Mountain View police warn of Apple scam

Bay Area Mac users are encouraged to be on guard lest they fall prey to scammers attempting to extract gift cards from unwitting victims. 

Police investigate spate of auto burglaries

The suspect or suspects responsible for three auto burglaries reported last week on the same street in Los Altos remain at large. Because of proximity in location, method of crime and period of time, officers believe the burglaries are connected, police Sgt. Brian Jeffrey told the Town Crier. 

Teens arrested for carjacking attempt in Mountain View

A trio of teenagers face criminal charges after allegedly trying to carjack a couple’s vehicle with a fake gun earlier this week in Mountain View. 

MVPD seeks leads in suspicious death

A woman who died after passersby discovered her lying in the road might have been the victim of foul play. 

Sex offender arrested in Los Altos

Los Altos police last week arrested a transient man on two misdemeanor warrants related to his designation as a sex offender, according to Los Altos Police Sgt. Brian Jeffrey.

Jeffrey said the police report on the arrest, which occurred at approximately 1:26 p.m. March 2, stated that patrol officers responded to a welfare check of an elderly male who appeared to be hitchhiking in the area of South Springer Road and Berry Avenue. When officers located and made contact with the man, Thomas Cherf, 65, his warrants popped up in a court database. He was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

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