Police Calls: Baby Locked in Car, and More

The Fire Department breaks a window to get the baby with a police assist Wednesday. Other notable news includes a trash can fire at Blach School, and another case of identity theft.


The following are incidents of note that appeared on the Los Altos Police daily log for July 11. All reports are initial; a follow-up report of the week will appear on Monday. 

Arson Report

- 8:44 a.m., 1120 Covington Road (Blach Intermediate School),  cold report, arson report taken. Agent Brian Jeffrey said police had received a report that a garbage can was on fire. Police and fire arrived on scene. The can contained burnt trash, and the cause is undetermined. There is no suspect information. 

Identity Theft

- 10:58 a.m.,1000 block of Runnymead Court, identity theft, report taken. Agent Jeffrey said the victim contacted police to report that her name and personal information had been used to open various accounts. She became aware of this when a package arrived that she did not order. She contacted the company that sent it, which told her an account was opened in her name.

Parking Violation

- 11:18 a.m., Alvarado Avenue &  San Antonio Road, report of parking violation, officer responded and cited

Fire Department Assist

- 3:54 p.m, 171 Main Street, fire assist. Agent Jeffrey said someone had accidentally locked a baby inside a vehicle. The Fire Department ended up breaking the window and got the baby out. 

Suspicious Circumstances

- 5:35 p.m., 1100 block of W. Rose Circle, suspicious person, police responded, made contact

- 8:55 p.m, 1400 block of Fallen Leaf Lane, suspicious subjects, police responded, information


- 11:33 p.m., 100 block of University Avenue, noise complaint, police responded, reprimand and release 

Joan Mather July 14, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I would like more details about the baby locked in the car (in the middle of summer even!). How were the adults who did this handled? There should have been serious penalties for such negligence!
L.A. Chung July 14, 2012 at 10:50 PM
What I understand, but don't have all the details, is that it may have been something inadvertent and immediately realized. You know, something like those situations when the door closes and locks and you realize that you don't have the key? My understanding is the parent or guardian of the child is the person who called the police/fire for help in getting the car open. Police did not take any action, which is the clue. But I will check. Also, the calls on the log appear exactly as generated at the moment, so often they sound worse than what they turn out to be. Major injury accidents turn out to be minor injury accidents, and the so on.


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