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
At 11:20 a.m. on October 2, 2019, Menlo Park Police officers responded to the area of Bayfront Expressway and University Avenue on the report of a male subject armed with an ax and a knife who threatened CalTrans workers Read on...
On September 19, 2019, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Menlo Park Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting an adult male subject who had jumped off the 4th floor of a building in the 100 block of Jefferson Drive. Read on...