News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 0324201502
Subject :

Police Arrest Three Juveniles for Attempted Residential Burglary
Contact : Brian Philip, Detective Sergeant, Police Department    650-329-2413
Palo Alto, CA -- A prompt call from an alert neighbor who witnessed two juveniles attempting to hoist a third through an exterior window of a home led to police arresting all three suspects a few blocks away.

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at about 10:19 a.m., our 24-hour dispatch center received reporting an in-progress residential burglary of a home in the 200 block of Hawthorne Avenue.  The witness said that they saw two juvenile males trying to push a juvenile female through an open exterior window to a neighbor's home.  The witness also saw that two window screens had been removed from the home.  The witness had yelled out at the suspects, who then ran away, immediately prior to calling the police.

Officers responded to the area immediately and located all three suspects at the intersection of Bryant Street at Everett Avenue.  The investigation revealed the suspects had removed the window screens to the home and were intending to enter the home to burglarize it, but did not have a chance to go inside due to the alert neighbor’s actions.  All three juveniles (two males and one female) are 15-year-old residents of East Palo Alto, and police arrested each of them for attempted residential burglary and conspiracy (both felonies).  Police transported the suspects to the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.

In accordance with our standard release of information procedures, no additional information on the suspects is available since they are under the age of 18.  We do not release booking photographs of juveniles in such situations.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via our free mobile app, downloadable at or