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Police recommend citizen vigilance following residential armed robbery


Los Altos Police last week advised residents to be vigilant in securing their homes after burglars held a homeowner at gunpoint during a recent early-morning break-in.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Dec. 9, police responded to reports of a residential robbery on the 1000 block of Crooked Creek Drive. Police noted that three males wearing masks entered the home through an attached garage. A male resident woke up and confronted them after they gained access. One of the suspects pulled out a firearm and held the victim at gunpoint while the other two burglarized the home.

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DUIs

Dec. 12, 10:35 p.m., North San Antonio Road and Almond Avenue: Police arrested a male motorist in his 50s for driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop. The suspect failed a field sobriety test at the scene and was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Dec. 14, 12:19 a.m., South Rengstorff Avenue and Latham Street: Police arrested a male motorist in his 30s after they determined that he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Los Altos man arrested for child pornography

Los Altos Police last week arrested 68-year-old Los Altos resident Edward Voorhees Jr. for alleged possession of child pornography.

According to Sgt. Mark Bautista, officials from the Santa Clara County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force contacted Los Altos Police last year after they learned that someone in the city had downloaded “harmful matter depicting persons under the age of 18 in a sexual manner.”

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Fire damages Los Altos Hills home

Santa Clara County firefighters extinguished a structure fire on West Loyola Drive in Los Altos Hills Sunday afternoon.

According to officials, the fire appeared to be unintentional and was contained to a bedroom and the hallway in the home. Officials reported smoke damage throughout the structure and estimated the loss at approximately $100,000.

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DUI

Nov. 16, 2:53 a.m., Grant and Covington roads: Police arrested a male motorist for driving under the influence of alcohol after he failed a field sobriety test. The suspect was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Trespassing

Nov. 15, 4:33 p.m., 900 block of North San Antonio Road: Police admonished a homeless man for panhandling near the restroom area of the ARCO gas station. The transient left the property without incident, police reported.

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DUI

Nov. 1, 1:24 p.m., Miramonte and Fremont avenues: Police responded to reports of a solo car accident in the area and found a blue compact vehicle located near the Loyola Bridge embankment at Foothill Expressway. Police determined at the scene that the female was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. She was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Commercial burglaries

Oct. 31, 8:33 a.m., 0-100 block of Third Street: An unknown suspect entered a mixed-use project construction site overnight and stole tools and equipment.

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Solo accident

Oct. 23, 10:37 a.m., 1100 block of Riverside Drive: The driver of a white Tesla mistook the car’s gas pedal for the brake while parking. The car subsequently hopped the curb and crashed into a vacant storefront, above, taking out a plate-glass window and two support beams. The driver was not injured.

Residential burglaries

Oct. 21, 1:03 p.m., 100 block of Pepper Court: An unknown suspect removed a window screen and pried open a kitchen window to enter the home. The victims reported approximately $2,200 worth of electronics missing.

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