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Residential burglaries

March 1, 1:05 p.m., 1500 block of Redwood Drive: Sometime between the afternoon of Feb. 28 and noon March 1, an unknown suspect forced entry through a side door and stole jewelry.

March 3, 5:42 p.m., 600 block of Berry Avenue: Sometime during a one-week period when a resident was out of town, an unknown suspect entered through an unlocked rear window and stole jewelry from the master bedroom.

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High-speed crash on Loucks raises residents' concern


Courtesy of Sriram Chelluri
A speeding vehicle rolled through fences and mailboxes Feb. 27 before landing upside down in a Loucks Avenue front yard.

A vehicle racing through a residential area Friday afternoon flipped and landed in the front yard of a house on Loucks Avenue.

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LA man sustains fatal injuries after being struck by car

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Schwehr with his wife and granddaughter

Los Altos resident Robert Schwehr, an avid outdoorsman, was likely walking to REI when a car fatally struck him Feb. 16 in Mountain View, according to his family.

Schwehr, 68, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

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Residential burglaries

The Los Altos Police Department reported the following residential burglaries on its website. Department officials could not confirm details before the Town Crier’s Monday press deadline.

• Feb. 25, 8 p.m., 2000 block of Fallen Leaf Lane

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Crime awareness meetings focus on blocking burglaries

The string of burglaries in and around Los Altos last week has prompted police to schedule two community meetings next week to remind residents to be vigilant.

Police responded Feb. 18 to five reports of residential burglaries – three in Los Altos and two near the city’s borders with Mountain View and Sunnyvale, respectively.

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Disneyland ticket scammer nabbed in Mtn. View

A Mountain View family of four went to Disneyland Feb. 12 to use Park Hopper tickets purchased for $500 from a seller found on Craigslist. The tickets proved invalid.

Mountain View Police arrested 25-year-old David Kao of San Francisco in connection with case. Charged with two counts of theft and possession of marijuana for sale and transport, Kao was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail without incident.

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Caltrain death in MV

A 28-year-old Palo Alto resident, Daniel Snyder, was struck and killed as a pedestrian on the Caltrain tracks south of Mountain View’s station Jan. 29. The incident occurred near the Highway 237 overpass, not at a crossing, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunne. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner ruled it a suicide.

Residential burglaries

Feb. 1, 12:04 p.m., 1500 block of Clay Drive: Sometime during the three-week period a resident was out of town, an unknown suspect broke a sliding glass door and ransacked the house.

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