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Fifteen Apple laptops lost in Paly break-in

Tower Building incident under 'active investigation,' police say

Fifteen Apple laptops were missing following a break-in at Palo Alto High School over the weekend, Palo Alto police said.

The break-in is under "active investigation," Palo Alto Police Acting Sgt. Chris Hammett said today (May 11).

Paly Principal Phil Winston said a school employee who was working over the weekend called police after noticing a broken window at about 9 a.m. Saturday, according to the Paly Voice, a student news website.

Police arrived and secured the area, and the missing items were identified Monday morning, he said.

"The building was alarmed," Winston told the Voice. "The stuff that was taken was also very secure."

In a separate incident at Paly over the weekend, a window was smashed around 10 p.m. Saturday but nothing was stolen, police said.

Chris Kenrick

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Posted by Measure-A=Fraud
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

One of the promises of the Measure A campaign was to use some of the money to install electronics to detect intruders, such as burglars, and vandals.

So .. where is the surveillance equipment?

More PAUSD FRAUD!


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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Dude - the Tower Building renovation is not scheduled to start for another 3 years.

Ignorant rant at best. Do some homework before popping off.


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Posted by WHAT'S GOING ON AT PALY??
a resident of Gunn High School
on May 10, 2011 at 7:40 pm

THREE YEARS? By then the thieves will have stripped the Tower clean!!

"The building was alarmed," Winston told the Voice.
Hummmm. The alarm must not have been very loud.......................

"The stuff that was taken was also very secure."
HuH??? Perhaps you mean a GPS finder was attached to what ever was taken? Or "stuff" that was locked in a case for show~ which no longer is there and secured?

"In a separate incident at Paly over the weekend, a window was smashed around 10 p.m. Saturday but nothing was stolen, police said."
Perhaps our public investment should be protected with an occasional drive by from the PAPD...just a bit of a deterrent in these hard economic times.....


Waiting to hear some results from the PAPD soon...With all the tech items they have at their disposal, it should be a slam dunk for them...


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Posted by Paly Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on May 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm

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Posted by since
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm

since they are apple ,dont they track every movement. you should be able to find them immediately!


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Posted by turned off?
a resident of Downtown North
on May 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

What tech items do the PD have to find them? How do you track a computer when it is turned off?


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Posted by Outta Control Dept.
a resident of Gunn High School
on May 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Umm, maybe we should not be talking about this until the thieves are caught.....................then let the PAPD explain........


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