Video, police dog aid Palo Alto police in car burglary arrest

Mountain View man booked for vehicle theft, vandalism, prowling

Palo Alto police arrested a Mountain View man early Saturday morning after he allegedly tried to steal a car from a driveway, repeatedly backing into another car before being confronted by a resident and fleeing. With the help of a police dog, officers found the 20-year-old Alex Guevara hiding in a nearby yard, took him into custody without incident and booked him into jail.

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Posted by Abe Mitchell
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm


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Posted by ho hum
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jul 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm

yes,but ''marijuana'' didnt have anything to do with it. if he was in possesion of candy bars would you criminalize candy bars?no, well candy bars contain peanuts sometimes which can be fatal to some allergics. they want to blame ''marijuana'' in some way. its futile to those who know the truth.

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Posted by Midtown Resident
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm

This is a sad story. No doubt police have enough evidence to throw the book at Alex if they want to, and make it stick. He is probably costing hundreds of thousands of dollars within the legal system. It would seem a shame for no one to make an effort to give him a chance to end this pattern while he is still young. The easy way out is for everyone to jump on him and make it impossible for him to do anything else.

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Posted by enough
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jul 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm

"Guevara, who is on active probation in Santa Clara County for possession of marijuana for sale, possession of concentrated cannabis and possession of a weapon on a school campus, was also booked for a felony violation of that probation."

I feel more sorry for his victims. People his age know the difference between wrong and right.

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Posted by jerry99
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 5:16 pm

He belongs in jail. The Bay area is full of nonsense rehabilitation programs to keep younger criminals out of jail. When they get someone with a drug conviction and on probation they take them to rehab, which has a success rate of 12%.
Palo Alto is in the middle of a crime wave, send the criminals to jail.

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Posted by PA Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 22, 2014 at 5:19 am

I don't feel sorry for this one, lock him up and throw away the key. People need to take responsibility for their actions, do the crime do the time. This young man knew what he was doing, knew what the consequences would be if he got caught. Didn't care if the victims lost anything, he saw something he wanted and just took it.

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Posted by Alexis
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 22, 2014 at 7:46 am

We should send him to jail, but give him forced job training. If he had a way of making legal money, he wouldn't be burglarizing cars. He was looking for easy money. We can change this cycle of criminal behavior.

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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 22, 2014 at 9:53 am

Gethin is a registered user.

The dog is infinitely smart than this pitiful loser

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