Last updateWed, 27 Jul 2016 10am

No updates on rash of burglaries

Police say they continue to investigate the several burglaries that have taken place in Los Altos this month. Captain Andy Galea said that Los Altos is working with neighboring departments to find the culprits.

“The more times (they) come to Los Altos, the odds go up that we collect some evidence,” Galea said. He suggested that locals keep their home alarms armed and tell neighbors if they will be out of town on vacation. “An informed public serves as a deterrent,” according to Galea.

UPDATE: Missing Los Altos man, 88, found safe

An 88-year-old Los Altos resident missing since Monday has been located and is safe, the Los Altos Police Department announced Wednesday.

Dave McClanahan
Dave McClanahan

Dave McClanahan’s loved ones reported the 88-year-old missing from Los Altos, but witnesses later spotted his vehicle near the intersection of Fairgrounds and Gateway drives in Vallejo at approximately 11 a.m. today Tuesday, according to a police report.

McClanahan was considered at-risk due to health concerns and the fact he did not have his medication with him, according to the report.


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Police seek assistance in locating missing Palo Alto man

The Palo Alto Police Department seeks the public’s help in locating an endangered adult missing for a week.

Andrew Pearl
Courtesy of the Pearl family
Andrew Pearl

Andrew Pearl, 30, was last seen on the evening of July 11, according to witnesses, when he left his Palo Alto group home near the intersection of Middlefield Road and Forest Avenue.

Pearl’s family members describe him as heavy-set at 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 190 pounds. He is Caucasian, has short brown curly hair and blue eyes. He was wearing jeans, a T-shirt, white Adidas shoes with red stripes and possibly a hooded sweatshirt when he disappeared. He was not carrying a cellphone or wallet.

“Andrew is an endangered adult who is quiet, soft-spoken and keeps to himself or small groups,” according to a flyer his family has distributed.

Anyone with information about Pearl’s whereabouts is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department at 329-2413, 776-6713 or 776-6715.

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Firefighters douse brush fire in Rancho San Antonio

Ranch oFire3 p.m., Wednesday: Firefighters Wednesday (July 13) contained a 2-acre brush fire in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve that threatened but did not damage any nearby homes in an area that borders Los Altos and Cupertino.

Deputies: Suspect harassing women joggers 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.

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Courtesy of SCC Sheriff

“Although we don’t believe our community is at risk due to this subject – who is a San Mateo County resident – any longer, we will continue to have additional deputies patrolling our town for an extended period to err on the side of caution,” Capt. Rick Sung, division commander of the Sheriff’s West Valley Patrol, said in a statement issued Thursday.

County funds safe-crossing sensors

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Foothill Expressway crossings just received funding for new pedestrian detection sensors.

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved funding for the installation of pedestrian detection systems in Los Altos to improve student safety at expressway intersections.

Eleven intersections throughout the county already have such systems. With the new funding, safe crossings will be installed at Foothill Expressway/Springer Road, near Loyola School; Foothill Expressway/St. Joseph Avenue, near Montclaire Elementary School; and Foothill Expressway/Arastradero Road, near Gunn High School.

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Several burglaries ‘of major concern’

Four residential properties have been hit by burglars in the past 10 days, according to Los Altos police.

Over the July 4 holiday weekend a house on Sunkist Lane and one on Galli Drive were entered via rear windows on the same evening.

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