San Jose residents arrested in connection to January burglary

08 21 19 NEWS Burglary ChavezSantiago Chavez and Gloria Mendoza of San Jose are in custody following isolated arrests for allegedly committing a Los Altos residential burglary early in the year, according to a press release issued by the Los Altos Police Department.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. Jan. 25, officers responded to reports of a burglary on the 2000 block of Kent Drive. The victim at the scene told police the house was likely burglarized while the homeowners were away, the report said.

Downtown Los Altos businesses burglarized early Wednesday morning

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Village Pantry, pictured, and Baskin Robbins in downtown Los Altos were broken into early Wednesday morning (Aug. 14), the Los Altos Police Department said.

Downtown Los Altos businesses Village Pantry, located at 184 Second St., and Baskin Robbins, located at 264 State St., were both hit by burglaries overnight when a suspect or suspects broke in by jimmying the lock, according to Los Altos police Sgt. Steve Spillman.

Thieves breach unlocked vehicles

Los Altos police are investigating a spate of car break-ins reported over a five-hour span Aug. 4. All five vehicles were unlocked, according to police, and items were stolen from only two of them.

In one case, the suspect actually left something behind – a beer can. Police said the can was found in the backseat of a vehicle on the 200 block of Pasa Robles Avenue; nothing was stolen.

House fire displaces two Los Altos Hills residents

A Los Altos Hills family that placed a grill too close to their home caused a fire that spread to their garage and attic Monday afternoon (Aug. 12), according to fire officials. 

County firefighters respond to first recorded fentanyl exposure at Los Altos police station

A Los Altos police officer was in stable condition Monday (Aug. 12) at a local hospital after being exposed to the narcotic fentanyl earlier in the day, according to press releases from the Santa Clara County Fire Department and the Los Altos Police Department.

At approximately 9:24 a.m. Monday, the county fire agency received a call of a possible fentanyl exposure at the police station, located at 1 N. San Antonio Road. Fire officials reported that an unnamed officer received medical care “out of an abundance of caution.”

Crooks snatch cash registers from three Los Altos businesses

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Plywood covers the front door of Edward’s Pipe & Tobacco Shop and a front window at Kaya Threading Salon where a thief or thieves broke into the businesses last week. In both cases, the cash register was taken.

Smash-and-grab burglaries that occurred at two adjacent Village Court businesses last week may be related to a third burglary at another Los Altos business across town, a police spokesman said Tuesday (Aug. 6). 

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