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San Jose police regroup after failed search

Original post made on Oct 8, 2008

After a five-hour search of an East Palo Alto neighborhood Tuesday afternoon and night failed to turn up two men who crashed their van after a chase from an alleged robbery of a San Jose liquor store, San Jose police will hold a briefing at 10:30 a.m. today to talk about the next steps.

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Posted by Ted
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 8, 2008 at 9:52 am

Ninety-five San Jose Police units responded? Just how many does San Jose have? Did
San Jose PD 'over-react" when other units closer to the scene might have helped?

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Posted by bystander
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 8, 2008 at 10:49 am

My thoughts too Ted. And they didn't even catch them. Wonder who was around to protect the citizens of San Jose during this field trip to EPA. High speed chases are dangerous to bystanders and this one took place at the start of rush hour on 101. Can't they just have the helicopter track them and radio ahead to local police to set up blockades?

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Posted by mack C
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Oct 8, 2008 at 11:27 am

great police work

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Posted by Dan
a resident of Southgate
on Oct 8, 2008 at 12:02 pm

I was on 101N at the time and was amazed by the number of police cars. 19 passed me. 95 sounds like an over-allocation of resources to a single event. If that was the Chief's conscious decision, I won't question him. But if all those cops went tearing up 101 of their own volition, simply because everyone loves a car chase, that would indicate poor command and control.

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Posted by CAL Ave neighbor
a resident of Ventura
on Oct 8, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Why don't they hang around CAL Ave. at night to catch the CALTRAIN mugger?

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Posted by jkl
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 8, 2008 at 12:41 pm

95 cops and NO ONE caught? What kind of a car chase is this? It was exciting to watch, however... esp. along the highway.

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Posted by Mayfield Child
a resident of Green Acres
on Oct 8, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Police obviously know who these robbers are.

I am sure by now that they have pressured the woman who got out of the van as to whom she was traveling with. This should be an open and shut solved case for the SJPD....just now have to find out what rock these desperados are hiding under.............................

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Posted by cops and robbers
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 8, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Traffic was snarled for hours, not just on 101 but throughout the mid-peninsula. We are very lucky that no one was injured or worse during this made-for-tv event. Aren't there better, safer ways to catch criminals?

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Posted by here is what I would do
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 9, 2008 at 5:43 pm

take the hispanic women and start cutting off one finger at time until she coughs up some names!

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Posted by Tim
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 9, 2008 at 7:15 pm

First, it was not 95 cop cars and second, they do know who they because their "girlfrends" told the cops.

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a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 10, 2008 at 2:51 pm

They still cant catch them these guys are legends.
That chase was the classic stuff you never see on cops.
The cops should feel stupid all them cars and the guys
pulled some dukes of hassard/A-team moves on them and lost um ina Van yes a VAN in rush hour traffic?huh gotta be kidding me. Cops went to RWC and had to turn around cause they were lost hahaha. Now the cops in epa are hella pissed at every black male resident ages 18-30 cause even with 90+ cops cars they cant catch um. Stop profiling and do your job stop bothering innocent people and letting the bad guys get away.

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Posted by Adam
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm

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