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Alleged bike thieves arrested with burglary tools

Original post made on Oct 29, 2012

Two men who were arrested on El Camino Real for a bicycle theft last Thursday have been booked on an array of charges, including possession of burglary tools, Palo Alto police announced today, Oct. 30.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 29, 2012, 10:55 AM

Comments (14)

Posted by Henry, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

Book em Dano!

Posted by not a bike thief, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

bike thieves suck

Posted by kirby, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

oh no, they arrested Erik Estrada? Now we know what happened to Ponch of Ponch and John...

Posted by resident, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

What was the original theft? Did they rob someone in the middle of the street or did they steal a parked bicycle? Where and when? How were they identified?

Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Ducatigirl is a registered user.

Kirby, I thought the same thing!

But seriously, it just goes to prove that crooks are stupid!

Posted by Jane, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Anybody know where they were arrested on the el camino??

Posted by resident, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm

The PAPD press release has much more details: Web Link

Apparently, the crooks were using cheap tools to crack cheap bike locks. All you bicycle owners, you need to know that cheap locks (all cables or non-hardened chains or non-hardened U-locks) are really easy to crack with cheap hand tools. Shame on stores that sell these cheap locks, which really just encourage bike theft.

Posted by PAPD Smells Like Grease, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Would like to say: shame on this poop police department for trying to discriminate against bicycle riders.

"Such behavior could include leaving bicycles on sidewalks or in driveways... or to open side yard gates."

Many people i know do this, including myself. This is ridiculous, police in this police state are trying to cause paranoia and influence the minds of so many easily manipulated people to get them to be their eyes. When a matter of fact they never "snitch" on themselves/colleagues for breaking the law or partaking in misconduct. What i want to also point out is that if people are just a little more careful about their assets, then the crime rate would plummet... Don't play into this tomfoolery, stand up for yourself and the rights of your fellow neighbors and citizens. A majority of police officers feel like they're above the law, and this NEEDS to be stopped. You have the right to film or take pictures of any police officers as you please, and if they try to stop you, take them to court for violating your 1st amendment rights. If you feel like the police will be getting a slap on the wrist for something they're in the wrong for, i encourage you to call/contact Palo Alto Internal Affairs:

Mr. Mike Gennaco
Phone: (323)890-5425

Mr. Robert Miller
Phone: (323)890-5425
Email: View the Independent Police

I want people in Palo Alto to make sure the Police Department does NOT get a new multimillion dollar building, because somehow it'll happen behind our backs as the issue is pushed under the rug. WATCH THE POLICE.

Posted by Really??, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Oct 30, 2012 at 8:09 pm

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Posted by Nayeli, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Thugs behind the theft of two bikes in Palo Alto are behind bars. Good for Palo Alto! Now, we just have about 1,000 more bike thefts over the last two years left to solve.

Posted by kirby, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 31, 2012 at 7:28 am

@Jane in Barron Park
There's a press release that says they were arrested in the 3000 block of El Camino - doesn't say which side, Ventura or Barron?

resident of Midtown linked to it.

Posted by kirby, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 31, 2012 at 7:29 am

oh yeah, this article too states 3000 block -- kind of vague, that's a long-stretch of El Camino

Posted by Scott, a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

They came all the way from Alviso to Palo Alto to steal stuff? Not very smart; surely there are bikes close to where they live. Of course, they shouldn't be stealing in the first place.

Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Oct 31, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Scott, a thief learns not to steal identifiable items locally, because someone is liable to recognize the goods.

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