Police Calls: Bee Swarms to Burglaries

The Los Altos Police log was light, with everyone in Los Altos, it seems, decamped to Tahoe for the long weekend.


For the time period of Friday, Aug. 31 to Thursdy, Sept 4, here's the list of the notable and not-so-notable in this past week's performance 

Driving on Suspended License

7:52 a.m., S. El Monte Avenue and Rinconada Court, suspect driving on a suspended license, issued a citation

Gas Leaf Blower

1600 block of El Sereno Court, report of gas leaf blower, officer responded and was unable to locate

General Tow

  • 12:57 p.m., 2310 Homestead Road (Foothill Crossings shopping center), general tow, private property tow
  • 1:19 p.m., 2310 Homestead Road, general tow, private property tow


  • 2:57 p.m., Aug. 31, 900 block of Altos Oaks Drive; report of a loose dog, animal control advised.
  • 12:16 p.m., Sept. 2, 1900 block of Colleen Drive; loose dog
  • 12: 40 a.m., 1100 block of St. Joseph Avenue; stray dog, patrol advised
  • 2:21 a.m., Sept. 3, 500 block of San Felicia Way; bee swarm, reporting party advised to call private bee keeper for assistance
  • 6:11 p.m., 1400 block of Ranchita Drive; barking dog complaint, officers responded, quiet on arrival and departure


6:28 p.m., Plaza North and First Street, burglary of a vehicle, report taken

9:16 a.m., Sept. 4, 551 Torwood Lane; residential burglary , cold, report taken  (Neal Randles)


7:17 p.m., 1501 Morton Avenue; petty theft in progress, petty theft report taken

Found Property

  • 7:20 p.m., Aug. 31, walk-in, 4710 El Camino Real, found property, report taken
  • 3:10 p.m., Sept. 4, walk-in, 1265 Fremont Avenue; found property, report taken
  • 3:27 p.m., direct dial, 700 Los Altos Avenue; found property; property booked for destruction, report taken
  • 7:24 p.m., Sept. 3, Cecelia Way and Casita Way; found property, report taken


9:13 p.m., 1265 Fremont Avenue; graffiti, malicious mischief report taken

Outside Agency Assist

12:46 a.m., Sept. 1, 201 Almond Avenue, Los Altos High School, outside agency assistance rendered

Health & Safety violation

2:14 a.m., Sept, 1 El Camino Real and Monroe Avenue; health & safety code violation, arrest

Suspicious Person

  • 9:04 a.m., Sept. 1, Raquel Drive; suspicious circumstances, officers responded and assisted
  • 7:50 p.m., 300 block of Yerba Buena Drive, suspicious vehicle, officers cleared, no report
  • 7:12 a.m., Sept. 2, 97 Hillview Avenue, Hillview Community Center, suspicious subjects, police checked the area, unable to locate
  • 1:07 a.m., Sept. 3, 200 block of  Alicia Way, report of a suspicious subject, police responded and were unable to locate
  • 8:42 p.m., 4750 El Camino Real; suspicious subjects, officers responded and were unable to locate

Noise Complaint

  • 5:35 p.m., Sept. 1, 400 block of Miraflores Way, construction noise complaint, officer cleared, reprimanded and released
  • 12:35 a.m., Sept. 3; 1600 block of Christina Drive; noise complaint, police responded, reprimanded and released

Municipal Code

10:50 p.m., 1000 block of Laureles Avenue; municipal code violation, report taken

Misdemeanor Warrant

11:54 p.m., Sept. 1, direct dial, 1040 Covington Road, misdemeanor warrant, subject was arrested

Sewer Back up

  • 2:20 p.m., Sept. 3, 500 block of Panchita Way; sewer back-up, municipal services on-call employee advised
  • 2:48 p.m., 1400 block of Frontero Avenue; sewer back up, municipal services advised



11:21 a.m., Sept. 4, 501 San Felicia Way, late reported disturbance (Neal Randles)

General Tow

11:38 a.m., 2310 Homestead Road, private property tow

Gun/Ammunition Destruction

2:50 p.m., walk-in, 694 Benvenue Avenue; ammunition destruction


1:26 a.m., Sept. 5, 625 Magdalena Avenue; trespassing complaint, officers responded, information only



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