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Alleged car burglar busted in Menlo Park

Police arrest man after victim confronts suspect

A car's owner was surprised to see someone else rummaging through the vehicle on Thursday night. A scuffle ensued, followed by a manhunt capped off by an arrest.

Shortly after 9 p.m., the victim confronted the suspect and got shoved to the ground as the man fled. Minutes later Menlo Park Police Officer Brad Schuler spotted someone fitting the suspect's description.

Police delivered Gary Darnell, a 26-year-old resident of East Palo Alto, to county jail after discovering in his possession a controlled substance as well as numerous items allegedly stolen from other cars parked along the 300 block of Oak Court in Menlo Park.

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Posted by A Reader
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

It's be nice if they could add "Assault" to the list of crimes. Kind of like putting a cherry on an otherwise nice little treat.

Too often these punks get away with their crimes. It's nice that the (alleged) culprit was caught this time.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm

nice pinch Officer Schuler!


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Posted by To reader
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Oct 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

Whats robbery smart guy


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