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MV police seek smash-and-grab suspect

Mountain View Police Department detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who smashed the window of a parked vehicle with his hand and stole a laptop inside.

Pickup flips on hill in Hills

The driver of a pest control truck escaped injury Wednesday morning when his pickup flipped, but officials worked into the early afternoon to contain chemicals spilled during the accident.

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The accident scene

The single-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. on Alta Tierra Road near the Robleda Road intersection in Los Altos Hills. The road is narrow and steep, and for reasons not yet revealed, the pest control vehicle landed on its side.

About a gallon of chemicals spilled during the accident, and the Santa Clara County Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Team cleaned up the waste, and the pest control company properly disposed of them, wrote Stephanie Stuehler in an email to The Town Crier.

Joining firefighters at the scene were sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers. A tow truck summoned to remove the pickup arrived on scene at approximately noon.


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Sept. 21, 400 block of San Domingo Way: An unknown suspect smashed the rear door of a residence. According to Los Altos police, the suspect stole jewelry and electronics.


Sept. 19, 4200 block of El Camino Real: A resident alerted the Los Altos Police Department to gang graffiti tagged on a business building.

Police arrest man suspected of robbing bank

The suspect wanted in connection with a local bank robbery in July has been identified and arrested by the San Jose Police Department.

Officers arrested San Jose resident Spencer Havens Sept. 15, according to a department press release published Thursday.

Collision with bus injures young cyclist

A young cyclist is recovering from serious injuries following his collision with a Mountain View Community Shuttle bus.

The accident happened at approximately 3:15 p.m. Friday (Sept. 23) as the cyclist, a juvenile whose identity has not been released, was riding his bike in a traffic lane near the intersection of El Camino Real and Castro Street, according to the Mountain View Police Department.

“We responded to calls about a bicyclist laying in the roadway...when we got there, we learned that a juvenile bicyclist had been riding next to a Mountain View Community Shuttle when he appeared to lose control of his bike and collided with the shuttle,” wrote Katie Nelson, police public information officer, in a statement.

The cyclist was wearing a helmet, but he suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, Nelson wrote.

The shuttle was traveling at a normal speed at the time, and neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor in the accident.

The crash investigation continued as of Tuesday afternoon, and the police department could not provide an update on the cyclist’s condition.

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