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Police make arrest after manhunt in Midtown

Original post made on Dec 2, 2011

Palo Alto police used four K-9 units -- including one from Los Altos and one from Sunnyvale -- to apprehend a man who had allegedly violated a restraining order and threatened a woman in Midtown Palo Alto Thursday night, police said.

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Posted by YSK
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 2, 2011 at 9:04 am

Thank you Palo Alto PD for being one of the first departments who took domestic violence seriously.

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Posted by sueppr
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 2, 2011 at 10:38 am

I agree! Thank you!!

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Posted by K9 groupie
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2011 at 10:58 am

"Walker suffered minor injuries and was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose after getting medical treatment."

Hmm, dog must have shown admirable bite inhibition.

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Posted by Book-em-Danno!
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 2, 2011 at 11:07 am

With all of the outstanding warrants, why hadn't the EPA Police already apprehended this young man, and had him securely in the "slammer"?

The only place for people like this is under lock and key. It's a shame that some defense lawyer will end up bilking the tax payers thousands of dollars to get this man off--ensuring that his "rights" are not violated.

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 2, 2011 at 11:14 am

I too appreciate the response from the police in this case (which may or may not, as I read it, involve domestic violence; e.g., it could have been job related).


I live very close to where this happened and saw the police cars all around the area. There was an officer at the corner of Kipling and El Dorado as I passed, so I stopped and asked what was happening. The officer, politely enough, said just "I'm just doing my job" and motioned me to move along. I would have appreciated more: "stay in your house, make sure your doors are locked, report anything suspicious immediately" -- that sort of thing would have been helpful. The suspect could literally have been in my back yard.

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Posted by Cowper resident
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I live in Midtown as well. During the incident, a police officer came to my door, told me they were searching for a suspect who might be in the area, and asked me to stay inside my house. He was extremely polite, despite what must have been an extremely chaotic few hours.

Thank you, Palo Alto police, for doing a great job protecting our community!

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Posted by To Book-em-Danno
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Dec 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm

There are many, many "young men" with multiple warrants. Police do not have the resources to track them down, and there are not enough jail cells to house them. Sad, but true.

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Posted by HawkeyePierce
a resident of Stanford
on Dec 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Not to mention, Book Em, that EPA PD may not have been able to locate him - knowing that he was wanted, he have been laying low.

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Posted by plent
a resident of Green Acres
on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

they have plenty of time to harass the wrong people, thoughy. thats why you have so much crime. theyre only looking for people who are politically or racially different.

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Posted by church lady
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Dec 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I appreciate the use of police dogs, and the fine work of the officers that supervise them.

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Posted by ChrisC
a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Adding my thanks to Palo Alto PD.

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Posted by DDee
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I join in celebrating the quick and efficient action taken by our local police units to protect this woman... and, as it turns out, protect a much larger slice of society as well.

Now, I ask my fellow Palo Altans... which of these noble public servants --- who risked their lives last night saving ours (they had no certainty that the perp was not packing and violent) --- does not deserve a decent salary, benefits and a retirement guarantee that can't be pissed away by mismanagement elsewhere or by Wall Street shinanigans? I ask because just a couple of months ago, the overwhelming opinion in these comment sections was that our public servants are lazy and coddled and should be replaced with "for hire" private services.
I obviously disagree with that opinion, and the kind of voting that followed in its wake this past election, so once again, I marvel at our town's split personality when it comes to people who work for us.
$100+K for some new town superviser or consultant, but that same or similar amount for a cop or fireman, never! (That is, until it's your skin they are pulling out of the fire!)
Oh upper-middle America, so arrogant in our cluelessness!

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Posted by update
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Dec 2, 2011 at 9:21 pm

The alleged criminal was a Tinsley student and graduated from Palo Alto High School in 2010.

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Posted by true
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

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Posted by Gunn Mom
a resident of Gunn High School
on Dec 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Was this the same Tyrell Walker that played football for Paly and graduated in 2010?
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Posted by fo sho
a resident of Barron Park School
on Dec 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

palo cops are going after black men who arent criminals. theyre trying to eliminate people from society! thats nazism! alert aram james. theyre getting worse than lynn johnson, thyre not just stopping to ''get to know you'', theyre dragging you off the street for questioning! what is up with that??

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Posted by Two cents
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I guess fo sho missed the part about how this suspect had warrants and committed a bunch of new crimes that day. He was a criminal and the cops were doing exactly what they are supposed to do which is arrest criminals.

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Posted by Conspiracy Keanu
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Dec 6, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I went to school with this kid. It seems like every year I see an article about someone who was in my graduating class put in jail. First Jeremy Scano, now Walker. Makes me sick.

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Posted by KarenM
a resident of Palo Verde
on Dec 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm

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Posted by laurenw
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Feb 4, 2014 at 1:24 am

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