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In one night, downtown Palo Alto sees about a dozen vehicle break-ins

Original post made on May 29, 2019

A series of vehicle break-ins occurred in downtown Palo Alto last week, just before the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 6:35 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Victim
a resident of Downtown North
on May 29, 2019 at 9:14 am

Are there security cameras at that garage? Or are revenue generating red light cams a higher priority??

Posted by Set Up A Sting Operation
a resident of Barron Park
on May 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm

The PAPD should set up a 'bait' car with an Apple iPhone or a laptop lying on the front/rear seat. In other words, a stake-out.

After a several arrests are reported, word on the street will be to avoid PA due to this perceived 'threat' of arrest.

Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on May 29, 2019 at 1:20 pm

^ What threat? Word on the street is anybody caught will be quickly released.
Their name won't be released of course.

Posted by A resident
a resident of Midtown
on May 29, 2019 at 6:50 pm

Before you post to complain about police tactics, ask yourself "how did I vote on Prop. 47?" If you voted yes, this is the result of your vote. Turns out, property crimes ARE a lower priority for Santa Clara county, thanks to your vote. Good job. If you voted no -- I'm sorry. Talk to your neighbors and convince them to vote differently next time. But seeing as how Prop. 47 saw overwhelming support in this county, you probably voted yes.

The passage of Prop 47 by referendum back in 2014 has led to a spike in property crime, since most property crime now qualifies as a misdemeanor: Web Link

Posted by Bananaphobia
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 29, 2019 at 8:53 pm

> least 10 break-ins between 6 and 10 p.m. Thursday night,

The victims of the break-ins were probably dining out around that timeframe.

> In five of those cases, no items were taken.

Why would someone break into a car with nothing in it or any visible/noteworthy theft items? What's the point as one always runs the risk of setting off a car alarm?

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