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Menlo Park: Three arrests tied to drive-by shootings

Original post made on Nov 29, 2013

Police made three arrests on Wednesday evening (Nov. 27) in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park in connection with four drive-by shooting incidents in Belle Haven and East Palo Alto: one earlier in the day, two within the past week, and one in August.

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Posted by Menlo Parker, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Here's the problem....if police have casings from each of the incidents...then they were fired by semi automatic handguns NOT revolvers.......all three handguns seized were revolvers (which keep spent casing inside the revolving chambers), so it means these guys are INNOCENT, unless the police can find 3 semi auto handguns in their possession

Posted by neighbor, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm

"The youths were booked into the juvenile hall at the Youth Services Center in San Mateo on charges of being in possession of a concealed firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public and possession of ammunition by a minor, police said." That charge will probably be an open and shut case.

For the past shootings, it seems different weapons were used. Even if they can't find those weapons, depending on the quality of the video, it may be possible to convict.

Even if they don't convict on that matter - these youth appear to be on the wrong path. There's no reason why they can't turn their lives around.

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 30, 2013 at 8:28 am

Menlo Parker:

spent casings can be expelled from a revolver. One opens the cylinder, pushes the cylinder rod and presto! spent casings. Since the police didn't identify what type of spent casings they have from the previous shootings you have no idea as to whether those arrested are innocent or not.

Posted by GimmeaBreak, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Nov 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Its all FAKE...who is trying to prove a point! All shootings are without cause and blind...
I agree with Menlo Parker...they are probably INNOCENT of this crime.

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm


please enlighten us as to any factual information indicating the arrestees are not guilty? We wait with baited breath.

Posted by DR Boucher, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Dec 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Guilty until proven Innocent, Menlo Voter.

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Dr Boucher:

not guilty until proven guilty. That's a far cry from "innocent."

Posted by SteveC, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

The Jr. lawyers are hard at work. Shooting off their mouths about which they know nothing about. Keep it up guys.

Posted by WHAT??, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

the projectile itself has barrel markings that CAN possibly be matched to other cases even if there are no casings found as such used in a revolver. U mean carrying a 357 under the driver seat is insufficient evidence of carrying a concealed weapon? The other weapons just happen to be in the car? Then for sure everyone in EPA can carry a weapon and know that they will not be charged. No wonder there are so many unsolved murders in EPA.