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County police won't enforce immigration laws

Asher Kohn/Town Crier
San Jose Police Chief Edgardo Garcia speaks on immigration as Los Altos Police Chief Andy Galea, far right, looks on.

Los Altos Police Chief Andy Galea joined his colleagues throughout Santa Clara County in signing a statement declaring that they would not arrest anyone on the basis of his or her immigration status.

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March 10, 2:04 p.m.: 700 block of Yuba Drive, Mountain View

March 9, 7:26 p.m.: 1900 block of West El Camino Real, Mountain View

Suspected serial stalker charged in local crimes


She first met him at the Los Altos Farmers’ Market last fall. It was late in the day, and many merchants were packing up their stalls. He approached as she spoke with two of her friends.

“He was just, like, ‘Hi, guys. I’m new in town,’” the teen said in a recent interview with the Town Crier. “‘What’s the fun stuff to do here? How’s the weather?’”

Suspected serial stalker charged in Los Altos crimes

Local law enforcement agencies have arrested a 35-year-old Cupertino man they suspect of harassing at least 19 female juveniles across the state – including within Los Altos – by stalking, offering gifts and even crafting collages of his targets.

Stolen bicycles may soon cycle home

Local residents mourning the loss of a recently stolen bicycle may soon have their property returned to them, thanks to police department collaboration and one quick-thinking Los Altos resident.

A Los Altos police officer arrested San Jose resident Pablo Bautista, 22, Feb. 27 and charged him with a Manor Way burglary that would have cost the victim an $11,000 bicycle had not a neighbor reported the crime. With the Los Altos Police Department’s help, Mountain View Police detectives investigating a separate bicycle theft connected Bautista to the crime and uncovered a storage locker containing even more stolen bikes.

Drugs search pivots

Mountain View police officers arrived on the 500 block of Calderon Avenue with a search warrant for the home of Mountain View residents Mark Damilano, 47, and Guinevere Lashmett, 27. The Friday afternoon search related to a drug sale case from last month.

While at the home, officers discovered a loaded AK-47 along with several magazine rounds. Officers also uncovered personal identification cards of several people from the area, none of which belonged to the pair, several bags of methamphetamine and evidence that the pair was selling narcotics.

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