Last updateWed, 30 Nov 2016 4pm

LAPD retires K-9 Lord

Lord, the 10-year-old police dog, is no longer an active member of the Los Altos Police Department. The German shepherd retired Oct. 22, according to Capt. Andy Galea.

Galea said the department will select a new K-9 and handler, as Officer Julie Tannock, Lord’s handler, is returning to patrol duty. He said the process would start after the new year.

Suspect at large after thwarted Los Altos burglary

The forced entry of an occupied Los Altos home Friday (Oct. 28) led to a multi-agency manhunt prompting area schools to shelter in place.

LAH 'Enforcement Day' targets traffic violators

Traffic Saturation
Sheriff’s deputies monitor Foothill Expressway traffic Wednesday morning.

Drivers, cyclists and even pedestrians passing through Los Altos Hills should be extra mindful of traffic laws today, as local law enforcement agencies plan to saturate the town.

Today’s Los Altos Hills “Group Enforcement Day” will consist of “identifying violations related to traffic,” with officers roving across town, particularly on the town’s major thoroughfares, said Capt. Rich Urena of Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

Tips pour in as MV police investigate terrorist threats made by students

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Mountain View High administrators adopted a multipronged approach to address student and parent concerns after the arrest of three students.

Police phone lines have been inundated with tips in the days following the arrest of three Mountain View High students suspected of making threatening social media posts against the school.

“Detectives are getting calls all day from people with possible information,” said Katie Nelson, Mountain View Police Department spokes- woman.

Uber driver booked on assault charges

Police arrested an Uber driver last week in downtown Mountain View for assaulting a police assistant who was issuing him a parking ticket.

The driver, 62-year-old Ghulam Mohammadi, had parked in a red zone on the corner of Bryant and California streets, according to a report on the Mountain View Police blog. The police assistant parked behind him and began writing a ticket at approximately 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. A brief confrontation ensued before Mohammadi backed into and pushed the police assistant’s vehicle backward, the blog reported. The assistant was able to get out of the way and was not harmed.

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