Alleged thief made hotel his home base Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jan 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm
A man and woman from Daly City were arrested in Palo Alto on theft-related charges Thursday (Jan. 19) after an alert Palo Alto resident called 911 and police consequently found stolen property in the motel room where the couple was staying.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, January 21, 2012, 2:38 PM
Posted by JustMe, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jan 23, 2012 at 11:08 am
Just out of curiosity, do the police run drug tests on these types of criminals at lock-up time? It might help with a root-cause diagnosis of the problem and point to a potential corrective action. Understanding the root of their problem would help in finding a solution, and I can't help but feel that many of these low-level-and-stupid criminals have drug issues as a root of their many problems.
I believe that getting arrested for crimes like this makes them eligable for this type of testing and they cannot claim privacy issues.