Police Blotter


Aug. 17, 12:30 p.m., 600 block of Glen Alto Drive: An unknown suspect entered a garage, cut the lock and stole an expensive bicycle.

Aug. 18, 6 a.m., 1300 block of Garthwick Drive: Someone stole a 14-foot flatbed trailer.


Fire authorities on high alert due to drought

Voracious wildfires threatening homes and forestlands across the state have attracted national attention, including the watchful eyes of local officials concerned that persistent drought conditions could contribute to similar blazes in the Bay Area.

Lightning fires ignited late last month continue to menace tens of thousands of acres within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Within the Sierra National Forest, a blaze allegedly started by a teenage boy charred more than 5,700 acres. And in Southern California, the Anza fire between Temecula and Palm Desert grew to 500 acres before firefighters reached 100 percent containment last week.


Police Blotter

Police search

Much of southern Mountain View experienced a late night Saturday as a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office helicopter hovered overhead until near midnight, assisting in a police search centered on El Camino Real and Grant Road.

Shino Tanaka, Mountain View Police public information officer, said witness reports of a bleeding man in the area at 9 p.m. prompted a two-hour search for a suspect in a possible assault with a deadly weapon. Near midnight on Castro Street, police identified a 19-year-old man described as a transient resident of Mountain View who was bleeding from a puncture wound on his abdomen. He was transported to the hospital.


Police view Blach's 'disgusting' graffiti as hate crime

It may have been a thoughtless juvenile act of vandalism, but the graffiti images – a phallic symbol accompanied by a swastika – were beyond offensive to Neil Tuch.

Tuch came across the image July 30, spray-painted prominently on the wooden wall outside the entrance to the Chorus/Drama room at Blach Intermediate School in Los Altos.


Police chief lays out parking limits, fines

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
A Los Altos police officer issues a ticket for an illegally parked vehicle downtown.

It’s summertime, and while the livin’ may be easy, that’s not always the case for motorists seeking a parking space in downtown Los Altos.

With popular seasonal events such as the weekly Los Altos Farmers’ Market comes the inevitable pinch on the area’s 1,400 free parking spots.


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Burglary, theft

Aug. 6, 2:13 p.m., 100 block of North El Monte Avenue: An unknown suspect stole an electric motor valued at $120 from a fishing boat in a resident’s carport.

Aug. 6, 2:37 p.m., 1900 block of Alford Avenue: An unknown suspect stole a rifle, ammunition and an iPad from a residence. There was no sign of forced entry.


Residents help police nab burglary suspects

Courtesy of Los Altos Police Department
Police used security-camera footage to identify two burglary suspects.

With assistance from the public, Los Altos Police identified two suspects in a residential burglary earlier this year. Police arrested both suspects last month.

Daron Malik Meacham, 19, of East Palo Alto and Dennis Lamont Miller Jr., 21, of Menlo Park became suspects in a May 15 burglary on Harrington Court after Los Altos Police released a photograph and surveillance footage of two unknown individuals caught on a home security camera.


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