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Palo Alto police arrest transient for prowling

Man seen looking into Webster Street apartment at 2 a.m. Thursday

Palo Alto police arrested a local transient Thursday morning after a resident reported that he was looking through her apartment window in the 900 block of Webster Street, police said.

Police responded to the call around 2 a.m. and set up a perimeter, Palo Alto police Sgt. Wayne Benitez said. A canine unit was used as a tracking method and police found Terrence Martin, 28, "hunkered down between two vehicles," Benitez said.

Martin was taken into custody without incident, booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose and charged with prowling and public intoxication, Benitez said.

— Tyler Hanley

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Posted by haha
a resident of Professorville
on Mar 20, 2011 at 6:02 am

he was trying to find a good place to nap


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Posted by concernElder
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 20, 2011 at 9:17 am

Unless you have more details small news like that is kind of controversial.
walk drunk is against the law only if he had the beer bottle with him, but I guess when the police wants to frame someone they can mess anyone's life. about picking in someone's window, please cover the windows, so nobody can pick into your window. closing the perimeter involves 3 or more police cars, and dogs. The Palo Alto Police may have spent about 20k (Twenty Thousand dollars) in resources. It looks like over reaction. said that I am in favor of the new Police Station on Park Avenue. Police should have their own building. Police should not share the same building with any other agency. Police Office cannot be in the Basement of city Hall that is plain ridiculous Police Station. Even in smaller towns Police has it own building. What is going to take for a city with more than 60 thousand people to have its own police Station?


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Posted by Confused
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 21, 2011 at 7:04 am

concernElder-It's going to take a Chief who is not taking on too jobs. It's going to take a Chief who isn't afraid of confrontation and is willing to fight for his people. This isn't the Chief who is going to get you a new police department.


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