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Unlocked door allows burglar into home

Original post made on Oct 1, 2009

Early Tuesday morning a 37-year-old woman was awakened from her sleep by a burglar who proceeded to restrain her before robbing her home.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 5:46 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by Concerned Neighbor, a resident of Castro City
on Oct 1, 2009 at 9:16 am

Where does this person live? I want to keep my family safe.

Posted by Anon, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 1, 2009 at 9:58 am

This story should give a location. At least a neighborhood. I start my commute at 7:30 so I could even have seen this suspect if he was in my area. More facts please.

Posted by Daniel DeBolt, Mountain View Voice Staff Writer
on Oct 1, 2009 at 10:26 am

Daniel DeBolt is a registered user.

The incident occurred on the 1900 block of Silverwood Avenue, which is here: Web Link

Posted by Therese, a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 1, 2009 at 11:25 am

This happened in a very quiet and safe community of town homes. It is truly shocking! A lesson to everyone to lock their doors.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm

USA is a registered user.

Yet another crime near Rengstorff Park. How many is it so far this week?

It used to be a good area 25 years ago when I lived the apartments on Central and Rengstorff. The neighborhood changed when the illegals moved in. (Yeah, I know I am un-PC, but that's what happened.)

Posted by Rebuttal, a resident of Jackson Park
on Oct 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

USA, it could be that cause and effect were reversed and the neighborhood went downhill first, then the only people willing to live there were undocumented immigrants.

Posted by AC, a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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The Rengstoff Park area seems to be becoming quite a hot spot. :(

Posted by Thom, a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm

It's a shame! And yes, that neighborhood is not safe, however not locking your door is an invitation to crime. Also, don't jump to the conclusion it was someone illegally here. Undocumented immigrants is a PC term and is not correct. Undocumented immigrants are criminals. Why? They entered the Country illegally thus making them criminal in their action. We don't know who the burglar was. Could have been one of many people that lurk in that part of town. There's a large "community" of street people of all races. Moral of the story - lock your doors people. This isn't some small town where it's safe to do things like that.

Posted by Lock it, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 1, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Bad economy = More crime. Its happening all over. A family friend that lives in Burlingame got a phone call from there local Police department,telling them to lock up. Intruders are window shopping for easy rip offs. Don't be a target. Pay attention to who's in your neighborhood. Also you can see crime reports in your town at this site.Web Link check it out. Don't be a Victim!

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 1, 2009 at 6:18 pm

USA is a registered user.

Rebuttal -- That is an excellent point about causal vs. correlations. However, I do believe that it was the increase in population density of illegals in the area that caused the downturn. The illegals as well as the legal immigrants from poor countries tend to be younger and much less educated that the typical Silicon Valley population that had been in the area. Changes in truancy, property crimes, an academic achievement appear to support that view.

Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 1, 2009 at 6:28 pm

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Lock It -- Even during the Dot Com days, the Rengstorff Park area was in decline.

BTW, if you have the stomach for it, take a look at the sex offender database map. There are a lot of child rapists living east (north) of El Camino. Web Link Sunnyvale and Redwood City have a lot too.

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