Police Blotter


June 11, 12:08 a.m., 400 block of Casita Way: Someone anonymously called the police department to report that his friends were smoking marijuana and were about to drive. The subjects left prior to officers’ arrival, and the call was transferred to the Mountain View Police Department based on their reported direction of travel.

“Driving while high is a crime – it’s a DUI – and a lot of people don’t realize that,” Los Altos Police Agent Katie Krauss said. “Calling was a good thing. If you’re going to call because someone is about to drive intoxicated, get a vehicle description, license plate number and direction of travel or destination.”


Hills residents robbed on golf course

Courtesy of Google Maps
Scene of the robbery

One Los Altos Hills resident suffered a minor injury and another had a $350 golf-range finder stolen by armed robbers on a Pebble Beach golf course June 6.


Ex-Peninsula Symphony director sentenced to nine years for embezzlement, fraud

Disgraced Executive Director Steve Carlton has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for a host of crimes – embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion and forgery – that nearly brought down the Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony.

Carlton, convicted in December, was sentenced Thursday in Santa Clara County Superior Court with approximately 30 onlookers in attendance – most of them longtime supporters of the 64-year-old symphony.


Police rise to the occasion, nab burglary suspect in Los Altos bakery

Los Altos police cornered a suspected burglar at Los Altos Bakery June 1 after the wanted felon rammed into an occupied detective car and led police on a vehicle chase, according to a press release from the Palo Alto Police Department.

No one was injured in the incident.


MV vehicle collision leaves one dead

A traffic accident Thursday morning (May 28) on Moffett Boulevard, near the Highway 85 overpass in Mountain View, has left one man dead.

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office identified the victim as Karl Holladay, a 24-year-old Gilroy resident. He was the only person injured in the accident, according to the Mountain View Police Department.


County officials nix plans for cellphone surveillance technology

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office’s plans to acquire a controversial, taxpayer-funded mobile phone triangulation system are dead – but not as a result of privacy advocates’ protests.

County executives abandoned the purchase of the $500,000 system earlier this month after negotiations between staff and representatives from the manufacturer, Harris Corp., fell through.


Theft suspect arrested after swiping stolen credit cards

Los Altos Police arrested a 50-year-old San Jose man May 13 suspected of stealing a Los Altos resident’s wallet.

The resident reported to police in March that her wallet was missing and had possibly been stolen from her unlocked vehicle. Shortly after, she noticed through online banking that her credit cards were being used at several retail locations in the South Bay.


Schools »

Read More

Sports »

Read More

People »

Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

Browse and buy photos