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Police investigate burglary in Palo Alto

Burglar or burglars get a purse and wallet and drive off in the family car, police report

Palo Alto police are investigating another burglary of an occupied home in Palo Alto, the third following a similar pattern, police Agent Brian Philip reported Sunday.

The latest burglary occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning in the Crescent Park neighborhood, with the burglar or burglars entering a home in the 1100 block of Hamilton Avenue by a side window, stealing a purse and wallet and driving off with a family vehicle, while the two occupants were asleep upstairs, Philip reported.

The car was found a short time later by Menlo Park police, abandoned along Woodland Avenue -- indicating the burglar or burglars either walked into Palo Alto or had been dropped off.

An earlier home burglary occurred in the 1500 block of Hamilton, where burglars stole a large flat-panel television and drove off with the family minivan while the family of four slept upstairs. The minivan was later recovered in East Palo Alto, Philip said.

Another occupied-home burglary occurred in the 100 block of Waverley Street in early September. One person was arrested in that case following an early morning manhunt.

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Police investigate burglary in Palo Alto

Burglar or burglars get a purse and wallet and drive off in the family car, police report

Uploaded: Sun, Oct 10, 2010, 10:59 pm

Palo Alto police are investigating another burglary of an occupied home in Palo Alto, the third following a similar pattern, police Agent Brian Philip reported Sunday.

The latest burglary occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning in the Crescent Park neighborhood, with the burglar or burglars entering a home in the 1100 block of Hamilton Avenue by a side window, stealing a purse and wallet and driving off with a family vehicle, while the two occupants were asleep upstairs, Philip reported.

The car was found a short time later by Menlo Park police, abandoned along Woodland Avenue -- indicating the burglar or burglars either walked into Palo Alto or had been dropped off.

An earlier home burglary occurred in the 1500 block of Hamilton, where burglars stole a large flat-panel television and drove off with the family minivan while the family of four slept upstairs. The minivan was later recovered in East Palo Alto, Philip said.

Another occupied-home burglary occurred in the 100 block of Waverley Street in early September. One person was arrested in that case following an early morning manhunt.

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dbb
Barron Park
on Oct 10, 2010 at 11:29 pm
dbb, Barron Park
on Oct 10, 2010 at 11:29 pm
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care = car*? cmon... learn to proof read pa online! geez.


Steve
Old Palo Alto
on Oct 11, 2010 at 8:26 am
Steve, Old Palo Alto
on Oct 11, 2010 at 8:26 am
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Last time I walked the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, Hamilton Ave did not run through it. Unless somebody redefined the boundaries, the 1500 block of Hamilton Ave is in the Duveneck/St. Francis
neighborhood. Reference this publication from the Palo Alto Weekly: Web Link

Thanks for reporting the burglary, though. Hope the police catch the thief and our neighborhoods stay safe.


dan
Evergreen Park
on Oct 11, 2010 at 11:42 am
dan, Evergreen Park
on Oct 11, 2010 at 11:42 am
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Are the keys left in the car?


Kate
Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Kate, Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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According to the initial report, this latest heist was in the 1100 block of Hamilton, and that is in Crescent Park neighborhood. Who cares where it is. Wherever it is, catch this creeps.


Shocked!
Charleston Meadows
on Oct 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm
Shocked!, Charleston Meadows
on Oct 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm
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How about getting a DOG?????? Some idiot crawls in any of OUR windows at night, he/she will be torn to shreds. The clean up would be a real pain, for the burglar AND us.


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