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Police Unresponsive in Crime Wave
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by Unprotected, South of Midtown,
on Mar 12, 2008
I have to ask whether others are experiencing the lack of effective policing in Palo Alto. While they are very concerned with the Children's Theater and I don't know what else, the Palo Alto Police Department does not send out an officer for car break ins. They won't even take a report over the phone but only by online report which elicits no action on their part. When I've called them over this last year for various things they have been unwilling to do anything in response. On the other hand, when my identity was stolen by a San Jose woman, the San Jose police were very helpful and considerate, not to mention effective. They caught her, prosecuted her, and she's in jail. They even called to invite me to her sentencing. When my car was burglarized within in the San Mateo jurisdiction, their detectives were considerate, helpful, followed up, caught the thieves, prosecuted them, and put them in jail. Why are our Palo Alto police not able or willing to do this? I know a woman whose car was burglarized last week in front of her home and was told by the Palo Alto police that it was her fault for leaving anything of value in her car. This is just wrong. I believe we deserve better protection. Anyone else?