Town Square

Post a New Topic

Atherton crime wave, where are the cops?

Original post made by What gives? on Dec 17, 2013

There seems to be an article every week (or more often) that burglaries are taking place in Atherton, in quite a rampant fashion. The burglars seem to be operating with impunity.

Where is the Atherton police in all of this? This is a small town. Can't they provide a meaningful deterrent to prowlers in the middle of the night?

This is after a rich contract was just awarded, again, making them the highest paid police officers in Northern California by salary (perhaps all of California). This is after the parcel tax was rammed down our throats, again.

Don't tell me we need to hire more cops and pay higher taxes. That's not a solution. May as well move to the sheriff in that case.

Comments (1)

Posted by up or down?, a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Well, APD, is crime up, or down?

Surely you can look it up...

... in the newspapers that are always found in various donut shops...

;-)


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 3,142 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,398 views

Just say no
By Jessica T | 6 comments | 1,333 views

Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 843 views

As They Head Back To School, Arm Them With This
By Erin Glanville | 4 comments | 316 views