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On June 26, 2018, at approximately 1:30 p.m. the Menlo Park Police Patrol Division and Investigations Unit responded to a call of numerous subjects attempting to steal Facebook property. When officers arrived, five subjects fled from officers, but were quickly apprehended. During the contact, a loaded semi-automatic firearm belonging to the group was located. Three male juveniles and two adult males were arrested and taken to the Menlo Park Police Department for additional questioning.
During the investigation, Police learned that three of the five subjects were connected to several other felony crimes in the City of Menlo Park, felony vandalism (Case #18-1526) where a firearm was brandished and a felony burglary/home invasion (Case #18-1554) where a firearm was mentioned.
The three juveniles were later released to their parents and the adults were released pending charges with the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. This is an ongoing investigation.
The Menlo Park Police Department is asking anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact Detective Sergeant Ed Soares or the Anonymous Tip Hotline at 650-330-6395.