General Crime

* Abigail Lee arrested by Palo Alto police for a number of thefts

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Palo Alto police have arrested a Santa Clara woman who they believe may be responsible for a number of thefts in the county. Just after 7:10 a.m. Monday, police responded to a call from a man who said there was a woman he did not know inside his parked car in the 500 block of Fulton Street. Officers arrived and arrested 30-year-old Abigail Lee, who had been going through the contents of the car and had property stolen from three other victims with her, according to police.

The stolen property included a credit card, a social security card, a gym membership card, and vehicle registration and insurance, police said. Police said Lee had more than 50 car keys with her, one of which was in the ignition of the car she was found in. Investigators believe the key allowed her to enter the car, and because of that is considered a burglary tool, police said. Lee was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of stolen property and attempted vehicle theft, as well as misdemeanor possession of burglary tools and vehicle tampering, police said.

Police said two of the other victims — one from Santa Clara and one from San Jose — told police that someone had burglarized their cars. The third victim, a San Jose resident, did not know how Lee had gotten their property. Detectives are continuing to investigate the possibility that Lee may have been involved in other crimes in Palo Alto.

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