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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge rules sexually violent convict can be housed in East Palo Alto

A man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" will be released from prison to a residence in East Palo Alto over...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by jrameyers, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 1517 Views

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Animal shelter workers to be charged in deaths of 7 pups

Three employees of Pets in Need, a no-kill animal shelter, have been cited and are being charged with animal cruelty and...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Serg, on Dec 2, 2021 at 6:36 pm | 58 comments | 14477 Views

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Should sexually violent convict, deemed 'no longer a threat' by the state, be housed in East Palo Alto?

The release from prison of a man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" and his proposed placement by the state...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Dec 2, 2021 at 8:11 am | 2 comments | 4570 Views

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Alleged carjacker caught red-handed by vehicle's owner

Palo Alto police arrested a man in connection with a carjacking incident at a downtown parking lot on Friday evening, police...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 2985 Views

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Burglars break into Palo Alto house but flee after realizing residents are home

Burglars smashed a glass door to get into a Crescent Park house early Saturday morning but left empty-handed after discovering...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Dec 1, 2021 at 11:35 am | 2 comments | 8232 Views

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CHP to patrol Stanford Shopping Center, other malls amid smash-and-grab crime wave

Local malls will have a greater force of armed protection this holiday season. Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the California...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Nov 30, 2021 at 9:02 pm | 4 comments | 5038 Views

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Stanford administrators uncertain if possible nooses found on campus were deliberate

Possible nooses were reported along the Lake Lagunita walking trail at Stanford University on Monday, university administrators...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Screeedek, on Nov 30, 2021 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 2442 Views

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Two injured in crash following illegal sideshow

Two people are hospitalized with major injuries after they fled from an illegal sideshow, sideswiped a police patrol car...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Nov 28, 2021 at 6:09 pm | 10 comments | 7993 Views

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Police thwart 30 to 40 people in smash-and-grab attempt downtown

A large group that tried to smash the door of The RealReal store ran off in 20 cars after police responded to the scene on...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2021
Last comment by SteveDabrowski, on Nov 26, 2021 at 4:42 pm | 5 comments | 14656 Views

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Burglars strike jewelry store, take $50K in gold, silver

Three people took an estimated $50,000 in gold and silver from a downtown Palo Alto jewelry store in a brazen smash-and-grab...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2021
Last comment by A Person, on Nov 26, 2021 at 8:03 am | 10 comments | 9196 Views

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After 80 mph, wrong-way flight on Embarcadero, man crashes stolen Mini Cooper into tree

A 36-year-old man attempted a harrowing escape from Palo Alto police on Monday and was arrested after he fled at high speed...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Nov 26, 2021 at 4:10 am | 2 comments | 7507 Views

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Reports: Puppies likely died from heat stroke, asphyxia

Seven puppies that died in the care of Palo Alto animal services operator Pets in Need on Aug. 2 likely succumbed from heat...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Nov 22, 2021 at 11:23 am | 5 comments | 5269 Views

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Man held at knifepoint loses cash, property in RV robbery

Five people who were armed with knives robbed a man in his recreational vehicle in Palo Alto during the wee hours of Nov....

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 20, 2021 at 8:32 am | 5 comments | 5886 Views

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Witness intervenes in car burglary, faces knife-wielding man

A man who tried to stop two car burglars in a downtown parking garage last week became the victim of a violent crime after...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Nov 18, 2021 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments | 3177 Views

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Small plane makes emergency landing at The Horse Park in Woodside

A small plane that took off from the Palo Alto Airport made an emergency landing Sunday afternoon at a horse park in Woodside,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2021
Last comment by Lana Berkowitz, on Nov 18, 2021 at 7:44 am | 27 comments | 5020 Views

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Letter from Pets in Need staff alleges major errors led to puppy deaths

The deaths of seven puppies while they were being transported by the nonprofit Pets in Need on Aug. 2 were caused by multiple...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by ScottieZimmerman, on Nov 17, 2021 at 12:27 pm | 19 comments | 7558 Views

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San Mateo County Sheriff's Office ends ICE transfers, effective immediately

Sheriff Carlos Bolanos said Tuesday that his department will end release transfer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 12, 2021 at 1:01 pm | 7 comments | 5807 Views

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John Getreu receives life sentence for 1974 murder

Calling the string of murders and sexual assaults John Arthur Getreu "evil and despicable crimes," San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2021
Last comment by Lillian Davis, on Nov 11, 2021 at 3:20 pm | 20 comments | 5942 Views

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Man allegedly threatens to shoot police after causing disturbance, vandalism

A man led Palo Alto police on a harrowing foot chase and standoff after they tried to arrest him for smashing car windows...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2021
Last comment by Bob M., on Nov 9, 2021 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 5918 Views

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Gold necklaces taken from woman as she's out for a walk

Palo Alto police are seeking the public's assistance in their investigation of a roadside necklace theft near Mitchell Park...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by JB, on Oct 30, 2021 at 6:51 pm | 4 comments | 8753 Views
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