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Atherton: Man fires shot at car carrying his brother, sparking shelter-in-place order before he surrenders

Original post made on Feb 2, 2020

A man who allegedly fired at a car that carried his brother and three other people, including a child, in Atherton was arrested on Friday evening with the help of a hostage negotiation team, according to the police department.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:24 pm

Do you want to know this man’s name? I do.

Posted by gun noots
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:33 pm

A gun in the home is 11 times more likely to be used against someone in that family or home than in self-defense.

Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Feb 3, 2020 at 11:25 am

Editor's note: The Almanac's policy is to withhold the names of those arrested for most crimes until the District Attorney has determined there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case. See our guidelines here.

You reported David Bohannon was arrested twice, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe never filed charges in that case.

I've requested the booking photo from San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and PIO Rosemerry Blankswade,

Posted by Just askin'
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Feb 3, 2020 at 2:48 pm

I wonder how much of Atherton's property taxes go to support Menlo Park and Redwood City Police Departments?

It might seem callous to raise this question in such a context. Of course, I'd never advocate in the case of public safety, that first responders should ask the question of whether the residents calling for help are paying for the service. And I do understand the public safety ethos and agreements in place when it comes to policing.

But the apparent callousness behind the question is exactly the type of callousness undergirding Atherton City Council's study of their commitment to the Menlo Park Fire District, based upon a consultant's study that says they use a small amount of the services compared to what they pay in property taxes. Perhaps they should ask themselves if, to avoid hypocrisy, the converse would be fair -- that they don't get any more services for which they don't contribute (for example when Redwood City and Menlo Park police respond to assist Atherton Police in the case of an active shooter).

I don't see a single instance of Atherton Residents complaining that their police department was assisted here.

And of course not! Because smart civic-minded residents understand that such an attitude is the beginning of the end for the public good. I mean, why stop with the fire department. What about schools? What about roads? What about water lines that were just reinstalled throughout Atherton, but not certain newer neighborhoods where the freight of that cost was covered in the cost of the homes built, rather than through public taxes.

Next thing you know, the high-capital, high-income residents of Atherton will ask for a federal tax break disproportionate compared to middle-income earners because they pay "more than their fair share." (Oh wait, they got that already from Trump and a Republican Congress and now seem content with $1 trillion annual deficits.)

Just sayin'!

Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Feb 3, 2020 at 5:45 pm

I have Good News.


We do not have any booking photos in our system for a Michael Yang. That is the name of the man the Atherton Police department arrested on Spencer Lane, Atherton Jan. 31, 2020 and took to San Mateo County Jail. Attempted Murder You figure it out.

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Rosemerry Blankswade, Detective

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San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

650.363.4800 desk

650.421.1243 cell

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Feb 4, 2020 at 1:35 pm

People v. Chihhao Yang

Superior Court Case Number 20-SF-001810-A

Charges: Counts 1, 2,3 & $ 245(B) Felony Assault With A Semi-Automatic Firearm

Count 5 246 Felony Discharge of A Firearm At An Occupied Vehicle

He will be arraigned this afternoon at 1:30 in Dept. 25, Judge Joseph Scott in Courtroom 4-A (custody courtroom) 400 County Center Redwood City California.