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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto neighborhoods littered with antisemitic flyers

Dozens of antisemitic flyers were found on Sunday morning around Palo Alto, one of many Bay Area cities where hate-based...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 24, 2022 at 9:55 am | 7 comments | 8373 Views

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Man charged for allegedly taking $50K in jewelry from downtown store

Santa Clara County prosecutors have charged a man for 20 commercial burglaries, including a smash-and-grab at a jewelry store...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2022
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With $500 worth of allegedly stolen bras under his clothes, a man is arrested at Stanford Shopping Center

A sharp-eyed Victoria's Secret worker at Stanford Shopping Center on Feb. 10 helped nab two people from southern California...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2022
Last comment by Randi Kayne, on Feb 15, 2022 at 7:56 am | 6 comments | 6029 Views

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Shooting injures man at Stanford Shopping Center parking lot

A shooting at a Stanford Shopping Center parking lot left a man with hand and foot injuries on Thursday night, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Feb 14, 2022 at 8:27 am | 12 comments | 12582 Views

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Report: Dispatcher's 'freelance' question to 911 caller slowed medical help

A new analysis by Palo Alto's independent police auditor of an investigation into how a 911 call in 2019 was handled has...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Feb 10, 2022 at 2:38 pm | 8 comments | 6612 Views

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Police arrest man for alleged indecent exposure at downtown Starbucks

Palo Alto police arrested a man in connection with an indecent exposure incident that occurred at the Starbucks in downtown...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2022
Last comment by Novelera, on Feb 8, 2022 at 11:53 am | 8 comments | 4867 Views

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Review finds flaws in officer's actions after 2020 police dog attack

A new report from Palo Alto's independent auditor takes issue with a victim interview that took place after a police officer...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Feb 7, 2022 at 7:55 am | 4 comments | 3756 Views

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Rocked by thefts, residents at Palo Alto condo complex ask for help

Sharon Lee-Nakayama moved to Altaire Walk in 2010 and for the first decade she didn't worry about crime. But things changed...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 5, 2022 at 2:56 pm | 24 comments | 10750 Views

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Police search for peeper seen in women's restroom at coffee shop

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who entered a women's restroom at a downtown coffee shop on Monday afternoon and...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Feb 4, 2022 at 12:19 pm | 3 comments | 4377 Views

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Police suspect Chilean gang members are tied to string of home burglaries

In the town of Atherton last year, 28 families' homes were burglarized, and police are suspecting the culprits could be Chilean...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2022
Last comment by Anne, on Feb 3, 2022 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 9307 Views

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Gunshot fired at resident during thefts from autos

A Palo Alto resident who chased several people stealing from cars was shot at by one of the alleged thieves, Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2022
Last comment by Tina, on Feb 3, 2022 at 3:50 pm | 18 comments | 11984 Views

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Palo Alto owes $135K to victim of police dog attack

Palo Alto will pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit by Joel Alejo, who was sleeping in a shed in Mountain View where he was attacked...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by Lennie, on Feb 2, 2022 at 3:40 pm | 13 comments | 5628 Views

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Palo Alto police search for man who allegedly committed lewd act in Safeway

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly committed a lewd act while standing behind a woman in the self-checkout...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Feb 1, 2022 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 9210 Views

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University AME Zion Church targeted in multimillion-dollar fraud scheme

An alleged fraud scheme that put African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church properties, including in Palo Alto, into millions...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jan 29, 2022 at 7:54 am | 3 comments | 11057 Views

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Pair arrested in string of car break-ins after they were tracked with victim's device

Two men who allegedly broke into cars on Thursday were arrested after one of the victims tracked their movements via an electronic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 27, 2022 at 4:25 am | 7 comments | 5063 Views

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Santa Clara County Superior Court grants amnesty to 1,600 misdemeanor cases due to COVID

The Santa Clara County Superior Court granted amnesty to 1,600 individuals ordered to serve their sentences through the sheriff's...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by Mama, on Jan 20, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 2735 Views

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Armed robber interrupts meal, flees with women's purses

A man who pointed a handgun at two elderly women stole their purses on Tuesday afternoon at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by Observer, on Jan 20, 2022 at 11:52 am | 9 comments | 13020 Views

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State attorney general launches investigation into Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday announced his office is opening a civil rights investigation into the Santa...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by Ben Z., on Jan 19, 2022 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 3213 Views

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Resident with baseball bat chases off home intruder

A man was arrested after he allegedly entered an occupied home and fled after being confronted by a bat-wielding resident...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Jan 19, 2022 at 11:48 am | 2 comments | 4177 Views

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Newsom's $50 million opioids education pledge comes as colleges warn of risks

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending $50 million on youth opioids education, funding that comes as colleges are grappling...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2022
Last comment by Aletheia, on Jan 18, 2022 at 7:17 pm | 1 comment | 3621 Views
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