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Three arrested for burglaries in Palo Alto garage

Original post made on Mar 27, 2013

Three San Francisco residents were arrested in downtown Palo Alto on Tuesday night and charged with smashing and burglarizing cars after they were allegedly caught acting suspiciously by plainclothes officers who were patrolling a High Street garage in the aftermath of a burglary spree.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 4:28 PM

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Posted by Great Job!
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Great job, PAPD!


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Posted by resident
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Mar 27, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Good job PAPD. And thank you Palo Alto Online for posting the mug shots.


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Posted by Mr.Recycle
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Is it wrong to judge people with tattoos on their neck?


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Posted by Whaaaa?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 27, 2013 at 6:03 pm

They found a heroine in the car? What a difference an 'e' makes!


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Posted by Call-ICE-Now
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm

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Posted by Alex
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 27, 2013 at 7:31 pm

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Posted by Call-ICE-Now
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm

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Posted by chris
a resident of University South
on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm

What is Lot R? Is that the Bryant Street Garage? A geographic identifier would be more helpful.


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Posted by sgsdfgasdg
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm

High st.


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Posted by sgsdfgasdg
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Web Link


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm

What a bunch of creeps. Thank you for being alert PAPD ... this would be so easy to miss and do nothing about and just file a report and forget ... great job!

Wow ... sgsdfgasdg, thanks you for posting that map, I was wondering where Lot R was.

As it turns out, one night months ago my girlfriend and I were parked in that lot and coming back from eating dinner and seeing a movie. We noticed a group of people just hanging out at the top by the stairs and did not think anything of it. As we got to the car and got in started the engine, the crowd had not moved and something just did not sit right with me. It was just odd that they were hanging out in the parking lot doing nothing.

I ended up giving the PAPD a call and reporting them, and feeling kind of silly doing that, in fact after I reported them I felt kind of like I was wasting PAPD's time. After reading this I feel a sense of confidence in my gut that there was just something not right.

It make me wonder what experiences in life would cause people to do stuff like this? What is wrong with some people?


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Posted by PA Native
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 27, 2013 at 11:27 pm

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Posted by Carrie
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 28, 2013 at 8:39 am

Coming down to the Peninsula to fill their goodie bags! Toss the book at them Dano!


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:23 am

Nice view from top of that garage, good perspective of growth in downtown development, you can look into the windows of several nearby buildings. I use it to watch the sun rise over the east bay hills, but avoid ever leaving my car in there.


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Posted by Bambi
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:51 am

Great job Palo Alto Officers!!!!!

Proud of you guys!


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Posted by Raymond
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 28, 2013 at 11:03 am

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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

Another great job by the local PD - thanks!

I see we are importing more criminals ... not enough targets in San Francisco?


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Posted by great
a resident of South of Midtown
on Mar 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

you truly believe if non white person was acting suspiciously in that garage ,the police would drive by and not stop?? yeah right...they stop minorities just walking on the street nowhere near that garage.


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Posted by Abe Mitchell
a resident of Meadow Park
on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Congratulations to the police force in detaining the three hoods. People must be relieved at the fact that the hoods have been caught. Now it is the duty of the courts to deliver their sentence accordingly. Ten years hard labour then deportation!


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Posted by Enough!
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Mar 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Cool! Three more thieving scumbags having to answer to the court. For probably the 20th time, but still, good job!


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Posted by Mr.Recycle
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

In addition to congratulating the police, I also want to point out this is exactly why we need more police, and especially more out on the street. More eyes looking for suspicious people - more visible deterrent...


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Posted by Enlgander
a resident of Woodside
on Mar 29, 2013 at 6:51 am

These people were addicts obviously. Many countries have looked at how they deal with drugs and addiction, crafting new laws that have very much reduced crime by junkies. We don't have those laws so we'll continue to "revolving door" these sort of people. We have a different approach here so we'll be able to see these people on the street again soon, likely stealing some more to feed their habit.
We'll be able to say "Yeah PD" a lot more, but the problem will not go away. In the current system, junkies will continue to steal to feed their habit.
In the mean time, they've just left more of your stuff in your home for the next junkie to try and take.


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Posted by Mr.Recycle
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:24 am

@Enlgander - how about we look at Singapore as a model country for drafting our drug laws. It is safer, cleaner, and has a lower incarcerations rate than, for example, The Netherlands.


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Posted by Englander
a resident of Woodside
on Mar 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

@Mr.Recycle, ...or Afghan hill country tribal justice for that matter, huh!

Please.

We can be brutal and achieve a goal or we can try to be compassionate and achieve the same goal. America has always been historically against brutality, so its probably why I lean in the direction of compassion.
Some places cut hands off and stone people in the public square. Effective yes, I guess, but I think its pretty f'd up myself.


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Posted by You must remember this...
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Remember that Singapore is a dictatorship. A benign dictatorship, but still a dictatorship.


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Enlgander > These people were addicts obviously.

The problem is not that they were addicts, but that they were "institutional" addicts, I mean to say they had their own little criminal culture, which is a real turn-on for these people, probably as much as the drugs. All the little psychological cues that they loved about being addicts are probably tripled by having close friends to do it with, and to be thieves ... recall the expression "thick as thieves".

I think it's very difficult for these three to change their lives even if they want badly to, it will be nearly impossible given their culture and environment - not that I don't hope for the best. Let them try prison for a while, and meanwhile I wonder if there is any way they can get them to talk about their associates ... they could be part of a local mob group or gang.

I still think this was amazingly lucky and the PAPD was really on the job getting these guys ... so great!


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