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.
While many people were away from their jobs and off from school for the holidays, police in Los Altos were kept busy last week with a multitude of rainstorm-related calls ranging from minor flooding on local streets to clogged storm drains, and fallen trees. They also investigated traffic accidents and made a DUI arrest.
On Dec. 21 police responded to a 9:59 a.m. call about a stranded motorist at Magdalena Avenue and Foothill Expressway. Arriving officers provided assistance to the motorist. There were no injuries. Another stranded motorist was reported at 11:26 a.m. Dec. 23 on I-280 and Winchester Boulevard. Police referred the matter to the California Highway Patrol.
Other vehicle-related calls included non-injury accidents on Dec. 21 at 12:09 p.m. on Miramonte Avenue and A Street, at 1:31 p.m. on Plaza Central and Third Street; on Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m. on Foothill Expressway and El Monte Avenue, and on Dec. 26 at 4:40 p.m. on the 200 block of State Street. In each case officers assisted parties with name exchanges.
A reckless driver was reported at 5:27 p.m. Dec. 21 on South El Monte and Hawthorne avenues. Responding officers were unable to locate the vehicle when they arrived. The next day, another reckless driver was reported at 9:47 a.m. at El Camino Real and San Antonio Road. The matter was referred to Mountain View Police.
Police were dispatched at 1:06 a.m. Dec. 22 to investigate a report of a motorist suspected to be driving under the influence at Ortega Avenue and El Camino Real, Mountain View. The motorist was arrested and a report was taken by the officer on the scene.
When heavy rainstorms hit the region Dec. 23, police fielded calls about flooding on many area streets including Los Altos Avenue, Berry Avenue, Deodara Drive, Manor Way, Viola Place, Holt Avenue, and Windimer Drive, among many others. Trees were reported down Fremont Avenue and Fallen Leaf Lane, and at Hollidale Court. In each case police advised the Municipal Services Department.
Identity thefts were called into police at 12:43 p.m. Dec. 26 on the 600 block of Hollingsworth Drive, and at 10:44 a.m. Dec. 27 on the 1100 block of Laureles Drive. In each case responding officers took a report.
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