The Week's Police Calls: Violation of a Restraining Order

Los Altos Patch looks at the seven days from July 21 to 26, where there were burglaries, grand theft, a slew of complaints over barking dogs, off-leash dogs and gas leaf blowers. Plus tows at you-know-where.


Editor's Note: We provide a round-up of trends and day-by-day incidents of note in narrative form each week. Any arrest information below does not indicate a conviction.

Gas leaf blower violation complaints, real or unfounded, peppered the week’s incidents. On Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21 there were three, on the 1500 block of Katy Lane, the 300 block of S. San Antonio Road, and the 1500 block of Siesta Drive. Police responded to a complaint on July 26, at on the 100 block of Eleanor Avenue.

Noisy animal complaints—dogs exclusively—were frequent over the past seven days. On Saturday night, July 20, police were called to the 1200 block of Lisa Lane; on Sunday, July 22, four calls, to the 100 block of Loucks Avenue, then the 400 block of Rosita Avenue, 200 block of Merritt Road, and the 200 block of S. El Monte Avenue. On Monday, July 23 there were two, on the 500 block of Valencia Drive at 8:41 a.m., and then at 12:05 p.m. on the 300 block of Delphi Circle. Parma Way seemed to be  plagued on Tuesday, July 24. Police were called three separate times, first to Parma at Covington Road at 2:50 p.m., then twice to a home on the 800 block of Parma, where a citation was issued at 6:21 p.m. on the last visit. Police were called to the 1000 block of Rosemont on Wednesday, July 25 at 10:27 p.m., but no report taken

Off-leash dog complaints have been regularly called in at Grant Park’s enticing expanses of lawn. On Friday police were called at 7:43 p.m., then again Sunday at 7:42 p.m. On Tuesday, police were called at 9:29 a.m., but were unable to locate any dogs off leash. On Wednesday, police responded to a call of an unleashed at 7:59 p.m., that was deemed unfounded.

Towing continues at Foothill Crossing and Homestead Crossing shopping centers, where management has been strictly enforcing posted time limits aimed at discouraging all-day parkers who have used the shopping center to meet up for hiking, biking, or other activities off-site. On Saturday, July 21 there were three tows On Wednesday there were two tows at 12:45 and 3:19 p.m.; there were two tows at Thursday, two cars more were towed at 10:36 a.m. and 12:48 p.m., for a total of nine cars towed over a seven day period.

On Monday, July 23, a theft was reported on the 100 block of S. Gordon Way, in the form of fraudulent use of credit card that the resident discovered. A vehicle was repossessed on the 900 block of Golden Way, perhaps appearing less golden these days.

On Tuesday, July 24, police issued a rare parking ticket at 184 Second Street. Police responded to assist with three accidents and take reports. The first was at 8:50 a.m. at San Antonio Road and Mount Hamilton Avenue, the other two were at Foothill Expressway and Edith Avenue, one at 9:52 a.m. and the other at midnight. Police stopped the removal of a heritage oak tree without a permit, on the 1400 block of Wessex Avenue. The resident was referred to the city Planning Department to apply for a permit. Police were called to find two loose dogs, one at Magdalena Avenue and Foothill Expressway, and another at Palm and Sheridan avenues, but were unsuccessful. Tuesday afternoon, a rare towing of a vehicle from Rancho Shopping Center turned out to be a stolen car from San Jose. That city’s police department took over the case. A resident called in a burglary of jewelry on the 1900 block of Helen Court at 5:44 p.m., an event that was a few weeks old, police said. Police were called to the 1900 block of Alford Avenue for a disturbance, where they rendered assistance.

Wednesday morning, July 25, a grand theft was reported on the 600 block of Kingswood Way that turned out to be a civil matter, for which a police officer assisted. Two non-injury collisions took place at 11:57 a.m. at A Street and Fremont Avenue, and another at the Foothill Crossings shopping center. Police helped with names exchange.

On Thursday night, July 26, at 6:30 p.m., police arrested Brian Matthews, 48, on the 600 block of Hollingsworth Drive, on a violation of a restraining order. He was booked at county main jail in San Jose. Twice before, in the early hours of July 22, the resident at the home asked to speak to an officer because of a possible trespasser. 



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