Police Calls: Stolen Car in the Middle of the Road

In the wee hours of the night police encountered a man driving erratically, who abandoned it in the roadway. Before that, a suspicious person here, a fraud case there.


April 1



6:41 a.m., 370 block of Distel Cir.; trespassing, officer responded, gone on arrival


7:56 a.m., 473 Santa Barbara Drive; fraud in progress, fraud report taken

Suspicious Person

8:50 a.m., 550 Almond Avenue; suspicious person, officers responded and made contact, information only

Hit and Run

12:53 p.m., 410 S. San Antonio Road; non-injury hit and run, no injuries

Parking Violation

1:37 p.m., Tyndall Street and Fremont Avenue; parking complaint, no violation

Municipal Code

3:38 p.m., Cuesta Drive and Springer Road, muni complaint, officers responded, reprimanded a release

April 2

Recovered stolen vehicle

3:55 a.m., Miramonte Avenue and Barbara Avenue, Mountain View; Los Altos Police Agent Neal Randles said at about 3:15 a.m., the suspect was observed driving erratically on Miramonte near Covington Road, and when Sgt. Mark Bautista attempted to pull him over the suspect fled, driving into Mountain View.  Mountain View police found the car in the middle of the road off of Miramonte on Alison at Barbara avenues, with the door open and the radio playing. Two blocks away, they found the suspect walking on the street on Barbara and Montalto avenues near Bubb Park. He professed to having nothing to do with the car in the middle of the street. Police contacted the owner of the car, a Los Gatos woman, who came to get it and found the GPS device missing. The suspect had the GPS in his backpack, Randles said.

The individual was also found with an outstanding $75,000 felony warrant related to drug charges, so he was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail.


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