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News - September 12, 2012

Three arrested in assaults on youths, bike theft

by Dave Boyce

Menlo Park police officers arrested three minors Aug. 31 and booked them into Hillcrest juvenile hall in San Mateo on robbery and assault charges. Police are looking for two more suspects in the assault on a boy and a girl and the theft of the boy's bike in the vicinity of the pedestrian/bicycle bridge at Ringwood Avenue and U.S. 101.

In the assault, the suspects allegedly punched and kicked the boy and punched the face a 15-year-old girl who attempted to intervene. The victims' injuries were not life threatening, police said. Police typically do not identify arrested minors.

Other arrests

On Sept. 1, Menlo Park police arrested and booked into the county jail Samuel Erichturner, 19, on charges in connection with a burglary of the Chevron gas station at El Camino Real and Oak Grove Avenue, police said.

Mr. Erichturner is accused of having forced his way into the locked business and causing about $1,000 in damages to several pieces of equipment. Police arrested Mr. Erichturner in the driveway of the gas station, police said, adding that he was in possession of 11 packs of cigarettes from the station.

On Sept. 3, a few doors down the street from the gas station at the Studio 1258 Hair Salon, there was an attempted burglary in which two double-pane glass windows were damaged. No one appeared to have entered the business or stolen anything, police said.

Thieves stole two locked bicycles, one valued at $2,000 and stolen from a bike rack on Monday, Sept. 3, in the 700 block of El Camino Real, and the other valued at $1,500 and stolen on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from outside an apartment complex in the 600 block of Roble Avenue, police said.