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Attempted kidnapping near Menlo-Atherton High School

Original post made on Jul 15, 2007

A 16-year-old girl walking home from Menlo-Atherton High School was the target of an attempted kidnapping on July 10, Menlo Park police said. A man driving a white pick-up truck followed the girl and reportedly tried to lure her into his vehicle near the intersection of Ringwood Avenue and Oakwood Drive at 3:15 p.m.

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Posted by in the blink of a n...?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2007 at 11:12 am

why was an attepted kidnapping that occurred on July 10th not posted online until July 14? It was posted to your Almanac website on Fri the 13th, still 3 days after incident occurred.

Seems strange that in today's electronic day and age the public isn't alerted to an incident such as this within the hour.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 15, 2007 at 3:48 pm

Time to put 4-way vidiocams at every major intersection to tape all traffic.


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Posted by jim ortega
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 15, 2007 at 10:51 pm

Time to sequester hispanics as they cross 101 into Menlo Park and Palo Alto.


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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Jul 16, 2007 at 3:31 pm

Nora Charles is a registered user.

I agree with Walter Wallis. We should follow London's lead and put cameras in crucial areas throughout the city. Those innocently going about their business shouldn't mind being taped if it means criminals can be identified and arrested.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2007 at 3:33 pm

I knew that there were some who agreed with me on this subject!!


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