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Crime brief: Atherton police respond to weekend burglary

Original post made on Jan 12, 2021

Police reported a burglary on Saturday evening in Atherton. It's the latest in a string of burglaries reported in town since October.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 11:48 AM

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Posted by Really !
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:20 pm

Really ! is a registered user.

"alarm company did not report the activation to police until 10 minutes after the alarm was tripped..."
So much for the service they provide.
Key takeaway here is TEST YOUR ALARM and don't assume speedy response.
Please disclose the name of the alarm company.


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:37 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

I thought APD was set up to receive alarms directly from the citizen alarm systems.


Posted by Thoughtful
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm

Thoughtful is a registered user.

Menlo Voter, they are, but now they charge for it, so some residents figure they may as well pay for third party monitoring. What I find hard to process is thought most everyone is at home these days. How are break ins occurring in such a rampant fashion?


Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 12, 2021 at 3:46 pm

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Thoughtful:

I have heard that many of the wealthy of Atherton have left town for one of their other homes that are more remote due to Covid. Don't know if it's true, but it's a possible explanation.


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