Palo Alto Crime
Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Palo Alto, CA or anywhere in the US.
Recent Crime News
Yesterday | via The Oak Ridge Observer
Wall Street will be eager to hear details on the Model 3, the all-electric mass-market auto that Chief Executive Elon Musk hopes to start producing in July and selling later this year. The news comes on the heels of recent announcements that Tesla's factory in Fremont, California had temporarily shut down operations in preparation for Model 3 retooling. Comment?
Wednesday | via Palo Alto Weekly
Surveillance footage showed two men trying to gain entry into a home on Roosevelt Circle on Feb. 9. Courtesy of Palo Alto Police Department. Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they believe stole jewelry and other valuables from a home in the Fairmeadow neighborhood last week and who tried to burglarize another home on the same block but gave up when they couldn't gain entry. Comment?
Sunday Feb 19 | via KRON 4
Police are searching for a suspect who threw a woman to the ground Saturday night as she was walking through a Palo Alto park during an attempted robbery. A woman in her 20s was walking her small dog along the foot path in the park. Comment?
Monday Feb 13 | via San Jose Mercury News
A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday in connection with a disturbance at a Mountain View auto parts store in which a customer was clubbed with a carburetor cover, authorities said. The incident was reported around 2:50 p.m. at O'Reilly Auto Parts on the 2600 block of California Street. Comment?
Monday Feb 13 | via Pacifica Tribune
Palo Alto Police are seeking these two men as suspects in an attempted purse snatching at Stanford Shopping Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Palo Alto police are searching for two suspects who punched a woman in the face during an attempted purse snatching on Saturday at the Stanford Shopping Center. Comment?
Monday Feb 13 | via Mountain View Voice
A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a dust-up at an O'Reilly Auto Parts in Mountain View, where he allegedly yelled at employees, attacked another customer with a carburetor cover and hit a car when he left, police said. Witnesses told police that the man, later identified as David Oakley, had come into the store on the 2600 block of California Street at about 2:50 p.m. and was upset that he had been given the wrong car part, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. Comment?
Monday Feb 13 | via Canada.com
Con man James Hogue, a.k.a. Alexi Santana, made the Princeton dean's list, the varsity track team, and was even tapped for the prestigious Ivy Club. Alexi Santana was the self-educated running star from the Montana desert, where he trained on his own, riding a horse named "Good Enough" and herding cattle for a living. Comment?
Monday Feb 13 | via Manawatu Evening Standard
Alexi Santana was the self-educated running star from the Montana desert, where he trained on his own, riding a horse named "Good Enough" and herding cattle for a living. He wowed the admissions office at Princeton University with his incredible backstory: His father was an artist who died in a car crash, his mother a sculptor dying of leukemia in Switzerland, he wrote. Comment?
Sunday Feb 12 | via Fox News
A notorious con artist who previously posed as a high school student 10 years his junior, lied his way into Princeton on a track scholarship and was arrested for stealing $50,000 worth of jewels from a Harvard museum pleaded guilty last week to a pair of felonies that could send him back to prison. James Hogue, 57, could receive between one and three years in prison when he's sentenced next month, The Aspen Times reported. Comment?
Friday Feb 10 | via San Jose Mercury News
Palo Alto police tackled and arrested a man Thursday after he emerged from a home in the 200 block of Colorado Avenue with the victim's purse and a broomstick, and was undeterred by a Taser. Trung Quang Daole, 20, showed signs of being under the influence of narcotics as he walked out the front door, waved the broom at officers and ignored officers' commands to stay put, police said in a news release Friday. Comment?
Friday Feb 10 | via Palo Alto Weekly
Trung Quang Daole of Palo Alto was arrested for residential burglary, resisting arrest and being under the influence of narcotics on Thursday, Feb. 9. Photo courtesy of Palo Alto Police Department. A Palo Alto man who allegedly broke into a woman's home was arrested as he exited the residence carrying her goods on Thursday, but not before police shot him with a Taser and wrestled him to the ground, police said in a press release. Comment?
Thursday Feb 9 | via Pacifica Tribune
A con man's three-decade criminal history, which included a stop at Palo Alto High School, has led to another felony conviction. James Hogue, 57, pleaded guilty Monday to felony theft and other charges related to a cache of stolen goods that came to light when he was found living in an illegally built shack at a Colorado ski area, the Aspen Times has reported . Comment?
Wednesday Feb 8 | via Newsday
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Wednesday Feb 8 | via Denver Post
A notorious con man caught with a cache of stolen goods after being found living in an illegally built shack on Aspen Mountain pleaded guilty Monday to two felonies. James Hogue, 57, faces between one and three years in prison after pleading guilty to felony theft between $2,000 and $5,000, felony possession of burglary tools and misdemeanor obstructing police officers. Comment?
Monday Feb 6 | via The Campbell Reporter
Palo Alto police arrested three 16-year-olds from San Jose on Sunday for a residential burglary attempt and are looking for a fourth juvenile involved in the incident who drove away. Police responded about 8:36 p.m. Sunday to the neighborhood near Juana Briones Elementary School after a resident in the 4100 block of Georgia Avenue reported a "stranger was repeatedly banging on her front door," according to a news release issued Monday. Comment?
Friday Feb 3 | via The Campbell Reporter
An alert witness who followed an auto burglar from one Palo Alto shopping center to another on Monday gets the credit for a successful arrest officers made of an Oakland man, police said. After witnessing an auto burglary at the Stanford Shopping Center, 180 El Camino Real, a man jotted down the license plate, called police and then followed the suspect down the street to the Town & Country Shopping Center at 855 El Camino Real, police said in a news release Friday. Comment?
Friday Feb 3 | via Palo Alto Weekly
Joaquin Saturnino-Aguilar of Oakland was booked by Palo Alto police for an alleged auto burglary and other charges. Photo courtesy of Palo Alto Police Department. Comment?
Jan 13, 2017 | via The Campbell Reporter
Palo Alto police arrested Delbin Noe Hernandez-Elvir, left, and Oscar Manuel Elena, right, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Hernandez-Elvir was arrested in connection to two robberies at the Stanford Shopping Center. Comment?
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