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By Henrietta J. Burroughs                       Follow East Palo Alto Today on
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Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2011     
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The East Palo Alto Police Department issued a crime alert today, which cited an alarming increase in burglaries taking place in East Palo Alto. The crime alert stated that most of the burglaries were occurring in an area of the city bounded from north to south by Runnymede Street to East Bayshore Road and from east to west by Pulgas Avenue to University Avenue. This area is one of four police beats and it is known as Beat Three.

The police stated that many of these reports are happening because residents are leaving doors and windows unlocked. So, in the crime alert, city residents are being reminded, first and foremost, to lock all of their windows and doors.

See the full crime alert below:

There has been an alarming increase in burglaries & most of the victims have left their windows or doors open.  We are sending out a reminder to lock your doors and windows!
    • victims have been leaving their windows or doors unsecured
    • most of our victims did not have an alarm
    • 3 suspects have been arrested

What: Residential Burglaries
When: most have occurred between 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: most have occurred in Beat Three

What you can do!
Please call our 24 hour dispatch number if you see any suspicious persons or activity in your neighborhood.  650-321-1112.
You can also text message us at Tip Now 650-409-6792

To contact Henrietta J. Burroughs, the author of this article, email epatoday@epatoday.org



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