Weekly Police Report: DUI, Auto Burglaries

Notable and not-so notable events culled from the Los Altos Police log, Aug. 3-10, include an identity theft report and an arrest for being intoxicated in public.


The seven-day period beginning Friday, Aug. 3, started quietly with a report of identity theft by a resident who walked into the police station to speak with an officer.  

On the weekend, it got busier. On Saturday, Aug. 4 there was a tow at 11:33 a.m. at the Foothill Crossing shopping center, which continues its summer-long crackdown on cars parking for longer than 90 minutes. Shortly before midnight police arrested an individual on the 400 block of Distel Drive for being intoxicated in public.

On early Sunday morning, Aug. 5 at 4:56 p.m. police made an arrest of an individual for driving under the influence of alcohol, after encountering the person at a small accident at Foothill Expressway at S. Springer Road. Police arrested a second person on a felony warrant on the 500 block of Pine Lane, and booked the individual in to Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose.  There were three more tows from the Foothill Crossing shopping center, one at 3:50 p.m., a second at 4:33 p.m. and the third at 4:53 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 6 had a theme—failure to lock their cars. Three people left their car doors unlocked and lost small items. The first was reported at 7:48 a.m. on the 1100 block of Brucito Avenue, the second at 10:39 a.m. on the 1600 block Jolly Court, and the last one was reported at 11:30 a.m. on Annette Lane.  Construction around Loucks Avenue continues to make parking an unhappy experience, and a citation was issued to one car owner on the 00 block.

On Tuesday, August 7, the management of the Foothill Crossing shopping center towed two cars that had parked longer than the 90-minute limit currently into effect

The first of a couple complaints about construction noise on the 400 block of Cypress  Drive began at 6:28 p.m. and responding officers reprimanded and released the work crew. Another citation arising from a parking complaint on Loucks Avenue, was issued.

On Wednesday, Aug. 8, reports of reckless drivers had police hopping to three  different locations mid-day, but fruitlessly. The first was at 11:25 a.m. on South El Monte Road and Foothill Expressway, the second at 1:05 p.m. on West El Camino Real and San Antonio Road, the third was 1:35 p.m. at South Springer Road and Foothill Expressway. And over at Foothill Crossing shopping center there were two more tows. The first was at 12:37 p.m., and the second at 12:53 p.m. Police responded twice to a home on the 300 block of Almond Avenue to reports of a disturbance, the first at 8:57 p.m. and the second at 11:53 p.m., rendering assistance each time

On Thursday, Aug. 9, the morning started with an arrest on a felony warrant in San Jose. No other details were immediately available. There was a tow each in at opposite ends of town. At 12:46 p.m., a car was towed from the Foothill Crossing shopping center, and  another preparation for the Farmers’ Market in downtown Los Altos at 2:44 p.m., At 6:13 p.m., there was a noise complaint on the 400 block of Cypress Avenue.

Joan Mather August 14, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Just Curious: Who is writing the "jazzed up" police report? (above) A Herb Caen "wanna be"? :-)


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