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The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has asked the public’s assistance in identifying two men who allegedly burglarized a home on Taaffe Road in Los Altos Hills Thursday.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the two burglars broke into the home at approximately 1:30 p.m. and forced an elderly male occupant into a closet before stealing various items, including a safe. The burglars fled the scene after another resident arrived at the home and interrupted them.

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Los Altos resident dies in Sunnyvale accident

Los Altos resident Brian David Lazara, 50, was killed in a motor-vehicle accident Friday morning in Sunnyvale.

According to statements gathered by Sunnyvale police, he was driving a Vespa motor scooter in the intersection of Mary Avenue and Central Expressway when he came into contact with two other vehicles.

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Police arrest two on drug, weapons charges

Los Altos Police arrested a male driver and his female passenger Aug. 27 on charges that include drug and illegal weapons possession.

According to Sgt. Scott McCrossin, police initially pulled over 27-year-old driver Colin Abberton and his 34-year-old female passenger, Jennifer Beza, for a mechanical violation shortly after 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Grant Road and Eureka Avenue.

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Thefts

Aug. 19, 8:49 a.m., 1000 block of Covington Road: An unknown suspect broke into a vending machine on the Blach Intermediate School campus and stole coins.

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Burglary bump in LAH alarms residents and Sheriff's Office

Los Altos Hills has recorded fewer burglaries than the national and state averages over the past decade, but this year the number of breaking-and-entering crimes has spiked.

Since July 1, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has recorded 14 residential burglaries – twice as many as the Los Altos Police Department logged in the same time period.

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Police offer safety tips as school starts

With local students set to return to class this week, the Los Altos Police Department is warning residents to prepare for increased pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic on streets.

Police urge residents to follow these safety tips:

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Residential burglary

Aug. 4, 1:38 p.m., 100 block of West Portola Avenue: An unknown suspect entered a residence through an unlocked rear door, ransacked the home and stole notebook and tablet computers. The burglary occurred between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., according to police.

Commercial burglary

Aug. 8, 12:31 p.m., 4800 block of El Camino Real: Police arrested a 46-year-old male for attempting to steal vitamin products from Whole Foods Market. According to police, the suspect said he planned to resell the stolen items at a local flea market. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

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