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East Side Burglaries

Thursday, August 31st, 2006 · 3 Comments

There’s been a string of about 10 burglaries in Saratoga lately, and police suspect they’re all related. Last week the house across the street from mine was burgled during daytime hours. I heard nothing was stolen, but the place was ransacked, and the cops did come by to take a statement from me the day it happened. Being a small, very safe community, neighbors are naturally uneasy about all this. And everyone has been curious why the Saratogian had not covered the story… until today. I’m quoted in today’s front-page story by Matt, who drove past my place yesterday when I happened to be sitting out front:

Burglaries rattle Spa City neighborhoods:

A_nderson lives across the street from the house that was burglarized in the daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. last week.

‘Overall I feel pretty safe,’ A_nderson said, noting that some of his other neighbors are a little less comfortable.

He attributes his feeling of safety to his two dogs, Stella and Happy, and the fact that he works from home and is usually in the house for most of the day.

However, A_nderson said he will make sure his doors are locked from now on, something he previously would not focus his attention on if leaving his house for just a short while.

Police are asking anyone who has information about the burglaries or sees suspicious activities in their neighborhood to contact the Saratoga Springs Police Department at 584-1800.

Burglars beware: Stella and Happy are very large, very fierce dogs who don’t take shit from anyone. And Stella has burglar-stopping experience: In San Francisco, shortly before we moved, local crackheads tried to force their way into our apartment while Jen was home and I was visiting my brother in Arizona. Stella threw herself at the door, barking and hackles raised, and the crackheads took off as Jen heard them yell: “That’s where that big, crazy dog lives!”

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah // Aug 31, 2006 at 10:28 am

    Now the local burglers know what your dogs look like & their names. Quick, get them into witness protection!

  • 2 Matt // Aug 31, 2006 at 11:07 am

    I am the greatest. Anybody else notice how I capture the emotion of young Gabe and his concerns as a young sucessful software company employee. I really felt that came through very well.

  • 3 Dave // Sep 7, 2006 at 11:36 pm

    Geeze, Gabe. Not locking your doors? I figured your time in California would have made you do otherwise! :-)