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Suspect sought in Crescent Park groping

Original post made on Aug 21, 2012

Palo Alto police are seeking a man who they say groped a woman standing next to her car in the Crescent Park neighborhood Monday afternoon.

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Posted by Wondering?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

The CIS shows on TV are often using pictures to find the identities of suspects. Makes on wonder if these video match systems have much success when an artist's sketch is used as input.

Of course, this question begs the question as to the general existence of picture data bases available to the police in California, or the US, in general.

Anyone know anything about these advanced tools that are available to local law enforcement agencies?

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Posted by east indian?
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 21, 2012 at 11:00 am

I was confused by the term "East Indian", so I looked it up in Wikipedia and the term seems to refer to a Catholic ethnic group mostly living around Mumbai. Is that the same meaning that the police intended? Are these people have a dramatically different appearance from other Indian nationals? Web Link

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

This totally reminds me of the butt grabber in 1999-2000 in downtown Palo Alto, but he was Latino.

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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm

"East Indian?" The police sketch looks a little like the Chekov character on the original STAR TREK television show.

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Posted by susie
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm

The description probably refers to him being an Asian Indian

- as opposed to a West Indian-someone from the Caribbean Islands.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Susie - your comment was appalling on several levels. This guy committed sexual battery. People who publicly grope others show a pattern of growing bolder, so it's far from an innocent crime.

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