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Stanford sees a string of car break-ins, thefts in a matter of five days

Original post made on Oct 23, 2019

Stanford University's Department of Public Safety is investigating 10 car break-ins or thefts from vehicles that occurred in less than a week on campus, where windows were broken to gain access.

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Posted by Barron Parker Too
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 23, 2019 at 10:50 am

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Seems past time to set up web-based closed circuit video recording in all Stanford parking lots. It's inexpensive and should help prevent most daytime break-ins, as well as some evening ones.


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Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 23, 2019 at 11:38 am

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This is happening all over California...when you have progressives running the state and legislating this type of activity by making it a misdemeanor to steal as long as what you steal is under a certain amount of money, you have rampant crime. Thieves know all they'll get, if caught is a slap on the wrist and a small fine.

Every week we read of thefts at Stanford shopping center. Nothing is done to deter this type of crime. Apple, Lululemon and others tell their employees to be non-confrontational, stay safe, and let their insurance companies pick up the losses.




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Posted by Pied Piper
a resident of Gunn High School
on Oct 23, 2019 at 11:56 am

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@What Will They Do Next:
So this doesn't happen in Louisiana, South Carolina?
Time to get out of the Faux echo chamber.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 23, 2019 at 11:57 am

This is so rampant that the thieves are breaking into cars regardless if anything is visible from the outside. Burglar alarms don't deter as who pays any attention to a car's siren, it is assumed it is some type of panic button by a driver unable where to remember they had parked, or mistake.

Car's need to have their own cameras. I believe Teslas now have these cameras and anyone going too close will be recorded.


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

What’s more, crooks speeding away with their haul of costly tech items, etc. may just run us regular folks over. We need a major crackdown on crime, especially theft and robbery. But where are our elected officials....puzzling over less important subjects than the safety of residents, workers, and visitors. Penalties are low and crime reports of smashed car windows elicit a yawn up in SF. “The jails are too full!” I don’t care. Provide as much capacity as is necessary to confine criminals and protect society.


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Posted by 3 times in 1 weeks in TX
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 23, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Dallas is worse than any town around here from my observations.
The come and go around here, like pods of sharks.
The Hrtz lady in Dallas said without question, they see it every single day there. Thank god they were rentals.


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Posted by Carmen Musat
a resident of another community
on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:59 pm

Three break-ins happened on October 26 around 4.30PM in the parking lot in front of Nordstrom. Nordstrom security told us that their cameras cover the immediate surroundings of the store. In case you are parked farther away, there are no surveillance cameras and therefore no deterrence. Our car was one of the three.


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