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Manslaughter charge dropped in Montalvo case


Note: This story has been updated since the print edition to include information that came in after deadline.

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge approved a motion to dismiss manslaughter charges stemming from an October 2015 collision that killed Los Altos resident Michelle Montalvo.

Marisa Landin, deputy district attorney with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, said her office moved to dismiss the case Aug. 16 “due to insufficiency of evidence.” Judge Sunil Kulkarni granted the dismissal.

"The lighting at the time of the collision was a factor in the decision to move to dismiss the case," Landin said.

Police Blotter


Sept. 7, 2:51 p.m.: 300 block of First Street, Los Altos

Sept. 6, 1:16 p.m.: 100 block of Castro Street, Mountain View

Impostors attempt to scam LA resident

A “grandchild” needs bail money. The “police department” requires personal information to rule out identity theft. Now add “EMT helps gang members demand cash” to the ever-growing list of scams locals have grappled with.

Police blotter

Aug. 30, 8 p.m.: 26300 block of Silent Hills Lane, Los Altos Hills
Aug. 30, 7 p.m.: 800 block of Fremont Avenue, Los Altos
Aug. 30, 10 a.m.: 1000 block of Laureles Drive, Los Altos
Aug. 28, 9 p.m.: 26300 block of Silent Hills Lane, Los Altos Hills
Aug. 27, 12 a.m.: 200 block of Castro Street, Mountain View
Aug. 25, 11 p.m.: 700 block of West Dana Street, Mountain View

Breaking & entering
Aug. 30, 5 a.m.: 4500 block of El Camino Real, Los Altos
Aug. 27, 3 p.m.: 100 block of First Street, Los Altos
Aug. 27, 2 p.m.: 100 block of Waverly Place, Mountain View
Aug. 27, 10 a.m.: 900 block of Wright Avenue, Mountain View
Aug. 26, 3 a.m.: 300 block of Main Street, Los Altos

Aug. 31, 12 p.m.: 1400 block of Brookmill Road, Los Altos
Aug. 30, 6 a.m.: 100 block of Moffett Boulevard, Mountain View
Aug. 30, 6 a.m.: 600 block of West Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View
Aug. 29, 6 a.m.: 700 block of Castro Street, Mountain View

Aug. 30, 9 a.m.: 600 block of North Whisman Road, Mountain View
Aug. 25, 4 p.m.: 300 block of Hope Street, Mountain View
Vehicle theft
Aug. 29, 6 a.m.: 1000 block of Crestview Drive, Mountain View
Aug. 28, 5 p.m.: 500 block of Villa Street, Mountain View


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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.

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