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Oct. 30, 5 p.m.: 1000 block of West Rose Circle, Los Altos

Oct. 30, 2 p.m.: 500 block of Castano Court, Los Altos

LAH residents vigilant about mailbox theft

When it comes to daily walks, Ravensbury Avenue resident Joe Schwartz allows his rottweiler mix to handle route selection. So it was Sasha’s choice that brought Schwartz to Camino Hermoso Drive on the morning he discovered his neighbors’ mailboxes open and mail strewn about the road.

The mail was wet and sported tire marks.

Thwarting burglaries

Megan V. WInslow/Town Crier
Law enforcement officers – including Los Altos police detectives and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office deputies – speak with a passerby as they stand watch outside a burglarized Covington Road home Friday afternoon.

Los Altos Police Department officials said they are stepping up patrols to counter the series of home robberies that have occurred over the past few weeks.

A dramatic manhunt after an interrupted home burglary Friday led to shelter-in-place protocols at several area schools. The suspect remains at large.

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.

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