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Police Calls: Stolen Bikes, Six Tows From Foothill Crossing

The Los Altos Police log for Aug. 15 includes grand theft of two bicycles from a shed, an arrest on a felony warrant, and gas leaf blowers in use.

 

Aug. 15

It's been more than a month since the towing enforcement began at Foothill Crossing, and we thought most people had gotten the skinny on the take-no-prisoners towing approach, but Wednesday was a big day. Beyond towing, Wednesday was a good day for a bicycle thief on Alvarado Avenue, and the gas leaf blowers were humming.

Felony Warrant

7:27 a.m., N. Clark Avenue and El Camino Real, M.V.; Police Sgt. Mark Bautista checked the welfare of a man who was slumped over, and discovered there was a warrant for the individual. Arrested was Chad Norcia, 40, of San Jose, who was booked on felony vandalism outside agency warrant in San Jose, booked at county main jail in San Jose 

Traffic Collision

9:50 a.m., 900 block of Fremont Avenue, non-injury traffic accident, officers responded and assisted with names exchange

6:30 p.m., 911, Truman Avenue and Fremont Avenue, minor injury accident, report taken

Animal Call

10:38 a.m., 1600 block of Alexander Way, dead animal in storm drain, referred to animal services

General Tow

11:04 a.m., 2310 Homestead Road (Foothill Crossing); private property tow (Editor's note: This is not a police action, but property owners notify police when they have a car towed)

12:57 p.m., 2310 Homestead Road (Foothill Crossing); private property tow

1:30 p.m., 2310 Homestead Road (Foothill Crossing); private property tow

4:08 p.m., 2310 Homestead Road (Foothill Crossing); private property tow

4:09 p.m., 2310 Homestead Road (Foothill Crossing); private property tow

4:09 p.m., 2310 Homestead Road (Foothill Crossing); private property tow

Gas Leaf Blower Complaint

11:07 a.m., 200 block of Almond Avenue, gas leaf blower in use, officer responded, reprimanded subject and released 

12:11 p.m., 200 block of Almond Avenue, gas powered leaf blower in use, enforcement officer called 

12:50 p.m., 1200 block of Colonial Oaks, gas-powered leaf blower in use, officer responded, reprimanded and released 

Suspicious Person / Circumstances

11:30 a.m., 100 block of First Street; suspicious person, officers responded and were unable to locate

11:56 p.m., 300 block of Distel Circle, suspicious circumstances, apparent civil dispute, no crime, report taken 

Fraud

11:40 a.m., 400 block of Torwood Lane; fraud, cold report, officer made contact and reporting party will need to confirm more information prior to filing a report

Municipal Code Violation

12:52 p.m., 1300 block of Harwalt Drive, municipal code violation, officer responded, no report

10:24 p.m., 1500 block of Honeysuckle Place, municipal code violation, gone on arrival 

Reckless Driver

1:17 p.m., El Camino Real and Showers Drive, report of reckless driver, officer responded and vehicle was gone on arrival, information passed on to other agencies for a ‘be on the look-out.’

Civil

2:39 p.m., 800 block of Fremont Avenue, civil issue, patient disagreed with staff and wanted to leave subacute center, officer responded, patient left, report taken 

Grand Theft

2:52 p.m., 00 block of Alvarado Avenue, grand theft of two bicycles from backyard shed, report taken 

Malicious Mischief

12:27 a.m., 1700 block of Newcastle Drive, malicious mischief, report taken

Residential Alarm

2:56 a.m., Richardson Avenue and Kensington Avenue, audible residential alarm, police responded, quiet on arrival, quiet on departure

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