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Police activity results in car crash

Original post made on Sep 2, 2010

A police action in Palo Alto last night may have involved prowlers who have been victimizing residents and reportedly resulted in a crash last night after police from Palo Alto, Stanford and Menlo Park set up a perimeter to hunt for the suspect or suspects.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 2, 2010, 9:58 AM

Comments (14)

Posted by A-Tweet-In-Time
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Sep 2, 2010 at 11:27 am

Google has recently announced a "real time" service:

Here is one "tweet" from someone how lives nearby:

Web Link

Whoa, someone just broke into my neighbor's house. Cops have the block roped off. K9 & everything. This s--t is intense for Palo Alto.

Posted by Robert
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2010 at 11:41 am

Thank you Palo Alto, Stanford and Menlo Park police for keeping us save :) We really appreciate your hard work!

Posted by homegirl
a resident of another community
on Sep 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm

yeah, we all 'know' who qq is...some wannabe who keeps both ears glued to Police Scanners and lives vicariously through others who provide the constant 'entertainment' for this person.
they often post semi-confidential information gleaned from a series of 911 transmissions.
Good thing PA's finest use their MDT's more and more to prevent information hijackers.

Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm

It was actually a quarter mile north of Sand Hill on ECR where a witness spotted the suspect. There was a lot of confusion on the channel with both Menlo and Palo Alto/Stanford units using the same frequency. All in all, they did a great job of flushing them out.

Especially L10 with his dog, give those two a medal! He was flushing, running around, reporting a screeching getaway car, and calling the unit placements.

The poor RP in the 100 block of Waverley just "thought" he might have heard something, but wasn't sure and called it in. If you think you hear something call in. You never know who is inside your base, stealing your flag. ;-)


Posted by Midlander
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

To echo Robert: Yes, many thanks to the three police forces involved!

Posted by Joe
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 2, 2010 at 1:19 pm

PAPD seems to have fewer K9's available recently. On the Georgia incident a few weeks ago, they needed to call in a unit from Sunnyvale. On Friday's home invasion, they need to bring in a unit earlier than their scheduled shift. Did PAPD lose a unit in the past few months? PAPD's K9's are always helpful and frequently requested by outside agencies.

Thanks again to the PAPD for their hard work.

Posted by Sylvia
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm

It would be great if this arrest(s) captured the miserable excuse for human beings who assaulted and tied up the older man.

In any case, whoever the bad guys are, there are fewer of them on the street now.

Posted by K9s
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Sep 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I think PAPD did cut some K9 units. I for one vote we have get a few more. If they have to call them in from other cities or off duty that telss me they need more dogs!

Posted by Mayfield Child
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 3, 2010 at 11:50 am

If it were not for qq, this site would be in pretty sad shape. The only time the police let out most information is if they need the public's is our right to know what is going on and qq seems to pass on information that has been pretty reliable.

Posted by poor dogs
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Sep 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm

calling them k9, like they dont have their own identity. creulty to animals.

Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm

It's k9 when they are on the job. And it's an honorable profession, right up there with service dogs for the blind. Everyone appreciates being able to earn their keep. Are unemployed dogs really happier?

Posted by KathleenK
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm

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Posted by watsey
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Sep 4, 2010 at 2:07 pm

police are used to harass ''undesirables''. very soon many earth people will be ''undesirable''. so watch out who you profile. you could be profiled by the creation, god, whatever.

Posted by Police
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 7, 2010 at 2:01 am

The police need to come to my side of palo alto, and i'm going to have my friends shoot them with paintball guns... Better watch out, my dad had a very high treehouse built for me to play in, and my friends are going to use it.

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