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News - December 12, 2012

Several gunshots, one arrest

by Sandy Brundage

Weekends in Menlo Park have not been peaceful as of late. The Belle Haven neighborhood endured yet another shooting — the sixteenth in the East Palo Alto and Menlo Park area during the past six months. But this time no one was injured beyond rattled nerves.

Menlo Park police arrested Geoffrey Smith, a 24-year-old Truckee resident, within hours of a shooting in the 1300 block of Windermere Avenue on Sunday, Dec. 9.

He allegedly fired several gunshots at the home, police said. Sgt. Tim Brackett issued a press release saying officers received a report of shots fired around 1:29 a.m. They found a 1992 gold Subaru fleeing the scene, and based on a description of the suspect and the car, arrested the driver, Sgt. Brackett said. A handgun was found in the Subaru.

According to police, Mr. Smith was embroiled in an argument with the victims over money. Investigators have concluded that the shooting was not connected to other recent incidents.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case to call Detective Christine Powell at 330-6300.


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