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Burglary and theft

Nov. 10, 9:36 a.m., 1000 block of North San Antonio Road: An unknown suspect stole $1,000 from a safe at a restaurant.

Nov. 15, 7:05-7:27 p.m., 100 block of Main Street: An unknown suspect kicked in the doors to three downtown businesses and stole an undisclosed amount of money from cash registers. Police investigators are reviewing available video surveillance for leads.

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Cyclist killed on Page Mill Road

A 52-year-old male cyclist from Palo Alto died Nov. 3 after a collision with a vehicle on Page Mill Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident between cyclist Jeffrey Donnelly and the driver of a black Volkswagen Golf occurred at approximately 6:50 a.m. near the intersection of Page Mill Road and Christopher Lane, the CHP reported.

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Campus police present assailant training to students, faculty


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James Thurber, an officer with the Foothill- De Anza Community College District Police Department, discusses with students and faculty ways to handle a possible active assailant attack.

Halfway through his presentation, James Thurber had students survey the room in search of makeshift weapons: chairs, desks, a fire extinguisher, a heavy handbag, the pointy finial of a flagpole.

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False residential alarms keep police busy

Between Nov. 2 and 9, the Los Altos Police Department responded to 23 residential alarms, none of which was a burglary in progress.

“We treat every call as if it’s a real one,” said Officer Katie Krauss. “It’s a priority call for us.”

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Suspicious person

Oct. 26, 8:32 a.m., Hillview Avenue and Eleanor Avenue: Los Altos Police received a report of a male subject seen removing political signs. Police contacted the individual but did not take enforcement action.

Commercial burglaries

Oct. 26, 10:53 a.m., 200 block of Main Street: An unknown suspect stole cash, checks and an electronic tablet from a business. There was no sign of forced entry.

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Cyclist killed on Page Mill Road identified as Palo Alto man

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A 52-year-old male cyclist from Palo Alto was killed Tuesday (Nov. 3) morning after a collision with a vehicle on Page Mill Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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MV traffic crash kills longtime Los Altos resident


Courtesy of the Montalvo Family
Michelle Louise Montalvo, 54, died after being struck by a vehicle Thursday.

Michelle Louise Montalvo’s friends and family members will remember her for her humor, her warm smile and her unique perspective, one formulated by a voracious appetite for reading.

“Our daughter was always thoughtful, caring and with just enough attitude that kept you on your toes,” Montalvo’s family wrote in an email to the Town Crier.

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