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Police Calls: Wayward Deer Tours Neighborhoods

Incidents of note from the Los Altos Police log May 26-June 1.

Police in Los Altos were kept busy last week responding to a variety of calls including car accidents, wandering deer, leaf blower scofflaws, and furtive egg throwers.

At 8:38 a.m. May 26 officers responded to a malicious mischief call from a resident living on the 600 block of Rosewood Court who complained that eggs were thrown at the house during the night.  There was no damage.

An animal call about a deer reportedly spotted on the roadway at El Camino Real and Showers Drive came in at 6:28 a.m. on May 27. Responding officers checked the area but didn’t find the animal. Then, just a little more than two hours later, at 8:44 a.m., another report came in about a deer spotted in a residential area near the 60 block of Hawthorne Ave. By the time officers arrived, the deer had moved on. However, police were not yet finished tracking wayward deer for the day. A third call came in at 9:45 a.m. advising that a deer had been seen at Los Altos Square and Jordan Avenue. Officers were again unable to locate the animal.

At 1:39 p.m. May 28 police responded to a report of a tree down and causing a traffic hazard at Granger Avenue and Loyola Drive.  Officers contacted Municipal Services for removal of the tree. Later that day, at 4:36 p.m., an officer assisted parties involved in a traffic collision at Spargur Drive and El Monte Avenue.

A complaint about a loud gas-powered leaf blower in use at Wakefield Terrace and Truman Avenue came in at 9:38 a.m. May 29. Police delivered a warning to the user.

A report of a non-injury hit-and-run accident at Fremont and Truman avenues came in at 8:53 a.m. May 30. Responding officers said the victim did not want to file a police report.

The rest of the reports involved thefts and miscellaneous crimes. Among them:

  • Grand theft – 200 block of Third St.
  • Grand theft – 700 block of Orange Ave.
  • Grand theft – 1000 block of Russell Ave.
  • Identity theft – 700 block of Jordan Ave.
  • Gun ammunition destruction – 300 block of San Luis Ave.
  • Reckless driver – University Avenue and Main Street
  • Reckless driver – El Camino Real and San Antonio Road
  • Illegal dumping of garbage – 2200 block of Grant Road
  • Bicycle theft – 200 block of Cuesta Drive

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