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Pair arrested in string of car break-ins after they were tracked with victim's device

Original post made on Jan 24, 2022

Two men who allegedly broke into cars on Thursday were arrested after one of the victims tracked their movements via an electronic device they are suspected of taking from her parked car.

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Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jan 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm

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It’s fun to see all our neighbors screeching about the racisms and the mean policemen on the retirement/possible sheriff run articles about Bob Jonsen, but absolute crickets in these comments when they make good arrests. Of course the soft on crime DA they elected will have these boys out in the street and low to no prosecution, allowing them to keep stealing… but that’s unpleasant to think about, so we don’t.

Posted by Seer
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jan 25, 2022 at 9:12 am

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Let me guess: these guys are instantly out on no-bail, no jail, systemic stupidity. it's society's fault that they're dangerous useless parasites. My grandparents came here penniless, speaking a different language, facing across the board racist limitations in what they could do for work, where they could live, limits on schooling. But stealing was unthinkable, education was all and the children became a business leader, a high-end physicist, a school teacher, a successful artist.

There are definitely though significantly reduced systemic issues that are encrusted in cultural child-rearing, outlook, and goals. I don't know how you change cultural expressions, but that's what generates criminals and it's enhanced, not suppressed by just letting them roam and being told that it's their victims fault.

Posted by Palo Alto Res
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 25, 2022 at 11:09 am

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that is odd. When our car got stolen in Palo Alto, and it was found in RWC, the Palo Alto police wanted nothing to do with the perpetrator who stole the car (we found ID and receipts of the thief left behind in the car... who had been convicted of vandalizing mailboxes in Menlo Park before).

The Palo Alto PD told us to call RWC police as it is out of their jurisdiction as the car was found in RWC even if our car was stolen in Palo Alto.

I'm surprised Palo Alto PD actually didn't call up Mountain View police and instead went out of their jurisdiction and then went into Los Altos and arrested the thieves.

Why is grand theft auto (our Toyota was stolen in Palo Alto) not an issue if it is out of Palo Alto city jurisdiction, but small electronic items found in Mountain View and eventually in Los Altos within Palo Alto Police jurisdiction.

Whats up with the inconsistency Palo Alto PD? This is the real issue of why people don't trust the police. Irregular and inconsistent behaviors.

Posted by Shirley 'Mac'
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 25, 2022 at 11:24 am

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What kind of device did the owner of the car have that she could track location? If not expensive might all cars we equipped with the same? Either by the owner or the car manufacture install.
I'd pay for one if under $100. Even though I park my car in the garage when not in use.

Posted by WhatAboutme
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 25, 2022 at 11:43 am

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Shirley 'Mac' :
Maybe you could call PAPD non-emergency and inquire. I wonder if this was an AirTag?

Palo Alto Res :
Why not ask the PAPD, maybe because this was a multi-car theft ring. Maybe you car stolen was at a time they were busy with all the BLM protests?

I don't think the majority of Palo Alto residents distrust the police.

Posted by Barry Weiss
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 25, 2022 at 12:09 pm

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Soft on crime mentalities are actually promoting further crime via their progressive delusions.

The criminals are NOT the victims of society as some would like you to believe.

They are recurrent felons who should be locked-up until arraignment, pre-trial hearings, and trial + conviction are fully completed.

The reduced bail initiatives contribute to the ongoing crime sprees.

Do we want a safer society or further concessions for the hard-core criminal element?

We cannot have both.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jan 25, 2022 at 5:16 pm

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The victim probably had Find My Phone enabled.

When someone stole our credit card information to order stuff from Apple, the PA police declined to do anything even though they had the East Palo Alto address to which the Apple gear was shipped.

Also did you read today's report about the Virginia woman who traveled her to and repeatedly stalked and thatened Apple CEO and PA resident Tim Cook? Did they bother to check if she was really armed? Nope.

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"Former Santa Clara County prosecutor Steven Clark said when someone applies for a restraining order, courts “tend to err on the side of caution” but the danger “has to be immediate and there has to be a perceived ability to carry out the threat.”

That's the same excuse used to let the drunken stalker of councilwoman Lydia Kou off with a slap om the wrist because he wasn't "immediately" threatening to rape her, kill her, slit her throat, harm her kids and to keep calling until she changed her phone number at the exact moment they asked if she was in "immediate" danger at the time they called!

Because those 6 or 7 calls were only repeated but not "immediate," so e was only charged with a misdemeanor and his record was expunged after attending a few AA classes because being drunk was worse than repeatedly threatening violence.

So who's going to change the laws and who's the best DA candidate??