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Aug. 23, 9 p.m.: 2500 block of Grant Road, Mountain View

Breaking and entering

Aug. 27, 3 p.m.: 100 block of First Street, Los Altos

Fights break out at LAHS; 1 arrested

Los Altos police last week responded to two reports of students fighting at Los Altos High School.

Sgt. Cameron Shearer said the first fight occurred during the school’s freshman orientation Aug. 7, but it wasn’t reported until Aug. 21. Three people were involved – two of them students.

3 injured in possible DUI-related crash on El Camino

Courtesy of the Mountain View Police DeparTment
A rescue crew surveys the debris in the wake of an injury crash on El Camino Real Thursday.

Three people were injured Thursday in a car crash on El Camino Real that may be DUI-related, according to the Mountain View Police Department.

The crash, which occurred just after 1 p.m., involved two cars at the intersection of El Camino Real and The Americana in Mountain View. A press release issued by the police department reported that all three individuals involved in the wreck were transported to the hospital, and the cars sustained significant damage. Police are investigating one of the drivers for being under the influence.

No suspect identified in Chamber break-in

An unknown suspect broke into the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce building at 321 University Ave. sometime early Friday morning, according to the Los Altos Police Department.

Sgt. Steve Spillman said someone threw a rock through the window of the front door and broke the glass. It appeared that a couple of computer monitors were missing from the building, he added.

East Bay men arrested after failed robbery near Google

Courtesy of the Mountain View Police Department

Mountain View Police Department detectives Tuesday (Aug. 15) arrested two East Bay men who attempted to steal a laptop by causing its owner to fall from a moving vehicle.

San Pablo resident Luis Bravo, 20, and El Cerrito resident Bomani Bassette, 19, were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping during a robbery. Emergency responders treated the victim at the scene for minor injuries he sustained in the incident.

Law enforcement officials responding to reports of a robbery in the 1600 block of Amphitheatre Parkway near Google’s campus discovered a Nissan sedan smashed into a utility pole, according to a police department press release.

The victim told police he arranged to meet with Bravo and Bassette to sell his laptop, and they coaxed him into the car so they could inspect it, according to the release. While one of the suspects examined the computer, the other pretended to offer the victim cash through a car window.

“As the victim reached to take the money, the driver of the car quickly accelerated through a parking lot in an attempt to get the victim to fall out of the car – and to subsequently not get the money he was owed in the transaction,” according to the release

The suspects eventually managed to dislodge the victim, and he tumbled from the sedan and began yelling, attracting help from a passerby and a Google security guard, according to the release. Meanwhile, the sedan struck the pole and the suspects attempted to run, but officers quickly apprehended them.

Bassette and Bravo are being held at the Santa Clara County Jail without bail. Their first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

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Water spills into streets of LA, LAH

Megan V. Winslow / Los Altos Town Crier
Cal Water workers repair a burst pipe on Magdalena Road, near Dawnridge Drive, on Aug. 9.

Two incidents last week left some local streets wetter than normal for a summer day.

The first incident occurred in Los Altos Hills at approximately noon Aug. 9 on Magdalena Road, near Dawnridge Drive. A pickup truck hit a fire hydrant, causing it to spew water into the air, according to Cal Water Customer Service Manager Scott Povio. Cal Water, in conjunction with the Santa Clara County Fire Department, made the repair.

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