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


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Alert Citizen Helps Police Catch Three Burglars
Contact : Max Nielepko, Officer, Palo Alto Police Department    650-329-2413
Palo Alto, CA - Early this morning, Palo Alto Police arrested three suspects after they burglarized a business in the Town and Country Shopping Center.

On January 5, 2008, at 3:51 a.m., Palo Alto Police received a 9-1-1 call from a deliveryman who stated he saw three suspects inside a closed business named Kirk’s Steakburgers. The deliveryman provided police with the suspects' descriptions as they fled the business.

Palo Alto police set up a perimeter and located the three suspects a short time later hiding near the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Police arrested Raul Ocha, 27, Javier Flores, 23, and a 14-year old juvenile, all of San Jose. All three suspects were charged with burglary.

The police department would like to encourage community members to continue to contact police to report suspicious activity.