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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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Minor injury accidents

Oct. 17, 10:28 a.m., 600 block of Fremont Avenue: Police responded to a report of a bicyclist colliding with a pedestrian in a private parking lot. The pedestrian was treated on scene by paramedics but declined transport to a local hospital.

Oct. 17, 2:53 p.m., Foothill Expressway at Magdalena Avenue: A vehicle struck a juvenile riding his bike home from school while attempting to cross the street in the crosswalk. Police noted that the juvenile was conscious and alert when transported a local hospital for treatment. Police said the matter is currently under investigation.

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Commercial burglary

Oct. 7, 8 a.m., 600 block of Twelve Acres Drive: An unknown suspect entered a home construction site overnight and stole several construction tools.

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Fire damages LAH home’s garages

A single-alarm fire in Los Altos Hills engulfed a La Cresta Drive home’s detached garage Friday.

According to Santa Clara County Fire Department Battalion Chief Tony Bowden, fire personnel responded shortly before 5 p.m. to reports of a “full first structure fire” at a home on the 13000 block of La Cresta Drive.

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