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News - April 1, 2022

Suspect arrested in Fairmeadow neighborhood shooting case

Three teens and one adult identified in January thefts from automobiles that escalated into a shooting

by Palo Alto Weekly staff

Palo Alto police have arrested one of four young men suspected of stealing from vehicles in three south Palo Alto neighborhoods and then firing upon a resident who confronted them.

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Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 24, 2022 at 7:37 pm

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Just a property crime with no injuries? They’ll be released with minimal/no bail plead out to misdemeanors and not do a moment in jail. Exactly as the voters wanted. Slow clap.

Posted by Screeedek
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 24, 2022 at 9:15 pm

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I'm sure they are already out of jail prowling the streets again.

Posted by AllenPod
a resident of Community Center
on Mar 24, 2022 at 9:37 pm

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Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 24, 2022 at 11:37 pm

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Sounds like a lot of good police work to arrest this teenager and find the other three. Perhaps they will get light sentences, but at least they will suffer the consequences of their actions and hopefully learn to not steal again, but unfortunately the recidivism rate is poor and jail does not rehabilitate.

Posted by jr1
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Mar 25, 2022 at 6:20 am

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Residents can help prevent this by making sure their cars are locked and nothing is visible on the seats. I've had an auto break in, where nothing was stolen but I left my athletic bag out and they broke a window. They didn't remove my bag, but I ended up with a broken window and waking up neighbors at 3:30am when the alarm went off.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Mar 25, 2022 at 10:54 am

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Interesting how many other disgusted people beat me asking if the suspect's already out on bail.

Posted by Screeedek
a resident of Stanford
on Mar 25, 2022 at 2:19 pm

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The fact that one of them was able to fire at least one round at a homeowner makes this much more than a couple of rogue kids gone bad. Much more.

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