Alleged bike thieves arrested with burglary tools Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:33 am
Two men who were arrested on El Camino Real for a bicycle theft last Thursday have been booked on an array of charges, including possession of burglary tools, Palo Alto police announced today, Oct. 30.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 29, 2012, 10:55 AM
Posted by resident, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm
The PAPD press release has much more details: Web Link
Apparently, the crooks were using cheap tools to crack cheap bike locks. All you bicycle owners, you need to know that cheap locks (all cables or non-hardened chains or non-hardened U-locks) are really easy to crack with cheap hand tools. Shame on stores that sell these cheap locks, which really just encourage bike theft.
Posted by PAPD Smells Like Grease, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm
Would like to say: shame on this poop police department for trying to discriminate against bicycle riders.
"Such behavior could include leaving bicycles on sidewalks or in driveways... or to open side yard gates."
Many people i know do this, including myself. This is ridiculous, police in this police state are trying to cause paranoia and influence the minds of so many easily manipulated people to get them to be their eyes. When a matter of fact they never "snitch" on themselves/colleagues for breaking the law or partaking in misconduct. What i want to also point out is that if people are just a little more careful about their assets, then the crime rate would plummet... Don't play into this tomfoolery, stand up for yourself and the rights of your fellow neighbors and citizens. A majority of police officers feel like they're above the law, and this NEEDS to be stopped. You have the right to film or take pictures of any police officers as you please, and if they try to stop you, take them to court for violating your 1st amendment rights. If you feel like the police will be getting a slap on the wrist for something they're in the wrong for, i encourage you to call/contact Palo Alto Internal Affairs:
Mr. Mike Gennaco
Mr. Robert Miller
Email: Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org View the Independent Police
I want people in Palo Alto to make sure the Police Department does NOT get a new multimillion dollar building, because somehow it'll happen behind our backs as the issue is pushed under the rug. WATCH THE POLICE.