Daytime burglary nets computers, jewelry

Three computers and miscellaneous jewelry was stolen from a house in the 700 block of Hans Avenue during the day on Feb. 10, police said.

It appears that a burglar, or burglars, kicked in the door to the garage, and then forced open a second door to get in the house, said Liz Wylie, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department. A number of Apple products were taken in the burglary, including a Macbook Air laptop, an iMac desktop computer and an iPad tablet computer -- all together worth an estimated $3,600. The jewelry stolen was valued at roughly $60.

Wylie said there is little the victims -- a 39-year-old woman and 41-year-old man -- could have done to prevent the burglary, which occurred sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

"This kind of case is pretty rare," Wylie said, noting that generally burglars enter homes and apartments through open doors and windows. The only thing Wylie could suggest to defend a home against a break-in such as this is an alarm system.

"We encourage people to have alarm systems at their house and to have them activated when they are not home," she said.


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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm

"We encourage people to have alarm systems at their house and to have them activated when they are not home," she said.

Wylie forgot to point out that you have to cut a check for $15 to MVPD every year in order to have a legal alarm system. It's MVPD's version of a self licking ice cream. There's no way apparently to stop this type of crime, so get an alarm system installed and start pay the police every year for not protecting you with more patrols and less speed traps.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Feb 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Ned, your comments reflect a well informed and reasonable point of view. How many speed traps does MVPD operate?

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Posted by Rogerthat
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Feb 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Rogerthat is a registered user.

So Ned, if you don't want speed traps, don't speed. But enforcing the speed limit doesn't necessarily constitute a speed trap.

If everyone would drive like a responsible citizen the police wouldn't have to spend their time enforcing traffic laws to make the roadways and sidewalks safer. Make it your patriotic duty to obey all laws, even the laws covering the operatation of a motorized vehicle. Put the cell phone down, drive the speed limit, stop at stop signs/lights, give right-of-way, use your signals, wipers on/lights on...

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