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San Jose police arrest 10 residents for burglaries in a dozen cities

Original post made on Aug 31, 2019

San Jose police this week arrested 10 San Jose residents in connection with commercial burglaries in more than a dozen Bay Area cities, including Palo Alto and Mountain View, since January.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10:18 AM

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Posted by Miriam Palm
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 31, 2019 at 11:19 am

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Great work and congratulations to the cops!


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 31, 2019 at 12:09 pm

Good work by the SJPD. This was a professional crime gang and hopefully they will be locked up in state prison for many years.


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 31, 2019 at 4:17 pm

I'll venture they are all out on bail already. Please correct me if I am wrong. That information is rarely given even to the victims, let alone the general public.


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Posted by Yardbird From Palo Alto
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 31, 2019 at 6:46 pm

>>> I'll venture they are all out on bail already. Please correct me if I am wrong. That information is rarely given even to the victims, let alone the general public.

^^^ This depends on a number of factors (i.e. previous record, bail amount, nature of the crime etc.).

A bail of $60,000.00 requires a 5% posting by the bondsman ($3,000.00). Bail listed as $40,000.00 or less can usually be waived with an 'on recognizance' release depending on past criminal record of arrest.

DUIs are generally posted as $40K or less and minor infractions are typically listed at $10,000.00 to $40,000.00.

I am speaking from experience as I was once booked for GTA which typically has a bail set at $60,000.00 to $75,000.00 depending on one's past record & replacement cost of the car.

Better to steal a clunker Toyota than a Porsche...just saying.

County jail sucks...lousy food, periodic lockdowns & gang affiliations are regularly enforced by the inmates.

Breakfast @ 4:30AM - questionable chorizo slop, biscuit, dollop of cream of wheat + 1/3 container of milk.

Lunch @11:30AM - 4 slices of bread, 4 slices of bologna, small bag of peanuts, apple or orange + a Kool-Aid packet.

Dinner @ 4:30PM - nondescript casserole + some bread, fruit & Kool-Aid packet.

Toilets/crappers & showers are separated by sheets. No bottled water & one must drink from bathroom tap.

80-120 accommodated in bunkbeds & guards treat inmates like scum of the earth.

Not a pleasant place (Elmwood/Milpitas) but probably better than some county jail in the Deep South where there is a complete absence of class & humanity.

Best to avoid county jail at all costs. Time moves slowly & it is incredibly boring. Minorities bond & there is protection. The mentally ill, homosexuals & child molesters are pre-screened & separated from the general jail population.

Lousy library & medical treatment facility. No coffee or smoking.

A one night stay is bad enough. To be here 3-6 months would be unbearable.

Santa Clara County jail has gone 'retro' in that the orange jumpsuits have been replaced by black/white striped 'scrubs'...a Cool Hand Luke Vibe.

Currently on the streets but will probably be back someday. It's a lifestyle for some & the key is to keep the crime low level...even though state prison food is better.









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Posted by Been There...Done That
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 1, 2019 at 3:06 pm

Palo Alto people usually don't go to jail.

They tend to get diversion & probation.


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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 2, 2019 at 1:41 am

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Are there any photos of those who were arrested? It might help if anyone who might have been a victim of their crimes can recognize them.


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 2, 2019 at 6:28 am

@Nayali, try Web Link while it lasts.
Probably other sources out there as well.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 2, 2019 at 9:09 am

The police press release has mug shots: Web Link


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Posted by County Jail Revisited
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 2, 2019 at 6:11 pm

Would locking up more homeless individuals in Palo Alto on vagrancy charges alleviate the homeless situation in our city?

The incarcerated would get three meals a day + a bed & roof over their heads & opportunity for regular showers. Plus there is TV & a library.


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Posted by Tecsi
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Sep 3, 2019 at 10:31 pm

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I would like to understand the recidivism of such burglars. Do they go to jail for 3/6/12 months and then start their criminal activity all over again? I recall one such person saying, yes, because that’s the only thing he knew how to do.


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 4, 2019 at 8:03 am

Wow, check out all the stolen driver's licenses. I wonder if any of those are counterfeit. Between stolen and fake IDs, you never know what someone might doing under your identity.


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