Police search for package pilferer

Mountain View Police detectives have identified a suspect believed to be responsible for a rash of package thefts, and they are now seeking the public’s assistance in locating her.

Trisha Donley
Trisha Donley

Trisha Donley, 40, is accused of stealing deliveries from homes on Annie Laurie Street in the North Whisman area of Mountain View, according to a Mountain View Police Department press release. Victims began reporting the thefts Dec. 1.

Witnesses reported seeing Donley driving or sitting as a passenger within a maroon sedan at about the time of the thefts, according to the release. Detectives believe she lives in San Jose. She recently shaved her head, has tattoos across her chest and may be missing some of her front teeth.

Anyone with information about Donley’s whereabouts is asked to call Officer Amro Sirhan at 903-1440 or the police department’s non-emergency line at 903-6395.

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MVPD arrests indecent exposure suspect, seek additional victims

The Mountain View Police Department is working to determine whether a transient accused of exposing himself to passersby on the Stevens Creek Trail could be responsible for similar incidents in the area.

Jesus Santos Bastidas
Jesus Santos Bastidas

Detectives arrested Jesus Santos Bastidas Dec. 14, charged him with two counts of indecent exposure and booked the 30-year-old into the Santa Clara County Jail, according to a Mountain View Police Department report.

Bastidas is accused of exposing himself to one person on the Stevens Creek Trail near Middlefield Road Dec. 14, and another victim told police Bastidas sexually battered her and then exposed himself to her Dec. 9.

Anyone with relevant information about Bastidas is asked to call Detective Marco Garcia at 903-6356.

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Police Blotter

Breaking and entering

Dec. 11, 7:45 a.m.: 800 block of West El Camino Real, Mountain View

Dec. 10, 10:08 p.m.: 500 block of Outlook Drive, Los Altos

Body discovered along Bay Trail identified as Mountain View woman

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office identified the woman whose body was found in the water along the Bay Trail in Sunnyvale near Moffett Field Dec. 7 as 23-year-old Mountain View resident Chuchu Ma.

The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety received a call from a cyclist on the trail who saw Ma’s body and responded to the call at approximately 10 a.m., according to Capt. Shawn Ahearn. Department officials then called the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Dive team, who helped retrieve the body.

Police Blotter


Dec. 5, 12:50 p.m.: 1000 block of North Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View

Breaking and entering

Dec. 7, 1:56 p.m.: 1600 block of Todd Street, Mountain View

'Query a Cop': Mysterious white lines on El Monte

Grace Hase/Town Crier
A local resident wonders about the appearance of a second white line on El Monte Avenue, as seen above.

“Query a Cop” features readers’ questions fielded by Los Altos police officers.


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