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Palo Alto police arrest man in 'window smash' burglaries

Original post made on Aug 1, 2012

Palo Alto police have arrested a man who allegedly stole purses, bags and small electronic items from cars in Palo Alto and other Bay Area cities. Reynaldo Gomez, 48, of Los Gatos, was arrested Thursday outside a San Jose courthouse.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 1, 2012 at 11:08 am

One would think that by the age of 48 someone would know right from wrong?

That this guy is 48 makes me wonder if age should be a criterion for increasing a sentence. If youth and immaturity is the basis for leniency, why not look at someone like this and realize that he is or will be a perpetual menace to society?

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 1, 2012 at 11:51 am

wow looks like he is experienced, at that age...not sophisticated in his criminality, but 48!!! years of age?!

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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

This is a good opportunity to thank PAPD for a job well done!

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Posted by paly mom
a resident of Professorville
on Aug 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I'll be more careful in gym parking lots now. My valuables were stolen via a window smash in a church parking lot once.

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Posted by some guy
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Throw the kindle at him!

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Posted by Dennis
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Good idea "some guy" - Mr. Gomez can use that Kindle while serving his time.

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Posted by WheretheSunShines
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Aug 2, 2012 at 8:29 am

Good Job PAPD!!!!!!!!

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Posted by A Noun Ea Mus
a resident of Professorville
on Aug 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I think his personal motto should at least add 10 more years to any sentence if found guilty.

"No broken pane, no gain"

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