Robbery in PA
Original post made by PA concerned resident on Jul 3, 2006
on Jul 3, 2006 at 11:41 pm
I would suggest the Police Department of Palo Alto should take a more proactive approach when dealing with all the recent crimes. e.g. patroling at night and stop and question anybody who is supsicious.
on Jul 4, 2006 at 12:16 pm
While I appreciate those who want a greater police presence, I don't like the implications. We aren't a community that needs men with guns wandering around, are we? Why not instead get to know your neighbors better? Why not use this as an opportunity to bond more closely with those living near you? Asking someone who lives nearby to keep an eye on your home when you're out - just stopping in, say, at random during the day - or requesting a companion on a walk if you're worried, would be far preferable than using police resources to patrol the neighborhoods. Healthy communities rarely have to deal with robberies and muggings, and the more was can do to create healthy communities here, the less we'll have to worry about such things.
on Jul 4, 2006 at 1:01 pm
Instead of increasing patrolmen why doesn't the PD increase it's detective staff. These guys have to be unloading there ill gotten gains somewhere. The flea markets would be a good place to start. Anyone who buys merchandise from an individual is also just adding fuel to the fire.