Missing teen found safe

Anya Gosain
Anya Gosain

UPDATE, 9:45 p.m. Wednesday: Missing teen Anya Gosain has been found safe, the Los Altos Police Department reported in a Nixle alert issued at 9:32 p.m.

The Los Altos Police Department Wednesday (3/28) morning issued a missing persons alert for a teenager last seen in South Los Altos.

Shopkeeper loses the irreplaceable in downtown Los Altos theft

Encore Purse Thief
Courtesy of Encore
A still image taken from Encore's video surveillance footage shows the suspect who stole the shopkeeper's purse March 9. Watch the video at the end of this article.

He took her credit card, cash, social security card, driver’s license and checkbook. But what Pearl Thomas wants back most from the man who stole her purse are the photos she kept inside.

“Everything I owned was in that purse,” said Thomas, 89. “They took all my memories.”

Police Blotter, March 14, 2018


March 8, 11:21 p.m.: 800 block of Park Drive, Mountain View

March 7, 6:59 a.m.: 1200 block of Lisa Lane, Los Altos

33 months in prison, $5.7 million restitution close local fund manager's fraud prosecution

The six-year saga of Los Altos businessman Mark Feathers’ financial fraud prosecution wrapped up last week with a sentencing hearing. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh accepted a plea agreement and sentenced him to 33 months in prison.

The defense had asked for 21 months, the low end of the range agreed to in the plea deal. The plea agreement pegs Feathers’ ordered restitution payment to a total arrived at during the civil case, approximately $5.7 million, or the estimated total amount lost to investors. His company managed more than $40 million at its peak.

Mtn. View police ramping up downtown enforcement

Go easy on the green beer Saturday. The Mountain View Police Department is in the middle of a monthlong enforcement operation meant to promote traffic safety and sobriety downtown, including on St. Patrick’s Day.

“People should be aware there will be extra-vigilant enforcement – especially since St. Paddy’s Day falls on a weekend this year,” said Katie Nelson, Mountain View Police Department spokeswoman.

Police investigate MVHS threats, say campus is safe

Town Crier File Photo

Mountain View High School students’ concerns about potential threats to school safety brought police officers to campus Tuesday (March 13) morning, but there was no danger and no arrests have been made, according to authorities.

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