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LAH residents vigilant about mailbox theft

When it comes to daily walks, Ravensbury Avenue resident Joe Schwartz allows his rottweiler mix to handle route selection. So it was Sasha’s choice that brought Schwartz to Camino Hermoso Drive on the morning he discovered his neighbors’ mailboxes open and mail strewn about the road.

The mail was wet and sported tire marks.

Thwarting burglaries

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Law enforcement officers – including Los Altos police detectives and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office deputies – speak with a passerby as they stand watch outside a burglarized Covington Road home Friday afternoon.

Los Altos Police Department officials said they are stepping up patrols to counter the series of home robberies that have occurred over the past few weeks.

A dramatic manhunt after an interrupted home burglary Friday led to shelter-in-place protocols at several area schools. The suspect remains at large.

LAPD retires K-9 Lord

Lord, the 10-year-old police dog, is no longer an active member of the Los Altos Police Department. The German shepherd retired Oct. 22, according to Capt. Andy Galea.

Galea said the department will select a new K-9 and handler, as Officer Julie Tannock, Lord’s handler, is returning to patrol duty. He said the process would start after the new year.

Suspect at large after thwarted Los Altos burglary

The forced entry of an occupied Los Altos home Friday (Oct. 28) led to a multi-agency manhunt prompting area schools to shelter in place.

LAH 'Enforcement Day' targets traffic violators

Traffic Saturation
Sheriff’s deputies monitor Foothill Expressway traffic Wednesday morning.

Drivers, cyclists and even pedestrians passing through Los Altos Hills should be extra mindful of traffic laws today, as local law enforcement agencies plan to saturate the town.

Today’s Los Altos Hills “Group Enforcement Day” will consist of “identifying violations related to traffic,” with officers roving across town, particularly on the town’s major thoroughfares, said Capt. Rich Urena of Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

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