Last updateWed, 24 Aug 2016 12pm

Flasher identified in Mountain View

A woman witnessed a man exposing himself in Mountain View’s Cuesta Park earlier this month. According to Katie Nelson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department, the man also seen by at least one other woman at Cuesta Park.

After the man was identified in a photo lineup, the police issued a warrant for his arrest.

Vandal damages traffic signs downtown

Police noted a vandalized sign warning drivers against making a U-turn across double-yellow lines in downtown Los Altos July 17. A week later on July 24, a motorist hit one of the signs and drove away. No individuals were harmed in either incident.

There has been an uptick in citations downtown regarding illegal U-turns, said Sgt. Cameron Shearer.

Detectives seek to identify bank robber

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office detectives have released images of a man robbing a local bank earlier this week.

Bank Robbery

The suspect

At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday (July 19), a man wearing a black baseball cap, glasses and a black coat entered the Wells Fargo at the intersection of Foothill Expressway and Homestead Road and demanded cash in a note he handed to a bank employee.

The note indicated he was armed, according to Sgt. James Jensen.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his late 30s or early 40s. He is approximately 6 feet tall and has a medium to heavy-set build.

Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect is asked to call Detective Justin Harper at (408) 808-4631.

The bank is located in Cupertino but is in a shopping center that borders south Los Altos. Businesses there include Trader Joe’s market, Foothill Produce and Chain Reaction Bicycles.

{jathumbnail off}

Police explain arrest for disrupting festival

Los Altos Police Chief Tuck Younis provided details on the July 10 arrest at the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.

Sunday morning, a festivalgoer complained to the police about a man being “much more invasive” as he handed out religious material at the festival, according to Younis.

No updates on rash of burglaries

Police say they continue to investigate the several burglaries that have taken place in Los Altos this month. Captain Andy Galea said that Los Altos is working with neighboring departments to find the culprits.

“The more times (they) come to Los Altos, the odds go up that we collect some evidence,” Galea said. He suggested that locals keep their home alarms armed and tell neighbors if they will be out of town on vacation. “An informed public serves as a deterrent,” according to Galea.

UPDATE: Missing Los Altos man, 88, found safe

An 88-year-old Los Altos resident missing since Monday has been located and is safe, the Los Altos Police Department announced Wednesday.

Dave McClanahan
Dave McClanahan

Dave McClanahan’s loved ones reported the 88-year-old missing from Los Altos, but witnesses later spotted his vehicle near the intersection of Fairgrounds and Gateway drives in Vallejo at approximately 11 a.m. today Tuesday, according to a police report.

McClanahan was considered at-risk due to health concerns and the fact he did not have his medication with him, according to the report.


{jathumbnail off}

Police seek assistance in locating missing Palo Alto man

The Palo Alto Police Department seeks the public’s help in locating an endangered adult missing for a week.

Andrew Pearl
Courtesy of the Pearl family
Andrew Pearl

Andrew Pearl, 30, was last seen on the evening of July 11, according to witnesses, when he left his Palo Alto group home near the intersection of Middlefield Road and Forest Avenue.

Pearl’s family members describe him as heavy-set at 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 190 pounds. He is Caucasian, has short brown curly hair and blue eyes. He was wearing jeans, a T-shirt, white Adidas shoes with red stripes and possibly a hooded sweatshirt when he disappeared. He was not carrying a cellphone or wallet.

“Andrew is an endangered adult who is quiet, soft-spoken and keeps to himself or small groups,” according to a flyer his family has distributed.

Anyone with information about Pearl’s whereabouts is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department at 329-2413, 776-6713 or 776-6715.

{jathumbnail off}

Firefighters douse brush fire in Rancho San Antonio

Ranch oFire3 p.m., Wednesday: Firefighters Wednesday (July 13) contained a 2-acre brush fire in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve that threatened but did not damage any nearby homes in an area that borders Los Altos and Cupertino.

Deputies: Suspect harassing women joggers found

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man suspected of following runners in Los Altos Hills, and officials are assuring the public that the threat has passed.

Toyota truck
Courtesy of SCC Sheriff

“Although we don’t believe our community is at risk due to this subject – who is a San Mateo County resident – any longer, we will continue to have additional deputies patrolling our town for an extended period to err on the side of caution,” Capt. Rick Sung, division commander of the Sheriff’s West Valley Patrol, said in a statement issued Thursday.

Schools »

Read More

Sports »

Read More

People »

Read More

Special Sections »

Special Sections
Read More

Photos of Los Altos

Browse and buy photos