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Prowler allegedly brandishes knife at resident

Original post made on Apr 14, 2022

A man prowling in the backyard of a Palo Alto home on Wednesday evening allegedly pulled a knife on a resident who confronted him through a window, police said Thursday.

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2022 at 4:12 pm

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Crime must now be the most talked about topic of conversation between residents, second now to traffic and Express Lanes on 101.

Posted by No heat
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Apr 14, 2022 at 4:30 pm

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The PAPD is completely out of touch. Nobody can keep their side yard gate locked all the time because meter readers need access.

Posted by Another Bob
a resident of Community Center
on Apr 14, 2022 at 5:03 pm

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The police are right--keeping your side gate locked is a really good idea. You can find out when the meter readers are coming and be sure the gate is unlocked on that day. Or, you can read the meters yourself and email the readings to the City. It's very easy. Having the gate locked cuts your risk considerably.

Posted by Jamie
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 14, 2022 at 6:22 pm

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You can also read your own meter and submit online.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 16, 2022 at 8:47 am

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Stop this crime wave now! It happened again to a man with a child in the car last evening. Something must be done to stop this.

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