Car vs. delivery truck collision injures one in Los Altos

Walgreens accident
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A Buick Electra is pictured where it came to rest Monday afternoon after passing over the sidewalk in front of the downtown Los Altos Walgreens store. The driver of the car, an elderly man, was the only person injured in the accident.

An elderly man sustained moderate injuries Monday (Aug. 6) afternoon when his car suddenly veered within feet of a store entrance, drove along a sidewalk and then rammed the side of semi-trailer truck in downtown Los Altos. No others were injured in the accident, according to police.

Summer proves peak season for LA burglaries


McCrossin

Statistics reveal that summer is the season most people go on vacation – and get burglarized while they’re away.

This year is no exception, according to Los Altos Police Capt. Scott McCrossin, who recently reported a small uptick in home burglaries but noted that it’s about average or even below average when compared with previous years.

Bitcoin blackmail letter reaches Los Altos residents -- no losses reported

A scam letter that demands payment in the form of the digital currency Bitcoin in exchange for keeping the recipient’s “secret” has reached Los Altos, according to the city’s police department.

Mtn. View police try out drones at Shoreline

Mountain View Police Department drone
Courtesy of Katie Nelson
Mountain View Police Department and security company Aptonomy test drones near Shoreline Amphitheatre at last weekend’s Audiotistic festival.

The Mountain View Police Department had eyes in the skies over Shoreline Amphitheatre last weekend, employing drones to patrol the Audiotistic festival.

It marked the department’s first foray into using unmanned aerial systems, which were flown by members of the security drone company Aptonomy.

Police believe July 4 car thefts linked

Los Altos Police are investigating two reports of vehicles stolen from the 100 block of Marvin Avenue, and officers suspect that the same person is responsible for both July 4 incidents.

The first theft was reported at 8:33 a.m. and the second came at noon, according to CrimeReports.com.

LA police station gets new heating & air

The Los Altos Police Department is poised to get new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, and Chief Andy Galea said the upgrades can’t come soon enough for staff who work at the aging station.

“The police department is a 50-year-old building with an aged HVAC system that requires frequent repair and servicing,” he said. “When the outside temperature is very cold or very hot, there is a significant difference in temperature from one end of the building to the other.”


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