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News - August 15, 2012

News briefs: Teen arrested for burglary

After receiving a phone call reporting a suspicious person strolling around a house on Oakhurst Place on Aug. 9, Menlo Park police decided to take a look.

They watched as a teenage boy wearing dark clothing and carrying a backpack emerged into the early afternoon sunshine from a yard further down the block. A check of the property revealed signs of a burglary, as did a search of the young man, who was allegedly found with a stolen iPhone, black Guess watch, and Apple earphones and charger, police said.

The 14-year-old East Palo Alto resident was booked into Hillcrest Juvenile Hall on suspicion of burglary, according to police.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding this case to call them at 330-6300.

— Sandy Brundage

Man sought for taking video of girl at park

A girl at Willow Oaks Park reported that a man was shooting video of her, according to Menlo Park police.

A warning circulating on a neighborhood email list said the man was near the playground and dog park around 11 a.m. on Aug. 6, and asked one girl where she lived, saying he was taking a video of her dog. The park is next to an elementary school at Willow Road and Coleman Avenue.

Officers searched for the cameraman, described as an older white man with gray hair, about 6 feet tall, weighting about 200 pounds, and wearing red-and-white knee socks, but didn't find him. The man reportedly left the park walking toward Willow Road, police spokesperson Nicole Acker said.

Anyone with information can call police at 330-6300.

— Sandy Brundage


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