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Two-year investigation leads to 26 arrests

Original post made on Feb 9, 2012

==B Update:== Menlo Park police joined federal and local agencies in Operation Phallen Gardens, a task force investigation of drug suppliers and gangs, police announced Wednesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 5:38 PM

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 9, 2012 at 7:12 am

Interesting a two year investigation by the FBI and no one had heard about it and there was nothing in the news until now. Hmmm. Are you listening Bob?

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Posted by Some Guy
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:16 am

I don't think their operation would have gone as well if they were publicizing it.
Seems to me this kind of thing is good to keep under wraps until the investigation is concluded.
Good old Feinstein just about ruined the night stalker case back in the 80's with political grandstanding with facts and evidence in the case. Should have learned from that.

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Posted by Redfield Flash
a resident of another community
on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Let's see now......900 police officers executing 30 warrants. That's an average of 30 police officers per warrant leading to 27 arrests. I'm wondering if they put all those police officers on buses and took them to the arrest sites, or did they all come in individual police cruisers with thirty cars outside each location which would really crowd things up. Either way, I bet those twenty seven people felt very special. Just another example of the stupid money drain called a drug war.....

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Posted by Good News
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Some of the comments on these blogs are unbelievable. This is, No time nor interest in speculation on resources, how they were used, or interest in criticism of law enforcement. With such a tough job, this seems like a job well done...and expecting the public to be informed along the way is beyond idiotic.

Some of you are never happy...when crime occurs, it's an outrage; when it's curbed, the resources expended to curb it is an outrage.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Some Guy:

I know it wouldn't have gone as well if it was publicized. My comment was directed at "Bob" who seems to think becase we haven't heard anything about the FBI investigating some folks in Atherton and San Mateo County that means it can't possibly be happening. Obviously it can and no one will know about it until arrests are made.

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Posted by Fred
a resident of Atherton: other
on Feb 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Why do they let something fester to the point where it takes such a sensational event? Think of the neighbors who had to live with this activity for such a long time.

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Posted by MP
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Feb 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Congratulations and a huge THANK YOU to the local PDs and FBI!

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