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MV police arrest man for kidnapping

A Mountain View man was arrested last week after he allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend, brandished a gun at a tow truck driver and issued criminal threats.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. Jan. 13, Mountain View police responded to the 600 block of Mariposa Avenue on reports of a domestic disturbance. When police arrived, the victim told police that her boyfriend, identified as Orlando Rivera, had come to her work in Los Altos and forced her at gunpoint to drive them both back to Mountain View.


Family of cyclist killed on Page Mill seeks witnesses


Dissatisfied with the results of a California Highway Patrol report, the family of a bicyclist who died after a collision with a car on Page Mill Road is seeking witnesses to the accident to come forward.

Palo Alto resident Jeffrey Phillip Donnelly, 52, died Nov. 3 from injuries sustained during a collision with a Volkswagen Golf near the intersection of Page Mill Road and Christopher Lane. The driver of the car, a 19-year-old Palo Alto man, was not injured in the crash.


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Residential burglaries

Jan. 1, 1:21 p.m., 1300 block of Miravalle Avenue: An unknown suspect entered through an unlocked front or back door and stole electronics, jewelry and prescription medication.

Jan. 2, 8:44 a.m., 1400 block of Fremont Avenue: An unknown suspect sawed a hole through the exterior of a residence and stole an undisclosed amount of personal property.


Caregiver arrested for financial elder abuse, forgery

A bank employee alerting Los Altos Police to suspicious activity on an account belonging to a 95-year-old resident resulted in the arrest of an in-home caregiver Dec. 17.

A1 Care San Bruno employee Mahe Puipui, 36, allegedly stole several personal checks from the victim, wrote them out to herself, and cashed or deposited them, according to police. Police report a total loss of approximately $20,000.


Police arrest pair suspected of burglary while homeowners slept

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Two men who allegedly broke into an occupied Los Altos residence Thanksgiving night were arrested last week, according to a Dec. 21 release from the Los Altos Police Department.

While the residents slept, David Eastwood, 18, of Menlo Park, and Wilson Alejandre, 19, of San Jose, purportedly snuck into their home on the 500 block of Deodara Drive and stole valuables such as cellphones and laptops.

Evidence at the scene led Los Altos Police to identify the suspects. San Jose Police arrested Eastwood Nov. 28 for an unrelated case. Los Altos Police Detectives administratively booked Eastwood at the Santa Clara County Main Jail for the residential burglary. Detectives also obtained an arrest warrant for Alejandre, who was arrested by San Jose Police Dec. 16. Both suspects are in custody at the Elmwood Correctional Facility.

Los Altos Police urge residents to report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, such as any individuals exhibiting behavior consistent with “casing” their neighborhood, aggressive solicitors and unfamiliar vehicles in the neighborhood. Police ask reporters to articulate specific observations that substantiate their suspicions.

Police further advise residents to secure their homes by installing burglar alarms, locking perimeter gates and access points, and installing exterior motion lights and video surveillance systems. Residents interested in a free home security inspection may contact Community Service Officer Josh Cottrell at 947-264.

Deputies catch burglary suspects after car chase

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A passenger in a car driving by the intersection of Page Mill Road and Interstate 280 caught a chase in action Dec. 8. Deputies pursued burglary suspects – seen at right in the photo – up a hillside before their capture.

An unheeded stop sign led to a police chase and subsequent burglary arrests in Los Altos Hills last week after a homeowner, Santa Clara County communications personnel and sheriff’s deputies connected quickly and benefited from a moment of law enforcement serendipity.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspects as Tony Devone Cannon, 20, of Oakland; Malik Haskim Davis, 19, of Concord; and Reginald Jerome Robinson, 20, of San Francisco. They have been charged with burglary, felony evading, committing a felony while out on bail, possession of stolen property and conspiracy. Both Cannon and Robinson are implicated in prior Los Altos Hills burglaries, according to deputies.


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Dec. 10, 12:29 a.m., 800 block of Altos Oaks Drive: Officers responded to a neighbor’s report of a domestic dispute. Upon contact, police located allegedly illegal marijuana plants inside the residence. The three male residents, ages 24, 25 and 26, were arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Dec. 11, 3:48 p.m., 200 block of Almond Avenue: A 15-year-old male allegedly made threats to kill another student. Following an investigation, officers arrested the juvenile, who was booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.


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