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.
With New Year’s festivities under way, many people took to the roadways to attend parties, shows, and celebrations. Meanwhile, police in Los Altos were kept busy with numerous traffic calls ranging from reckless drivers to abandoned vehicles and suspected drunken drivers. They also investigated a suspicious package, numerous residential alarms and an attempted burglary.
On Dec. 28 police made a warrant arrest at 9:01 a.m. at West Portola and Los Altos avenues. The person was cited and released on an outside warrant. A short while later, at 9:38 a.m., officers tagged a reported abandoned vehicle on the 1200 block of Covington Road. Another abandoned vehicle was tagged at 4:29 p.m. on the 800 block of Madonna Way.
As the weekend got under way, police responded to reports of reckless drivers. The first report came in at 2:26 p.m. Dec. 29 at Hillview and Gordon avenues. When officers arrived it was no longer in progress, but a warning was given to the driver. Another reckless driver was reported at 2:50 p.m. at Jay Street and El Monte Avenue. The incident was handled by Mountain View Police.
Police responded to a report of a suspicious package at 4:33 p.m. Dec. 29 on the 4000 block of El Camino Real. The package turned out to be an empty suitcase.
At 9:18 p.m. Dec. 30 police were notified via radio to be on the lookout for a suspected drunken driver at North Springer Road and Raymundo Avenue. The driver was found and placed under a DUI arrest.
On New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, police responded at 11:39 a.m. to a cold report of an assault and battery on the 4000 block of El Camino Real. The reporting party declined to press charges and declined a police report. Later that day, at 4:52 p.m., a caller reported stray horses in Los Altos Hills. The call was transferred to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. At 5 p.m. officers responded to a report of a leash law violation on the 1500 block of Holt Avenue. Arriving officers delivered a warning to the subject.
The New Year started with a report of identity theft at 4:33 p.m. Jan. 1 on the 70 block of Coronado Avenue. Police took a report. At 6:22 that evening a residential burglary was reported on the 5000 block of El Camino Real. Arriving officers determined items had been taken from a storage shed. A report was taken.
On Jan. 2 numerous residential alarms were reported. Alarms sounded at 7:56 a.m. on the 400 block of Hacienda Way; 9:13 a.m. on the 1400 block of Aura Way; and at 9:34 a.m. on the 500 block of University Avenue. In each case the alarm was canceled by the resident with no evidence of a crime having occurred. An attempted burglary was reported at 9:02 p.m. on the 800 block of University Avenue. Police made a report. Later, at 10:29 p.m., police were called to investigate a complaint about a noisy animal on the 500 block of Palm Avenue. Officers issued a barking dog complaint citation.
A reckless driver was reported at 10:54 a.m. Jan. 3 on the 2300 block of Homestead Road. An officer responded and the call was referred to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office which also responded to the location. At 1:43 p.m. a gas leaf blower violation was reported on the 400 block of Juanita Way. The arriving officer met and then reprimanded the subject.
At 12:53 a.m. Jan. 4 a report of a suspicious person at Foothill Expressway and Edith Avenue was received. Responding officers were unable to locate the subject.
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