hiding in the basement, and a "female juvenile runaway" in the home was found and reunited with her mother, police said.
Two East Palo Alto residents, ages 25 and 20, were arrested and booked into San Mateo County jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale; possession of marijuana for sale; possession of dangerous fireworks; possession of counterfeit items and conspiracy to commit a crime. A third resident, 29, was issued a citation for unlawful storage of firearms.
A 19-year-old transient was also arrested and booked into county jail for an outstanding warrant.
The 25-year-old man arrested in the incident is also facing seven outstanding arrest warrants, police said.
Motorcyclist hospitalized following accident in La Honda
A motorcycle accident in La Honda on Highway 84 and Hildebrand Road on Saturday, Sept. 10 sent a motorcyclist over the hillside, falling 100 feet down into a creek before rescue efforts began. The San Mateo County Fire Department and Cal Fire CZU used a rope rescue system to bring the victim up the hill.
The victim was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, and no updates were available on their condition.
Menlo Park resident arrested for child pornography
Menlo Park Police arrested 77-year-old Dennis Davis Terry in connection with an ongoing child pornography case.
In July, the Menlo Park Police Department Investigations Division received a tip from the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that led them to view Terry as a suspect. Terry was taken into custody Sept. 14 and served with three search warrants that led to the recovery of evidence, police said.
He was booked into San Mateo County Main Jail on suspicion of felony possession of obscene matter. Police said they are working to identify other individuals involved.
Sheriff's office investigating armed robbery on Sharon Road
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery and assault that occurred last week.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, at 8:10 p.m., deputies responded to the 2000 block of Sharon Road in unincorporated San Mateo County on a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.
Deputies said a man armed with a gun approached the victim, pointed it at the victim and demanded the victim hand over all of his personal belongings.
The suspect took the victim's wallet, cellphone, Rolex watch and keys.
The suspect then got into a light-colored SUV with another suspect inside and fled the scene.
Deputies identified the first suspect as an African American man wearing a red bandanna. There was another man in the vehicle, but no description was available.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.
—Bay City News Service