Top 5 From the Los Altos Police Log, April 25: Caterwauling in the Chimney

Sloppy parking yields citations, a stranded motorist is assisted on Foothill Expressway, a fraud report is taken, and a cat is unstuck from a chimney, all on Wednesday, and into the wee hours of Thursday.


Los Altos Patch would like to commend quick-working officers and firefighters today for assistance rendered for our feline friends in south Los Altos. Police and Fire came to the rescue of a cat stuck in a chimney—perhaps, much to the relief of the homeowner—at 3 a.m.!

1. Parking Violation Complaints

  • 7:16 a.m., 00 block of Loucks Avenue, report of a vehicle partially blocking the driveway, officer responded and the vehicle was moved
  • 9:59 a.m., 00 block of Loucks Avenue, vehicle partially blocking driveway, officer responded and cited
  • 3:07 p.m., Jardin Drive & Valencia Drive, parking violation, citation issued

2. Stranded motorist

  • 2 p.m., Foothill Expressway and El Monte Avenue; officer assisted, complete by 2:19 p.m. 

3. Fraud: 2:17 p.m.

  • 1600 block of Colleen Drive, fraud, cold report taken

4. Hit and Run Accident, no injuries

  • 6:00 p.m., S. San Antonio Road & Foothill Expressway, report of hit-and-run accident, no injuries, officer responded. Information only.

5. Cat Stuck

  • 2:59 a.m. 2000 block of Crist Drive; report of cat in a chimney, police responded with Fire Dept. and removed cat. Assistance rendered. Complete at 3:20 a.m.

The preceding are reports from the Los Altos Police log. All incidents listed are initial reports. A fuller report will come on the weekend wrap-up. When there are arrests mentioned in our daily logs, it does not mean there was a conviction.


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