Posted by Book-em-Danno!, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm
A lot of missing information here ..
For folks who have never been up to the Stanford Dish, or hiked the trail .. how many homes are there in the so-called "preserve"? Is this Stanford land? Which police agency becomes the lead agency? Which agency will be involved with processing this fellow? And how is it that his presence became known? Have there been burglaries in the Stanford Campus residence section like there have been here in Palo Alto?
Not to mention all of the other missing details that a good paper would want to relay to its readers.
Posted by gsheyner, a resident of another community, on May 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm gsheyner is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Good question, Mug.
I was at the Dish when this happened. I didn't include citations because I personally observed the arrest and the lead-up to the arrest. That's also why this story includes more on-the-scene details than you care for.
We are still waiting for the police to provide us the information you seek.
Posted by Jake, a resident of another community, on May 31, 2012 at 8:07 am
The story writer could have left out (tipped off by a man working at an adjacent home that the stranger was hiding inside the shed next door). The suspect may get out on parole(may have seen person who identified their hiding place), have a partner or friend who will act on their behalf, etc, who could or may go back for revenge or intimidate witness. I don't think its good practice to give too many details in cases like this. Suspect may be looking at a third strike offense which could mean prison for 25 years to life. People should step forward as this witness did but reporters need to be more responsible and possibly leave out who or location of witness who tipped off police to where suspect was hiding.
Posted by wow, a resident of the Charleston Meadows neighborhood, on May 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm
///and there you have it. Not enough info/too much info. The real crux of the story is the capture of a burglary suspect but the funner safer part is to critique the paper and reporter (drama pills - really?)
Posted by some guy, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on May 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm
The question is, how do we really know the cop "nimbly' hopped the fence? especially if he had one hand on the holster probably a bullet proof vest on, and just ran up a hill, I tend to believe there was some struggle.