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Police arrest suspect in Crescent Park burglary

Transient allegedly broke into unoccupied house on University Avenue

Palo Alto police arrested a homeless man who they said burglarized a house in the city's Crescent Park neighborhood late Sunday afternoon.

Police said Jeremy Safier, 35, broke into a house in the 1400 block of University Avenue at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday and allegedly stole some magazines, a backpack and kitchen cabinet hardware from the house, police Lt. Doug Keith said. The house was undergoing construction at the time and was unoccupied, Keith said.

Safier then allegedly went outside and threw garbage cans on the ground, creating a disturbance that alerted neighbors. A neighbor then called police, who arrived minutes later and made the arrest, Keith said. All stolen property was recovered, he said.

The Sunday burglary did not appear to be related to the attempted robberies that occurred in Palo Alto earlier this month, Keith said. Both of those incidents involved armed men who engaged in brief scuffles with victims before running away.

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Police arrest suspect in Crescent Park burglary

Transient allegedly broke into unoccupied house on University Avenue

Uploaded: Mon, Nov 29, 2010, 4:27 pm

Palo Alto police arrested a homeless man who they said burglarized a house in the city's Crescent Park neighborhood late Sunday afternoon.

Police said Jeremy Safier, 35, broke into a house in the 1400 block of University Avenue at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday and allegedly stole some magazines, a backpack and kitchen cabinet hardware from the house, police Lt. Doug Keith said. The house was undergoing construction at the time and was unoccupied, Keith said.

Safier then allegedly went outside and threw garbage cans on the ground, creating a disturbance that alerted neighbors. A neighbor then called police, who arrived minutes later and made the arrest, Keith said. All stolen property was recovered, he said.

The Sunday burglary did not appear to be related to the attempted robberies that occurred in Palo Alto earlier this month, Keith said. Both of those incidents involved armed men who engaged in brief scuffles with victims before running away.

Gennady Sheyner

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mug shot?
College Terrace
on Nov 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm
mug shot?, College Terrace
on Nov 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm
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Please post the mug shot of the perp. We need to look out if we seem him around our neighborhood.


homegirl
another community
on Nov 30, 2010 at 8:12 am
homegirl, another community
on Nov 30, 2010 at 8:12 am
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You should be looking out for everyone in your neighborhood.


DDee
Crescent Park
on Nov 30, 2010 at 11:18 am
DDee, Crescent Park
on Nov 30, 2010 at 11:18 am
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Pretty cut and dry that this man is either/or, both/and mentally ill or, and I suspect most probably, really desperate to have been arrested.
Sad statement on our affairs when one of the growing numbers of homeless finds jail the best way to survive the harsh weather here in the midst of one of the most affluent communities in America.
It isn't new... my grandfather told me stories of many such occurances and survival strategies back in the First Great Depression.


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