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Minor injury accidents

Oct. 17, 10:28 a.m., 600 block of Fremont Avenue: Police responded to a report of a bicyclist colliding with a pedestrian in a private parking lot. The pedestrian was treated on scene by paramedics but declined transport to a local hospital.

Oct. 17, 2:53 p.m., Foothill Expressway at Magdalena Avenue: A vehicle struck a juvenile riding his bike home from school while attempting to cross the street in the crosswalk. Police noted that the juvenile was conscious and alert when transported a local hospital for treatment. Police said the matter is currently under investigation.

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Commercial burglary

Oct. 7, 8 a.m., 600 block of Twelve Acres Drive: An unknown suspect entered a home construction site overnight and stole several construction tools.

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Fire damages LAH home’s garages

A single-alarm fire in Los Altos Hills engulfed a La Cresta Drive home’s detached garage Friday.

According to Santa Clara County Fire Department Battalion Chief Tony Bowden, fire personnel responded shortly before 5 p.m. to reports of a “full first structure fire” at a home on the 13000 block of La Cresta Drive.

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Police suspect suicide in MV deaths

Mountain View Police investigators suspect suicide in the death of at least one of two residents found in a California Street apartment last week.

Emergency responders discovered the bodies of 53-year-old Lian Liu, as well as a juvenile, Sept. 24 during an apartment evacuation for a suspected natural-gas leak. In an update posted on the Mountain View Police blog, investigators now report that the dead bodies were “the result of a suicide along with one accidental death.”

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Los Altos police officers promote school-zone safety


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Los Altos Police Sgt. Scott Bunch readies his radar gun to nab speeders near Los Altos High.

An increased police presence stood guard last week near Los Altos schools – and with good reason.

The Los Altos Police Department took part in Operation Safe Passage, an awareness campaign Sept. 15-19 conducted by all Santa Clara County law enforcement agencies to educate pedestrians, cyclists and motorists about traffic safety in designated school zones.

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Burglaries down in LAH

Just as the weather is cooling down, so is the number of burglaries in Los Altos Hills.

According to Capt. Kenneth Binder of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, two burglaries have occurred in the past month, compared with 14 incidents from July 1 through mid-August.

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SJ man arrested for stealing, using ATM card

Los Altos Police last week arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly stealing and using a Los Altos resident’s debit card.

Detectives arrested San Jose resident Howard Lee Sept. 17 on charges of forgery, theft by access card and burglary after a police investigation revealed that he fraudulently obtained the victim’s debit card. Lee allegedly used the card to make several purchases and cash withdrawals from ATMs throughout the Bay Area.

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