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MADD recognizes Los Altos officers

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently recognized two Los Altos Police officers among a host of law enforcement officials.

The organization honored Los Altos Police Agent Eric Brooks and Officer Jessica Vernon at its 17th California Statewide Law Enforcement & Community Recognition Dinner, held May 31 in Sacramento, for their efforts in combatting drunk driving. MADD is a national nonprofit organization with 2 million members and supporters with a mission to stop drunken driving, prevent underage drinking and assist the victims of drunken-driving crimes.

According to Los Altos Police Capt. Andy Galea, MADD recognized both officers for tallying the highest number of impaired driving arrests within the department in 2013.

Malicious mischief

June 9, 9:01 p.m., 1400 block of Richardson Avenue: A resident contacted police to report that someone slashed the tires on his car. The victim told police that he believed the culprit was his girlfriend’s former boyfriend.

Petty theft

June 10, 1:23 p.m., 100 block of State Street: A female victim contacted police to report that someone stole her purse while she was eating at a local establishment.

Identity thefts

June 10, 2:09 p.m., 400 block of La Prenda Road: A resident called police to report that someone stole her identity after she received a collection notice for a credit account she didn’t open.

June 10, 3:34 p.m., 1300 block of Harwalt Drive: A resident reported that someone used his or her daughter’s Social Security information to fraudulently file taxes with the Internal Revenue Service.

– Diego Abeloos

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June 10, 5:31 p.m., Fremont and Fallen Leaf avenues: A driver contacted police after a female motorist in a four-door tan sedan struck the victim’s car and fled the scene of the accident.

Auto burglary

June 10, 8:55 p.m., 1000 block of North San Antonio Road: An unknown suspect stole a backpack and two laptops by smashing the window of a vehicle parked near Armadillo Willy’s and Chef Chu’s.

DUI arrest

June 11, 10:52 p.m., Almond Avenue and San Antonio Road: Police arrested a 42-year-old female motorist for driving under the influence of alcohol. She was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Commercial burglary

June 12, 3:23 p.m., 0-100 block of Main Street: A downtown store employee contacted police to report that a male suspect entered the store upon its opening and stole $80 from the cash register. The employee was busy working on the shop floor when the theft occurred, according to police.

Residential burglaries

June 13, 8:54 a.m., 500 block of Panchita Way: An unknown suspect stole a table saw overnight from a home construction site.

June 13, 8:57 a.m., 200 block of Mt. Hamilton Avenue: An unknown suspect entered the garage area of an unoccupied home under construction and stole construction tools. The suspect then entered the home and stole a television.

June 15, 10:07 a.m., 2000 block of Fallen Leaf Lane: A homeowner called police after he found someone stealing tools from an area near the front of his home, which was under construction. Police described the suspect as a heavy-set male in his 30s with a beard and shaggy hair. The suspect fled the scene in a two-tone green-over-gray 1990s Dodge Dakota pickup truck. He was last seen driving eastbound on Homestead Road.

Solo injury accident

June 14, 5:04 p.m., Foothill Expressway and Magdalena Avenue: A cyclist was taken to Stanford Hospital with facial injuries after a solo crash on Foothill Expressway.

– Diego Abeloos

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