MV police crack mailbox theft case, arrest 7

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Courtesy of Mountain View Police Department
The Mountain View mailbox theft suspects. Clockwise from top left: Sabrina Abad, Brianna Jensen, Melissa Henry, Andrew Perez, Amanda Pappas and Brenden Mackay.

Mountain View residents who lost bills, credit cards, personal documents and even identities to mail thieves may soon be reunited with their property and peace of mind following the recent arrest of several Santa Clara County residents.

MVPD arrests man for alleged batteries, continues search for victims

The Mountain View Police Department arrested 52-year-old Felipe de Jesus Meza Prieto Jan. 9 in connection with two sexual batteries reported the evening before. 

Police Blotter, Week of Jan. 9, 2019


Jan. 4, 11:47 a.m.: 1300 block of Bright Oaks Court, Los Altos

Jan. 4, 7 a.m.: 10400 block of Kenbar Road, Los Altos Hills

Police seek victims in human trafficking case

Two Mountain View residents arrested in December on suspicion of sex and labor trafficking may be responsible for crimes against other victims, and police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying them so as to offer aid.

Carlos Garza, also known as Gabino Galvez and Mynor Tobar, and his sister, Evelia De Maria Galvez, are suspected of illegally bringing Guatemalan immigrants to the United States and intimidating them to keep silent about the operation and about crimes committed against them, according to a Mountain View Police Department press release.

Jekyll found hyde-ing in Mountain View home

A Mountain View couple returning home to their apartment on Christmas day discovered an unwelcome visitor in their apartment: a 54-year-old homeless man who had barricaded himself inside, police reported Thursday (Jan. 3). 

Samek pleads not guilty to DUI

Los Altos Planning Commission Chairman Alexander Samek pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to his nationally publicized DUI arrest, according to a paper arraignment filed by his attorney Wednesday (Jan. 2.)

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