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Man arrested for prowling near Stanford University

Original post made on May 3, 2017

A man arrested for prowling on Monday could be connected with two indecent exposure cases at Stanford University last month, the school's Department of Public Safety said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 8:53 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 3, 2017 at 10:06 am

I sure hope they make sure this is the right guy. A sex crime charge is a life sentence nowadays.

Posted by Curious
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 3, 2017 at 12:36 pm

What is the definition of "prowling"?

Posted by Webster
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on May 3, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Prowling generally refers to the crime of lurking in an area with an intent to commit a crime. Laws governing prowling vary by state, so local laws should be consulted for applicability in your area.

The following is an example of a state law dealing with prowling:

ยง61.30. Loitering or Prowling; Defined & Punished; Defenses. (a) A person commits a violation if he loiters or prowls in a place, at a time, or in a manner not usual for law-abiding individuals under circumstances that warrant alarm for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity.
Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such alarm is warranted is the fact that the person takes flight upon appearance of a peace officer, refuses to identify himself, or manifestly endeavors to conceal himself or any object. (b) Unless flight by the person or other circumstances makes it impracticable, a peace officer shall prior to any arrest for an offense under this Section afford the person an opportunity to dispel any alarm which would otherwise be warranted, by requesting him to identify himself and explain his presence and conduct. (c) No person shall be convicted of an offense under this Section if the peace officer did not comply with Subsection (b) or if it appears at trial that the explanation given by the person was true and, if believed by the peace officer at the time, would have dispelled the alarm.

Posted by Sea Seelam Reddy
a resident of College Terrace
on May 8, 2017 at 4:39 pm

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