LA police station gets new heating & air

The Los Altos Police Department is poised to get new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, and Chief Andy Galea said the upgrades can’t come soon enough for staff who work at the aging station.

“The police department is a 50-year-old building with an aged HVAC system that requires frequent repair and servicing,” he said. “When the outside temperature is very cold or very hot, there is a significant difference in temperature from one end of the building to the other.”

Woman arrested for stealing mail

What was trash to one woman could prove to be treasure to several other people.

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a “suspicious activity” call in unincorporated Los Altos found multiple garbage bags filled with mail on the side of the road, according to Sheriff’s Office representatives.

LA police K-9 will get potentially life-saving vest

K9 Bo
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Los Altos police K-9 Bo will be provided a blade-proof vest after community members banded together and donated to the cause.

The importance of a tactical vest for not only human police officers, but also their K-9 partners, rose to the forefront of Bay Area residents’ minds after the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety’s K-9 Jax was stabbed to death last Halloween.

The Los Altos Police Department doesn’t want to see its new K-9, Bo, suffer a similar fate and now – with help from the community – has raised enough money to buy a vest to protect the nearly 2-year-old German shepherd.

Two injured Monday in collision on Cuesta Drive in Mountain View

Two people were moderately injured Monday morning in Mountain View after a car headed toward Los Altos allegedly collided with a parked trailer on Cuesta Drive near Fordham Way, according to Mountain View police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

Investigation underway after shoplifting at Kids Only

A woman known to roam stores in downtown Los Altos, admire the merchandise and leave with nothing is suspected of recently walking out of one store with something – stolen goods.

Courtesy of Rita Tjhoi
Video surveillance footage from Kids Only on Main Street captures a suspect shoplifting.

Rita Tjhoi, owner of Kids Only at 248 Main St., alleged that the woman shoplifted dresses and barrettes from her store, and she has surveillance video to prove it. Tjhoi reported the theft to police, who are investigating.

MV police arrest woman accused of multiple crimes; victims sought

The Mountain View Police Department seeks anyone who may have fallen victim to a woman who accused multiple men of domestic violence, a police spokeswoman said last week.

Sunmee Kim, 44, was arrested by detectives in Palo Alto June 7 after an investigation revealed that she had allegedly accused men of violence, had them arrested and burglarized their homes.

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