Los Altos Hills residents robbed at gunpoint

Two men who robbed a pair of Los Altos Hills residents at gunpoint Saturday (Jan. 27) remain on the lam following the incident.

County firefighters beat down Los Altos blaze

A house fire in South Los Altos Wednesday (Jan. 31) morning has displaced the occupants, but no one was injured in the blaze.

Police Blotter


Jan. 23, 3:20 p.m.: 23500 block of Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino


Jan. 23, 12:32 a.m.: 300 block Bryant Street, Mountain View

Los Altos Police Department car involved in 3-vehicle collision

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Grace Hase / Town Crier
A tow truck driver prepares to load a Los Altos Police Department SUV following a crash Jan. 24.

A Los Altos Police Department vehicle was involved in a three-car collision at approximately 9 a.m. Jan. 24, according to Sgt. Ryan Burke. The collision, which occurred at Foothill Expressway and El Monte Avenue, involved an officer, and no one was transported to the hospital, Burke said.

"Query a Cop": Muffling those mufflers?

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
A local resident wonders whether the city of Los Altos could fine motorcyclists for noisy mufflers. 

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

Q: Aren’t there regulations concerning mufflers on motorcycles and toy Japanese minicars? There seem to be quite a few people running these vehicles apparently with fake decoy mufflers. While riding a bicycle on Foothill Expressway or El Monte Avenue between Foothill and Interstate 280, you could break an eardrum when these nitwits pass (more accurately accelerate) by. Perhaps we could boost Los Altos’ budget by fining these people. We can regulate leaf blowers; what happened to motor vehicles?

Sheriff's rep: LAH 'safest town' in the region

Los Altos Hills tallied just two assaults last year: one at a wedding and one involving a tow-truck driver who may or may not have pushed a resident.

And that’s the extent of the town’s “violent crime” in 2017, said Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Rich Urena during a presentation to the city council Thursday.

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