- Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2003 19:58
- Written by Scott Wong - Town Crier Staff Writer
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office reported no new leads or suspects in its investigation of three incidents of home vandalism committed against Los Altos Hills officials more than three months ago, according to a spokesman.
"We have no suspect or witness information developed from those incidents," said Deputy Terrance Helm. "It's unsolved at this point."
Over the Sept. 28-29 weekend, suspects threw rocks through the front windows of former Councilwoman Toni Casey's and Planning Commissioner Charles Wong's residences. Planning Commissioner Bill Kerns, who lost a bid for a council seat in November, had a log thrown through his window. The city officials, along with former Councilman Steve Finn, also received threatening phone calls during the campaign.
Threatening phone calls are a misdemeanor, whereas vandalism could carry a felony charge if the amount of damage exceeds $5,000.
Victims suspect the vandalism was politically motivated. No property was taken from the residences, and all three vandalism incidents occurred just two days after the planning commission recommended council adopt a contentious revised town pathways map.
The lame-duck council voted Nov. 7 to adopt the 2002 Master Path Plan, an amendment to the Pathways Element of the Town's General Plan, but some opponents, who argued the map was incomplete and needed further evaluation, passed a referendum repealing the plan last month.