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Arrests

April 7, 10:38 a.m., El Camino Real and North San Antonio Road: A known transient was panhandling when he allegedly pounded on a vehicle’s window and shouted at the driver that he was going to kill her. He was arrested for criminal threats and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

April 9, 9:03 p.m., Middleton Avenue and Bellwood Court: A 38-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for assault without bail. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.


Charges filed against driver in fatal MV crash


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An impromptu roadside memorial marks the crosswalk where pedestrian Michelle Montalvo was struck and killed Oct. 22.

Criminal charges have been filed against the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a Los Altos woman last fall, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office reported this week.

The driver, who struck and killed Michelle Louise Montalvo, 54, Oct. 22, is charged with vehicular homicide without gross negligence, a misdemeanor, according to Anne Seery, the prosecutor handling the case. The case is in “warrant status,” because the suspect – whose identity has not been released – does not yet have a court date.

Officers crack down on distracted driving

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month and the Los Altos Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies in the Bay Area and statewide to crack down on distracted driving.

In the average time it takes to check a text message – less than 5 seconds – a car going 60 mph will travel more than the length of a football field. Drivers have an average of less than one second to react to an urgent situation.

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Burglaries

March 29, 1:45 p.m., 1900 block of Alford Avenue: Residential burglary.

March 30, 11:24 a.m., 500 block of Los Altos Avenue: Residential burglary.

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Arrest

March 22, 6:34 a.m., Magdalena Avenue and Foothill Expressway: A resident noticed a man driving erratically and notified police. Officers located the 30-year-old motorist from Milpitas and arrested him for drunken driving. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Auto, residential burglaries

March 21, 9:07 a.m., 1900 block of Churton Avenue: Sometime between 11 a.m. March 20 and 8 a.m. March 21, an unknown suspect broke into a construction site and stole a Bobcat tractor.

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Arrest in MV

March 1, 8:49 p.m., 300 block of Castro Street: Mountain View Police arrested Max Davidson, 29, for indecent exposure and sexual battery after he groped customers of a downtown business.

Burglary

March 14, 6:08 p.m., 2000 block of Wooded Glen Drive: An unknown suspect smashed a window in the rear of a residence. Nothing appeared to be taken.

Longtime MVPD dispatcher sues city for alleged sexual harassment


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A police dispatcher is suing the city of Mountain View for alleged sexual harassment by other members of her department – including the police chief.

The plaintiff, 38-year-old Annie Lohman, filed the lawsuit against the city and the department March 7, alleging that she was repeatedly subjected to “sexually specific banter, lewd jokes, nudity and simulated sexual acts” since joining the department’s SWAT team in 2005.


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