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Palo Alto resident discovers burglary in progress, causes suspects to flee

Original post made on May 5, 2023

A Palo Alto resident interrupted a burglary in progress on Tuesday night when her home security system alerted her that two people had entered her unlocked side yard gate, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 4, 2023, 9:49 AM

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Posted by Brian Hamachek
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 5, 2023 at 1:38 pm

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I am profoundly troubled by the ongoing series of burglaries in our community. The police department's failure to capture the perpetrators in this instance underscores a more extensive problem – our law enforcement is understaffed as a result of persistent funding shortages. This predicament endangers our citizens and impacts our community's overall quality of life. It is crucial that we provide our police force with the necessary resources to safeguard and serve the public. Encouragingly, the latest city budget appears to be prioritizing this issue. With hope, we will soon witness positive changes.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 6, 2023 at 6:37 am

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I agree with the above post completely.

I would go further and say that this is happening too often in California. It is time for the State to be tough on crime and tough on criminals.

I miss the like button.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on May 6, 2023 at 9:17 am

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Totally agree.

And I miss the LIKE button as do so many others.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 7, 2023 at 4:17 pm

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It’s state of California’s current soft on crime policies and (many) CA county district attorneys’ soft on charging and prosecution choices that put us in this era of confident criminals enjoying themselves.

I think public safety is job #1 of our elected and appointed public officials.

Even in Palo Alto, do recall some screeched to “defund the police,” a way to look cool.
Well, of course, police officials who violate the law must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, but protesting/reducing budgets/ discouraging qualified persons from serving as police officers, criticizing commonsense law enforcement is NOT the way to go.
Look where we are now.

And please, let’s not let it get to be as unsafe and lawless as Oakland and SF’s situation!

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