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Palo Alto home burglaries spike again

Original post made on Aug 5, 2013

Six residential burglaries in six days have prompted Palo Alto police to warn residents to be vigilant and lock their windows and doors.
• [Web Link View a map of recent burglaries]

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 5, 2013, 4:55 PM

Comments (19)

Posted by Wondering?, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm

> The burglars were believed to be on bicycles and scooters, he said.

And what evidence does the police have to make this claim?


Posted by parent, a resident of College Terrace
on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Of course, bicycles are the cause of all of Palo Alto's problems.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

That has to be the slowest map (of July/Aug) burglaries. I gave up but there can't be more than two dozen data points. Could the Palo Alto police use Google Maps or some other web system?


Posted by Jenny, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 5, 2013 at 9:04 pm

If you see two people riding on one bike - and later you see those two on two bikes, call the PAPD!! Also watch for possible suspects who have a gunny sack or other carry item...and especially if the bag looks as if it has something in it.


Posted by me, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 6, 2013 at 1:56 am

If you see someone on a bike, with a backpack... RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!!!


Posted by AllYouCanEat, a resident of Mountain View
on Aug 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

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Posted by uptodate, a resident of Menlo Park
on Aug 6, 2013 at 11:02 am

To Anonymous from Another Palo Alto Neighborhood:

If your computer cannot load that map, maybe you are missing some application. Mine opened in a second or less. It is a .pdf document. Can you open other .pdf documents? Do you have Adobe Reader? If not, then no wonder. Or maybe you don't have enough memory or you have a very old computer.


Posted by Need Fresh Air though, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 6, 2013 at 11:23 am

bad if you get into 2nd floor!
How do we get fresh air without getting robbed.
Pretty Sad.


Posted by jerry99, a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm

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Posted by Chris Zaharias, a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I'd love to see a Crescent Park neighborhood patrol - I'll buy the Polo Ralph Lauren berets! Who'll pay for a mobile latte machine?


Posted by rideo, a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm

thats right!!!! bicycles are being pulled over vCONSTANTLY!!!! you jump on your bike, you get pulled over almost immediately!!! not even cops c hecking motorists texting while going thru red lights as they are questioning YOU! bicycles are the main problem in the world. its over


Posted by Chrisc, a resident of College Terrace
on Aug 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm

To Chris Zaharias: thanks for the chicle. Over College Terrace way, we'd need some Birkenstocks and a green energy drink.


Posted by Sparty, a resident of another community
on Aug 7, 2013 at 1:52 am

>> The burglars were believed to be on bicycles and scooters, he said.

>And what evidence does the police have to make this claim?

well known by any cop in any city that burglars often travel by bike. Quiet, can easily go where cars can't. Easily hidden.

spare us the knee jerk reactions because you get your crime info from watching CSI reruns.


Posted by Crescent Park Dad, a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 7, 2013 at 9:59 am

Crescent Park Dad is a registered user.

"CSI reruns"...LOL.


Posted by Chris Zaharias, a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm

If we Palo Altans put everything we don't need that's in our homes out on the street corner on a regular basis, crime would immediately & permanently go to zero.


Posted by Lisa, a resident of Community Center
on Aug 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm

"a revolver"?

great...one more gun on the streets. this won't end well.

folks, if you've got to have them, please lock them up.


Posted by anon, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Aug 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm

If the Police aren't allowed to stop people wearing doo-rags, then what's the difference with stopping someone on a bike???? TPARS!!


Posted by JustMe, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm

"If we Palo Altans put everything we don't need that's in our homes out on the street corner on a regular basis, crime would immediately & permanently go to zero. "

Actually, the neighborhood would look like a flea market for a while, then a junk yard until the leftover trash was removed. But more significantly, people we might not want in our neighborhoods would be attracted to the stuff and think "Gee, if this is what they are throwing away, what are they keeping?" You might as well put signs in your front yard advertizing how attractive your house is as a burglary target.


Posted by businessdecision, a resident of another community
on Aug 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

put it all down to the existence of portable electronic devices.


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