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Palo Alto police nab residential burglary suspect

Original post made on Sep 2, 2009

Palo Alto police arrested a 17-year-old boy Tuesday afternoon after a phone call tipped them off to a possible residential burglary near Edgewood Drive, Palo Alto Police Detective Brian Phillip said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 9:45 AM

Comments (20)

Posted by Brian Sterling
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:31 am

Nice job PAPD and whoever called it in!


Posted by Sylvia
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:42 am

Yippee!!! Great to hear this. At least one of these miserable persons is off the street.


Posted by YSK
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:53 am

Everyone involved ROCKS! Now please send this creep with priors away for a LONG LONG TIME.


Posted by anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 2, 2009 at 11:41 am

Not to throw water on this great accomplishment, but how long will this person be out of commission, and how many others are there ready to take his place? Especially with the deficit in the state/prison system.


Posted by Jean
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I remember growing up there and being able to ride your bike safely. I also remember not being afraid that someone would break into your house. I guess that is what money has brought to Palo Alto...theft and violence.


Posted by Milliard Syverain
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Great job PAPD and thanks to the community in being involved keeping our city safe!


Posted by Scott
a resident of Juana Briones School
on Sep 2, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Jean

It's nice to have the wealthy, elderly involved in these discussions, I too remember growing up here, the only thing is, I remember our house getting broken into at least twice, and we didn't have any money.

I'm not sure what violence you're referring to, if you're talking about the cyclist that got hit on El Camino, that is called ignorance not violence.

Also where is the cry for a complete description of the perpetrator? Maybe that's reserved for people who drive Lexus'.


Posted by Mark
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Sep 2, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Not clear exactly what the PA PD did here, except send out the information provided by someone in the neighborhood to the Redwood City police and ask for help.


Posted by Rob
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2009 at 3:07 pm

The way I understand it is papd detectives caught the guy. At least that's the way it reads to me! Great job Papd! We need more of these folks in jail!


Posted by A Noun Ea Mus
a resident of Professorville
on Sep 2, 2009 at 4:09 pm

"Also where is the cry for a complete description of the perpetrator? Maybe that's reserved for people who drive Lexus'."

[Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]

The suspect is apprehended. Of what relevance is any further description, unless you are interested in starting a romantic relationship with a prisoner?.

The Lexus driver was not described other than being female and "elderly". She also is apparently still able to drive around. But glad you bought up the contrast. You will note that the police in this case promptly arrested the suspect. It wasn't referred to the DA and languishing.


Posted by andrew
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Sep 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm

yes, thank you PAPD for doing this

[Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.] If you ask me, preventing burglaries and other crimes is more important that making sure kids wear helmets.


Posted by batata
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 2, 2009 at 6:36 pm

17 yo will get a slap on the hand and let go so don't get too excited.


Posted by Many hats
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Andrew, it's obvious they can do both.


Posted by Phil
a resident of Community Center
on Sep 2, 2009 at 9:43 pm

But Many Hats, ought we we paying taxes to staff a PAPD that does both? I tend towards Andrew's point of view. In these lean times when we can't balance a budget, how about we focus the police on police work, leaving parenting, teaching and nannying to parents, teachers and nannies.


Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Cops are charged with overseeing public safety & detaining helmetless cyclists is overseeing public safety.


Posted by Tom
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 3, 2009 at 12:18 am

Hmmm, i agree with you! Go PAPD!!!!


Posted by gee
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Sep 3, 2009 at 3:04 am

great job, i guess this critter will never breaking into houses again..he will move on to do other crimes instead of houses...


Posted by Scott
a resident of Juana Briones School
on Sep 3, 2009 at 11:02 am

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Posted by VERN
a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 3, 2009 at 9:47 pm

WILL HE EVER BE BROUGHT TO SANTA CLARA COUNTY OR WILL HE JUST GET A SLAP ON HAND FOR PAROLE VIOLATION IN SAN MATEO COUNTY--SHOULD A TWO TIME 17 YEAR OLD LOSER BE TRIED AS AN ADULT??--I THINK SO


Posted by Cynthia
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 9, 2009 at 1:34 am

My house was broken into about a 2 months ago, I'm still waiting for the police to show up.

How lucky for you people who are bragging and jumping up and down with glee-get a life already!


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