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Detectives arrest Mountain View teen on child porn charges

Mountain View Police detectives today (Aug. 17) announced the arrest of a Mountain View teen they say possessed hundreds of child pornography images.

Josh Chispa
Courtesy of MVPD
Josh Chispa

Josh Chispa, 18, is charged with possession of child pornography, a felony, and distribution of child pornography, a misdemeanor. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail; bail is set at $50,000.

Foothill-De Anza campus police carry Narcan to combat overdoses

Patrol officers of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department recently began carrying naloxone, better known as Narcan, in an effort to save lives in the event of opioid overdoses. The department is the first law enforcement agency in Santa Clara County to carry the overdose antidote.

Narcan has proven effective in reversing the symptoms of an opioid overdose and saving lives, according to law enforcement officials. The medication carried by the police officers is administered via a nasal spray. Long used by paramedics, it is increasingly being carried by other first responders to treat an overdose from drugs like heroin and prescription opioid painkillers.

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Stolen goods returned

An unknown suspect stole a handbag from a store on the 300 block of State Street at approximately 3 p.m. Aug. 6.

The owner confronted the thief outside the store and convinced the suspect to return the purse.

Neighborhood watch group holds first meeting in LAH

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A crime watch sign along Olive Tree Lane warns would-be burglars in the Los Altos Hills neighborhood.

They wore nametags because most didn’t know each other. Introductions made, they shook hands and selected seats at Maryam Dickey’s glossy white dining room table.

With new supplies, volunteers hope to bring calm in emergencies

Asher Kohn/ town crier
Emergency preparedness volunteers met with Los Altos police and officials July 27. Pictured are, from left, J. Logan, Capt. Scott McCrossin, Police Chief Tuck Younis, Steve Murata, Don Gladstone and Stuart Jeffery.

According to Harry Guy, the shipping container sitting in Los Altos full of emergency supplies is “a good start.” With more than 3,000 cubic feet full of first-aid kits, generators and shelters – to say nothing of shovels, hatchets and floodlights – Guy hopes that Los Altos will have enough equipment to deal with anything California throws at it.

In June 2015, the Los Altos City Council budgeted $15,000 for training materials, equipment, supplies and communication strategies for emergency preparedness. Los Altos would collaborate with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), Block Action Teams and amateur radio operators to coordinate a response for emergencies.

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