Los Altos Community Coalition looks to engage diverse constituents

An upcoming Los Altos Community Coalition-sponsored panel on community benefit programs will feature officials from Redwood City discussing how they collaborate with large developers to ensure that new buildings become part of the fabric of the city.

The panel, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on March 17 at the Los Altos Library, is part of a series that invites local residents and guests to share how they confront the challenges facing their cities.

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.

Police charge man with animal cruelty

Los Altos police arrested a San Jose man at the Los Altos Whole Foods Market March 3 on felony charges of animal cruelty.

Witnesses contacted police when they saw Anthony Ortiz, 22, punching his dog in the parking lot of the store.


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