Press releases and Police Daily Log

Most police activity is public record. California law permits and requires the release of most police activity to the public. Under the public records law, we are required to make information available about incidents occurring in Menlo Park. This includes the type of crime, general locations, and names of people arrested for alleged crimes. Daily police logs do not list all routine calls for police service, or routine items such as traffic stops, medical calls, alarm calls, or noise complaints. All daily log content posted on this site is screened and edited. Some information cannot be released in daily logs:
  • Names of juveniles, crime victims, or suspects in certain crimes
  • Addresses of the incident or involved parties
  • Details of some incidents, like domestic violence, and cases under investigation
News releases are written and released as incidents involving major crimes, bulletins about wanted suspects, and items of general community interest occurring in Menlo Park. We recognize that media representatives have deadlines, and we will do what we can to assist in meeting them. A media release may be emailed directly to local media contacts and/or posted as soon as possible after an incident. Media releases may include the names, ages and cities of criminal suspects or victims, photos, places involved and details about the incident or officers involved.
  1. Police employees to explore the benefits of mindfulness training

    In June of 2016, through the City Manager’s Office, Mayor Kirsten Keith (then Vice Mayor) and Chief Bob Jonsen met to discuss the value of Mindfulness training for law enforcement in light of recent national discussions Read on...
  2. Stolen Vehicle Arrest

    On January 13, 2017, at approximately 10:06 PM, a Menlo Park Police officer observed a red Prius in the area of Euclid and O’Connor in East Palo Alto. Read on...
  3. Mayor and Police to hold community meeting to discuss residential burglaries

    Due to a recent residential burglaries, there will be a community meeting on Jan. 11, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the Laurel School Upper Campus, 275 Elliott Drive. Read on...
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Our logs list all police reports including:
  • Accidents
  • Arrests
  • Crime and incident report numbers
  • General information reports
See our Glossary of Terms for helpful information on how to read these logs.