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DUI, fireworks warnings issued for holiday weekend

Drive Sober

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend unfolding, local law enforcement agencies are eagerly issuing two safety warnings: leave the fireworks to the pros and don’t drink and drive.

Deputies: ‘Harasser’ of runners found

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man suspected of following runners in Los Altos Hills, and officials are assuring the public that the threat has passed.

Police issue criminal citation for dogs left in hot car

A man who left his dogs locked inside a hot vehicle downtown last week received a criminal citation courtesy of the Los Altos Police.

The incident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. June 21 near the South Plaza parking lot. Officers removed the two dogs from the parked vehicle before they overheated.

LA teen honored for saving friend

Courtesy of Santa Clara County Fire Department
McConnell, left, and Godfrey

First aid training a Los Altos teen learned through Boy Scouts helped him save the life of a friend who fell through a plate-glass window.

The Santa Clara County Fire Department June 14 honored Casey McConnell for his quick thinking and lifesaving actions, according to a fire department press release.

County firefighters rescue trapped driver

Courtesy of Santa Clara County Fire Department
Firefighters work to rescue a man trapped in his vehicle after a mass of tree limbs fell on his car.

The pine trees along West Loyola Drive in Los Altos Hills are mammoth sentries towering over the road and the driveway of one substantial estate. When a mass of limbs came crashing down atop a pickup last week, they crumpled the cab and trapped the vehicle’s sole occupant inside.

But thanks to the quick work of local first responders, the driver sustained only minor injuries, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

Vandals destroy 50 Los Altos mailboxes

Los Altos Police detectives are seeking information to identify vandals who destroyed or damaged approximately 50 residential mailboxes last weekend.

Beginning at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, vandals kicked or pushed down mailboxes on Almond and Los Altos avenues, Sevilla and Valencia drives and Pine Lane, police said. The destruction resumed in the early-morning hours Sunday, likely before 7:30 a.m.

MV man booked on child endangerment, drug charges


A routine probation search last week led Mountain View police to a home stocked with narcotics, tear gas and two stoned teenagers.

Officers conducting the June 13 search at Kenneth Hogle’s residence, located on the 200 block of San Antonio Road, found two teens under the influence of marijuana as well as illegal and prescription drugs intended for sale, according to police.

U-turn signs point to ongoing problem

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Motorists drive along Main Street last week, where new signs are posted to warn drivers that crossing the double yellow lines is illegal.

Crossing the double yellow lines to nab a parking spot isn’t merely a nuisance. In downtown Los Altos, it’s also illegal.

“It’s about pedestrian safety,” said Los Altos Police Agent Eric Brooks, the department’s interim traffic enforcement supervisor. “Drivers are looking at that empty parking spot – they’re not looking out for pedestrians.”

Police Blotter


June 7, 7:20 a.m., 400 block of Los Pajaros Court: An unknown suspect smashed a home’s rear sliding glass door but did not make entry.

June 7, 3:30-10 p.m., 100 block of South Gordon Way: An unknown suspect gained entry to a home through an unlocked rear door and stole an iPad and cash.

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