Almanac

News - May 25, 2011

Crime news: Menlo Park home invaded, victim assaulted

by Sandy Brundage

An early-morning call led Menlo Park police to the scene of a home invasion on Sunday in the 1000 block of Windermere Avenue.

The adult male victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries caused by an assault during the invasion, according to a police department press release.

One or more persons forced entry into the home and ransacked the place before fleeing, police said. The victim then called police around 7:30 a.m.

About an hour before the incident, residents of homes in the 600 block of Central Avenue and the 800 block of Laurel Avenue reported someone tried to break into their houses as well. Investigators don't know yet if the incidents are related.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Sgt. Tim Brackett or Detective Christine Powell at 330-6300.

Man robbed while sitting in parked car

Two men allegedly robbed an 18-year-old man who was sitting in his car at Grayson Court and Arnold Way around 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20.

One man punched him in the ear, while the other punched his face before stealing a wallet and cell phone, police said.

The duo fled in a 2006 Volvo, but didn't get very far. Based on the victim's description, Menlo Park police arrested Samson Ahokava, 19, and Navandeep Kang, 18, for robbery, assault, and conspiracy to commit a crime.

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