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Heist nets $17,000 in materials from Portola Valley Town Center

Original post made on Aug 15, 2007

A thief or thieves stole an estimated $17,000 in materials Aug. 4 and 5 from a locked equipment container at the Portola Valley Town Center construction site, said Sgt. Gary Brown of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.


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Posted by Annelise Connell
a resident of Portola Valley: Woodside Highlands
on Aug 15, 2007 at 6:16 am

A motion sensor inside the buildings attached to the response system of the Town's security patrol would more effective than lighting to detect crime. The argument that lighting would have deterred criminals is not supported by facts if it was an inside job. The Town's failure to secure a site properly with available does not justify a knee jerk lighting of the Town Center at night.


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