Town Square

Post a New Topic

One way to combat crime

Original post made on Feb 6, 2013

With burglaries on the uptick throughout Palo Alto in 2012, Crescent Park stands out among the most targeted neighborhoods. In the past year, burglars struck 26 times, plus another 30 in nearby Duveneck/St. Francis, according to Palo Alto police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 1:59 PM

Comments (3)

Like this comment
Posted by license plates
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Didn't Tiburon install a license plate tracking system so they could record exactly who was entering their city and when? If the Palo Alto city government is too wimpy to build a system like this, there is nothing to stop an enterprising company from doing it. Just rent space from residents so all the cameras are on private property. Aim them at public spaces (like streets) where no one has an expectation of privacy. Install enough cameras so that all the roads in to town are covered. Then take photos of every car coming and going and record the license plate numbers and dates/times forever. If anyone ever wants the data for any purpose, sell it to them for a profit. This is a private enterprise, after all.

Like this comment
Posted by Of course
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm

It makes sense that Crescent Park is targeted.....the richest people live there, the most expensive homes are there, and it butts up against EPA. There is easy access and easy getaway by burglars. I would never live there regardless of the prestige, just because the crime is so bad. One would think that alone would badly affect the property values.

Like this comment
Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 8, 2013 at 1:36 am

And they wonder why people want to severe the Newell bridge to EPA ?

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 2,065 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,504 views


Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.