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Woman arrested for burglarizing home — again

Residence struck for second time in 6 months

A Palo Alto woman was arrested Sunday morning after she allegedly broke into an Alma Street home for the second time in six months, police said.

A woman who allegedly broke into a home on Alma Street in Palo Alto for the second time in six months was arrested on Nov. 20, 2022. Embarcadero Media file photo.

The woman reportedly broke into the house in the 100 block of Alma Street on Saturday night, when it was unoccupied, and remained in the house overnight, according to a police press release. Police arrested her after they found her asleep on the sofa.

The resident, who was out of town with his family, observed the person in his home through video surveillance. He reportedly recognized her as the same woman whom he confronted in May, when she allegedly broke a glass panel on the home's front door in an attempt to enter his home.

At that time, the man's family was inside the home during the attempted burglary. Police arrested her near the residence after she fled the scene on foot.

On Sunday, police arrived to find that the glass panel on the front door had once again been shuttered. After she woke up, she allegedly gave the police a false name. Though she appears to have rummaged through property, nothing was missing from the home, according to the news release.

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The woman, 48, was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for residential burglary, a felony; vandalism, a felony this time, as the victim now knew the value to repair the door was in excess of $400; and providing false information to police, a misdemeanor, police said.

There is no known connection between the woman and the home or the residents, according to the news release.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to [email protected] or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984.

Editor's note: Palo Alto Online's policy is to withhold the names of those arrested for most crimes until the district attorney has determined there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case. Read our guidelines.

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Woman arrested for burglarizing home — again

Residence struck for second time in 6 months

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Wed, Nov 23, 2022, 9:58 am

A Palo Alto woman was arrested Sunday morning after she allegedly broke into an Alma Street home for the second time in six months, police said.

The woman reportedly broke into the house in the 100 block of Alma Street on Saturday night, when it was unoccupied, and remained in the house overnight, according to a police press release. Police arrested her after they found her asleep on the sofa.

The resident, who was out of town with his family, observed the person in his home through video surveillance. He reportedly recognized her as the same woman whom he confronted in May, when she allegedly broke a glass panel on the home's front door in an attempt to enter his home.

At that time, the man's family was inside the home during the attempted burglary. Police arrested her near the residence after she fled the scene on foot.

On Sunday, police arrived to find that the glass panel on the front door had once again been shuttered. After she woke up, she allegedly gave the police a false name. Though she appears to have rummaged through property, nothing was missing from the home, according to the news release.

The woman, 48, was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for residential burglary, a felony; vandalism, a felony this time, as the victim now knew the value to repair the door was in excess of $400; and providing false information to police, a misdemeanor, police said.

There is no known connection between the woman and the home or the residents, according to the news release.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to [email protected] or sent via text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984.

Editor's note: Palo Alto Online's policy is to withhold the names of those arrested for most crimes until the district attorney has determined there is sufficient evidence to file charges in the case. Read our guidelines.

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Citizen
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College Terrace
on Nov 25, 2022 at 6:43 pm
Citizen , College Terrace
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on Nov 25, 2022 at 6:43 pm

PAO - where is the photo of the suspect? People might like to be aware if the suspect starts prowling around their neighborhood.


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