Palo Alto police nab suspected package thief Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jan 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm
A Union City man who police said stole packages from homes in Palo Alto and San Jose in recent weeks was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a Midtown resident saw the man steal items off a neighbor's porch.
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Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jan 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm
Great Job Palo Alto PD ... that guy even looks like a creep. So bottom line ... if convicted how long of a vacation does the public get from this thug before we are subjected to more of his criminal genius?
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jan 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Oh, sorry for not thanking and congratulating the involved citizen, the resident on the 2600 block of Marshall Drive, who called the police and report this vermin! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING A GOOD CITIZEN!
Great job, who did as much as the police, and maybe more!
Posted by Steve C, a resident of Menlo Park, on Jan 7, 2013 at 10:57 am
Crystal and crack. Jails are full of addicts for whom these are the drugs that took them over. Unfortunately, in most cases, even prison doesn't break the cycle.
I wonder if he was using Craigslist or a fence to move the stolen goods? As good a job as the police and the citizen did here, it might have been even more fruitful to tail this guy for a while to see how he was moving the stolen goods.
We all need to look out for each other, as this clearly shows.
Posted by Felicity, a resident of Los Altos, on Jan 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm
And I will add my sadness at the fact that another life was ruined by meth. Drugs are dismantling society on so many levels....
Remember the guy who robbed Walgreens on University due to his oxycotin addiction? Addiction is not a choice but a biological consequence some people experience when they are exposed to addictive substances. That is why many of us cannot possibly understand why 'they just don't quit'; we do not have that gene. I am not condoning the behavior, I am just trying to point out that it is a conundrum for many of us as to how to have compassion for but not enable the person.