New crime Web site
The Los Altos Police Department has begun providing its crime reports online in partnership with the Web site www.crimereports.com. The free site, accessible to all residents, can be set to provide regular e-mail alerts.
The Web site overlays recent crimes on a map of Los Altos using color-coded icons. A column on the left-hand side provides details about the crimes listed. On a recent day, the map was largely dominated by blue icons, which indicate thefts and burglaries.
May 14, 8:44 a.m., 1500 block of Holt Avenue: Responding to a report of graffiti and a broken window at Grant Park, Officer Ryan Langone found unintelligible writing in permanent marker on a wall.
May 14, 9:15 a.m., 200 block of Almond Avenue: The police department received a cold report of assault with a deadly weapon, but after taking a report, downgraded the case. Detective Paul Epley said that it involved a fist fight in the vicinity of Los Altos High School.
May 18, 9:16 a.m., 400 block of Mundell Way: Immigration and Customs Enforcement attempted to serve a warrant but found its subject not at home.