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Police calls: Ten home burglaries reported

Original post made on Jul 30, 2013

Police Calls from Ladera, Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Atherton and Menlo Park.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 8:41 AM

Comments (9)

Posted by Linda, a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:07 am

RE: Police Report -- So sad. Life was not always so threatened by property crime not that long ago.

Posted by Fed Up, a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Jul 30, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Thank Sacramento and Prisoner Realignment for this increase in property crime.

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 30, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Fed up:

you need to thank a judge. Prison realignment wasn't up to Sacto.

Posted by Beth, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm

While we feed the insatiable financial appetites of the 1%, we blindly are creating people of poverty desperate for a way to get some cash and meet basic needs. We do little to provide help, jobs and a good, worthwhile education system (why not have trade schooling, etc., for high school) these days or something that provides people with skills for working, decent minimum wage laws, good transportation that is get the idea.

Posted by Fed Up, a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Jul 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

Menlo Voter,

Wrong, Sacramento did not fund the needed prisons in turn creating the overcrowding. Realignment was a bad solution to a problem they created. As to Beth, these thieves would make more on today's minimum wage than from stealing our belongings. At some point personal responsibility is required. Plenty of people in poverty do not resort to breaking the laws and violating other people.

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 31, 2013 at 7:15 am

Fed up:

if you want to really look at the big picture, I'd say our ridiculous drug laws are at the bottom of most of the prison overcrowding problem. Putting people in prison for drug possession is just stupid and creates a ridiculous demand for prison space. That money could be better spent on treatment programs. Frankly, it would cost a lot less than building prisons.

Posted by Fed Up, a resident of Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:11 am

Menlo Voter,

I am in COMPLETE agreement with you on the drug laws. Though I am not sure the size of the BIG PICTURE it comprises, it is a start.

I just know AB109 is leading to an increase in crime and AB900, though partially defunded, was not enough.

Posted by responsible people, a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Jul 31, 2013 at 1:59 pm

AB this and legislators that, come on...How about teaching personal responsibility BY MOM AND/OR DAD to start with. I am tired of hearing people complain that the government is too permissive or overly punitive. My family doesn't steal, do drugs, drive drunk or cheat because we have a sense of obligation to ourselves and our community. I see to many parents saying "boys will be boys" and not admonishing poor choices early. We can all do better.

Posted by Thief with the munchies, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I had a fabulous repast on Pope Street where I feasted on some extra chewy brownies, a gallon of "Strawberry Fields" Electric Kool Aid and some faux spinach lasagna to die for.

Bon Appetit

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