Redwood City burglars tied to theft in Palo Alto

Three men arrested Oct. 12 for burglaries in Redwood City, Belmont

Three men who were arrested inside a Redwood City home last week have been linked to additional burglaries in Redwood City, Belmont and Palo Alto, police said Monday.

At about 10:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, officers responded to a call from a resident in the 400 block of Pine Street who reported seeing three men enter a neighboring home through a back window, according to Redwood City police.

Officers surrounded the residence and took the men into custody without incident. The alleged burglars were identified as Raphaelle Jones, 23, of Citrus Heights, Wyatt King, 34, of Sacramento, and Gabriel Carter, 35, of Oakland.

At about 1:50 p.m., Belmont residents in the 1300 block of Sunnyslope Avenue reported that their house had been burglarized some time after 9 a.m., according to police. Redwood City investigators found property stolen from the Belmont home when the three suspects were taken into custody, police said. The three men were booked into San Mateo County jail for the burglaries in both cities.

A subsequent investigation linked the men to a residential burglary in Palo Alto on Oct. 9, police said. Police said the arrests came as "a direct result of residents keeping a watchful eye out for each other in their neighborhood."

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 16, 2012 at 11:19 am

An excellent example of successful neighborhood watch and police work - well done!

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Posted by Jan H.
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

At last, we can all sleep easier.

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Posted by Larry
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Oct 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Great news...watchful, watchdog neighbors!

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Posted by Katie
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm

With the price of gas and no one wanting to work now days, this is what we have in store for us!

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Posted by Mike
a resident of University South
on Oct 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Katie, With the price of gas perhaps these people will stay home and commit their crimes in Citrus Heights, Sacramento, Oakland, and Sunnyvale.

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Posted by Bull
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 17, 2012 at 1:40 am

>> and no one wanting to work now days

What the....?????

Sez who?

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Posted by Harriet
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 17, 2012 at 8:03 am

Remember Mike - have wheels - will travel - don't stay near home nowdays.

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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

There has been a rash of burglaries in PA recently, and people are very upset about it. I would be interested in how many of those PA burglaries can be tied to these clowns.

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