Blackberry stolen from car in garage

A Blackberry cell phone was stolen from a car parked in the garage of a Mountain View townhouse in the early hours of May 6, police said.

The burglary was reported the next morning at 7:42 a.m., after the victim discovered that someone had rummaged through both cars parked in the garage overnight, according to Liz Wylie, a spokeswoman for the Mountain View Police Department.

Wylie said that the victim had been having trouble locking the side door to the garage for some time and had reported the issue to her landlord. However, the door remained broken on the night of the burglary.

"If you have doors where locks aren't working, make sure you get them fixed immediately," Wylie said, adding that the victim should have locked the car doors, especially since she knew the garage door couldn't be locked. Doing so may have prevented the incident.

The Blackberry was the only item stolen, Wylie said.


Posted by Duke, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 11, 2011 at 3:17 pm

What street is the house at in MV?

Posted by Jesse, a resident of Castro City
on May 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Is this near the Day Worker Center?

Posted by Justin, a resident of Whisman Station
on May 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Wow. Slow news day?

Posted by fred, a resident of Rex Manor
on May 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm


Posted by unsafe, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Look like mountain view has become so unsafe that we need to make sure to deadbolt everything

Posted by Observer, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 12, 2011 at 12:47 pm

It would help if an address were provided. Or at least the city block. Is this an oversight by the editing staff?

Posted by jusme, a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Re: Observer's observation above: makes ya' wonder about the lack of info presented in press releases, doesn't it. Rather like the suspect was described as "a male in a hooded sweatshirt." Period!
(Slow news day with an abundance to spare time in the newsroom, sounds like!)

Posted by JW, a resident of Monta Loma
on May 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Would be helpful to know where!!
It's really sad that anyone has to worry about locking the garage or waiting for a landlord to fix a lock. If it was only broken a few days and they were robbed, then how many times has someone tried to break in before but found the door locked? Are people really wandering around looking for unlocked doors all night long? I fear the answer to this is yes, and that creeps me out.

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

The Eye is a registered user.


"Are people really wandering around looking for unlocked doors all night long? I fear the answer to this is yes, and that creeps me out."

Unfortunately, the answer is all too often: Yes, they are, sadly.

Posted by Heartfulart, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 12, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I guess it's at least a good sign that such a small story makes it to the news! It certainly beats some of the horrible things that have taken place around here in the past year!
In San Francisco you probably couldn't even interest the police in investigating something this small!

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