News


Police, helicopter involved in PA police action

Fremont police detectives receive Palo Alto police backup as they move in on house in south/central Palo Alto

Palo Alto police officers and a CHP helicopter provided backup early this afternoon while Fremont police detectives reportedly made an arrest at a house at 245 Wilton Ave. near Park Boulevard.

Officers surrounded the house while the helicopter circled overhead shortly after 1 p.m., triggering queries from curious residents of the south-central area of Palo Alto.

A paramedic van also showed up at the home, reportedly in response to a resident of the house experiencing shortness of breath.

Palo Alto police Sgt. Sandra Brown said Palo Alto officers were there for back-up purposes only and did not know the details of the case or who the Fremont officers were seeking.

-- Palo Alto Weekly staff

Comments

Like this comment
Posted by Concerned neighbor
a resident of Ventura
on Feb 20, 2008 at 2:19 pm

It was pretty scary watching police helicopter, SWAT officers with guns drawn & a police dog march down our street! I was relived to see them take the young man into custody.

[Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff].


Like this comment
Posted by Kirsten
a resident of Ventura
on Feb 20, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Now you don't know if they had anything to do with criminals.

It is unkind to jump to judgement, and to mention her business in this context. If you had a home office wouldn't you want your business to be innocent until the facts were known? Would you want your neighbors to assume that you had done wrong, and that no-one should use your business?

It is cruel to affect her abiliy to work by bringing her business into it on the basis of no facts.


Like this comment
Posted by neighbor
a resident of Ventura
on Feb 20, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Unless the guy they arrested forced his way into the house, I don't think it is prudent to send kids to a camp at a home where police had to raid.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Couples: So You Married Mom or Dad . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 916 views

Eat, Surf, Love
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 906 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 519 views