Last updateWed, 31 Aug 2016 5pm

Police believe suspect used Airbnb to case target

Mountain View Police Department detectives are investigating the case of a Newark man accused of using a short-term rental service to case a home he eventually burglarized.

Detectives arrested David M. Lefevre Aug. 12 and charged him with residential burglary, possession of stolen property, identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and possession of another’s identity to commit identity theft. He is being held at the Santa Clara County Main Jail on $145,000 bail.

Anti-DUI campaign continues through Labor Day

An aggressive anti-DUI campaign underway in conjunction with the Labor Day holiday weekend has netted the arrests of 35 local individuals, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office reported this week.

Law enforcement officials representing 13 local agencies made the arrests between 12:01 a.m. Aug. 19 and midnight Tuesday, but the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign continues through midnight Monday.

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Suspicious car spotted on Sylvian Way

Police received a call concerning a suspicious car on Sylvian Way Aug. 27. A passerby reported that a Ford white-panel van was initially parked on the street and then drove slowly down the road. Los Altos police were unable to establish contact with the driver.

Men get stuck in museum elevator

A groom and groomsman got stuck in the elevator at the Los Altos History Museum Aug. 27. They were able to get out of the elevator and out of the two-story building in time for the wedding.

Los Altos man, 58, dies in Foothill crash

fatal foothillA single-car accident on Foothill Expressway claimed the life of a local man Monday.

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Breaking and entering

Los Altos police responded to an alarm call at IKB Design & Construction at 346 Main St. Aug. 22. According to company president Ilona Lindauer, suspects kicked in the front door and stole four desktop computers valued at an estimated $4,000 before exiting through the store’s rear door. Officers are investigating.


A mountain bike was reported stolen from Los Altos High School Aug. 17. Police are investigating the incident as a theft.


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