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Prowler eludes police in Duveneck manhunt

Original post made on Oct 9, 2012

A prowler in the backyard of a home on Tulip Lane eluded Palo Alto police on Tuesday after a homeowner spotted him hopping a fence in her backyard, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 5:02 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by resident, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Skinny young white man with light hair sounds like that artist sketch that the police are circulating. Hope the police can catch this serial criminal quickly. Everyone please look at that sketch again and call the police if you know any potential suspects: Web Link

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Probably that ex-cop, now felon, who lived on Tulip.

Posted by Jan H., a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Was that ex-cop a skinny blonde dude? Could this be why a helicopter hovered over Palo Alto for an hour, late this afternoon?

Posted by Who, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Who is the x-cop now felon from tulip? What did he do?

Posted by Data hound, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 10, 2012 at 5:31 am

Will the police post the map online?

Posted by Mr.Recycle, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

They have been keeping the residential burglary map up on the department website. It hasn't been updated in a couple weeks (and sad that it needs multiple updates).

Web Link

FYI- the link to the pdf doesn't work for me in chrome, but does work in other browsers.

Posted by Lindsey, a resident of Community Center
on Oct 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

Another reason to have protection (i.e dogs and alarm system with camera surveillance). Very very scary about all these burglaries.

Posted by marilyn messer, a resident of Community Center
on Oct 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I think the people in the community center should get together to plan how we can help one another.

Marilyn 325-4520

Posted by Jane, a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I know several people who have had their homes burglarized. All of them had burglar alarms that were turned on. But the burglar alarms didn't help. The criminals get in and out of the house so fast that the alarms are of little value. And the police never catch the crooks. What should we do, short of having a barking German Shepard living in our backyards? Any advice would be appreciated.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Have an alarm that barks like a German Shepherd!

Posted by AMR, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm

The other thing that's happening all over the place is cars being broken into by smashing the front window and stealing anything that looks like a laptop. My son's car got the treatment even though his case had nothing but sheet music in it, the burglar, I'm sure, thought it was a laptop and threw all the music in the street and took off with the briefcase. Don't leave things like that in the car. Too much of a target!

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