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Victim's body found in Los Altos-connected homicide


Kyle Myrick

Following a search that lasted nearly a week, San Jose police found the body of a homicide victim allegedly killed by a Los Altos man.

Police discovered the body of 28-year-old Kyle Myrick Jan. 28 near Jameson Creek Road in Santa Cruz County. Myrick’s friends and family, as well as police, took to social media last week to pursue leads on the whereabouts of the then-missing motorbike enthusiast from San Jose. Information led police to the remote Santa Cruz Mountains, where they uncovered Myrick’s body at approximately 4 p.m.

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Police warn of home repair fraud

Following recent illegal solicitations, Los Altos Police remind residents to beware of unlicensed contractors and home repairmen.

Common types of home repair fraud include roofing repair, driveway sealing or pressure washing and automobile repair. It is unlawful for contractors to solicit services door-to-door in Los Altos.

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Police Blotter

Arrest

Jan. 25, 10:28 a.m., 1 block of San Antonio Road: Arrest by warrant.

Burglary, theft

Jan. 25, 11:46 a.m., Pico Lane and East Portola Avenue: Grand theft.

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Los Altos resident arrested for suspected murder of missing man


A Los Altos man was arrested Jan. 23 in the presumed murder of another man who went missing the day before, according to San Jose Police Deparment officials.

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Police catch suspected burglar using cellphone tracker


Cellphone tracking technology led Los Altos police to a suspected burglar earlier this month.

Police said a Los Altos resident’s home surveillance footage showed a man on a bicycle, later identified as Juan Carlos Lopez, stealing a cellphone from an unlocked vehicle on the 100 block of Chester Circle.

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MV police arrest man for kidnapping

A Mountain View man was arrested last week after he allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend, brandished a gun at a tow truck driver and issued criminal threats.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. Jan. 13, Mountain View police responded to the 600 block of Mariposa Avenue on reports of a domestic disturbance. When police arrived, the victim told police that her boyfriend, identified as Orlando Rivera, had come to her work in Los Altos and forced her at gunpoint to drive them both back to Mountain View.

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Family of cyclist killed on Page Mill seeks witnesses


Donnelly

Dissatisfied with the results of a California Highway Patrol report, the family of a bicyclist who died after a collision with a car on Page Mill Road is seeking witnesses to the accident to come forward.

Palo Alto resident Jeffrey Phillip Donnelly, 52, died Nov. 3 from injuries sustained during a collision with a Volkswagen Golf near the intersection of Page Mill Road and Christopher Lane. The driver of the car, a 19-year-old Palo Alto man, was not injured in the crash.

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