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


Subject :

Police Solve School Burglary and Arrest Suspects
Contact : Sandra Brown, Public Information Officer, Palo Alto Police Department    650.704.2930
Palo Alto CA -- Police recovered two stolen laptops this morning while serving a search warrant in East Palo Alto. The laptops were stolen during an overnight burglary at Gunn High School about two weeks ago.

On the night of July 21-22, 2011, a classroom at Gunn High School was burglarized and two laptops were stolen. Through investigative work, the Palo Alto Police Department was able to identify a suspect and the location of the laptops. This morning, police served a search warrant and recovered the stolen property. Palo Alto Police arrested 18 year old Alfredo Antonio Gonzalez, Jr., of East Palo Alto, for burglary. Additionally, 18 year old Nayely Anahi Castillo also of East Palo Alto, was arrested for possession of stolen property. See the attached photos of both suspects.

This burglary at Gunn High School was one of several break-ins in recent weeks that have targeted Palo Alto schools. The Police Department realizes that students are the real victims in these burglaries and is working tirelessly to solve these crimes, recover stolen property and hold the responsible persons accountable.

Anyone with information about burglaries at Palo Alto schools is encouraged to call the Police Department at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to or anonymous voicemails and text messages can be sent to (650) 383-8984.