Two men arrested after Palo Alto burglary


Two men were arrested early Thursday morning after a neighbor spotted them stealing tools and construction supplies from a home under construction at 3600 Evergreen Drive in Palo Alto.

The men drove off with about $10,000 worth of construction tools and building materials, such as sinks, faucets, door knobs and floor and wall tiles, Sgt. Sandra Brown said.

But the neighbor gave a description of the car, which was stopped shortly afterward by a patrol officer. All the tools were recovered.

The burglary call came in at 5:47 a.m.

Enrique Alonzo, 25, of Campbell and Octavio Limon, 29, of San Jose were arrested and charged with burglary. They were booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose.

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— Don Kazak


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Posted by Craig
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Good going, neighbor! This is the way we're going to beat these guys. Hopefully word will get around that we are watching out for each other. Its so nice to read a story that ends with the bad guys getting caught.

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Posted by k
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 26, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Thank you for this news story. It really helps us residents stay informed.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 26, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Just pointing out, these two were from Campbell and San Jose, just in case we expected them to be from somewhere else.

The bad guys are moving further afield.

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Posted by Don G.
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 27, 2008 at 11:43 am

Vigilant neighbors are local heroes too. More vigilance and knowing who your neighbors are and what they are doing will stop/prevent crimes. I like this kind of story and hope to see more.

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