Bike burned at Springer School

Police hit a dead end in an arson investigation after finding a charred bicycle on the playground of Springer School on Thursday morning. The bicycle, which was set on fire sometime overnight between June 8 and June 9, did not cause significant damage to the school, police said.

According to Mountain View police spokeswoman Liz Wylie, a school custodian discovered the bike lying in the middle of the school's playground blacktop at about 7 a.m. on June 9. Its front tire was partially melted and its frame was burnt.

The fire department did not respond, as there was no fire to put out, Wylie said.

Police questioned school administration and staff, as well as people who live nearby, but nobody gave officers any significant leads. "We have no idea who did it," Wylie said, adding that the case is "suspended," meaning that police have concluded their investigation.

Wylie said that while no damage was done to the school -- other than some burn marks left on the asphalt where the bike was set on fire -- whoever did this could possibly face arson charges if he or she is ultimately caught.


Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

Seems like there is a lot of crime being reported in that area, lately. Perhaps it requires special police focus in that region.

Posted by WhatCrime?, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Care to fill us in Eye? A quick browse of with reports from MV and Los Altos PDs show almost nothing in the past 30 days, with the rest of Mountain View peppered with crime by comparison. Are you being sarcastic?

Posted by seriously?, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 12, 2011 at 11:39 am

The Eye only gives his opinion because he or she is able to type. Eye, I think you should take a break from the computer. I would like to read an article from the Voice where you are not making a ridiculous comment. Got attention?

Posted by Pink-Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I can't read a Mtn Voice article without my twin making these asinine statements, maybe go outside?... suns out!

Posted by Frayed Knot, a resident of Gemello
on Jun 13, 2011 at 6:13 am

"Seems like there is a lot of crime being reported in that area, lately" the recesses of your imagination.

Posted by HAHAHA, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jun 13, 2011 at 6:40 am

[Post removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]

Posted by James, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:28 am

Both the crime and the above post by HAHAHA should serve as a reminder that the grade schools are out for summer.

Posted by jusme, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Excuse me for a moment - I've resided in Mtn. View since 1969
and I'm not familiar with the St. Francis Acres neighborhood.
(And it's not listed in any AAA publications, even!!)

And, I certainly agree with the entry above reminding the
appropriate submitters that the sun is out - go out and enjoy it.
I will add that your keyboard will survive alone in the darkened
room 'til you return. Bye-bye for now.

Posted by info on St Francis Acres, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 13, 2011 at 4:30 pm

St. Francis Acres is that portion of Mountain View between El Monte/Springer and Mc Kelvey Park. The kids are in the Los Altos school district and to to Springer grammar school.

Posted by Thom, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Let's see here, we have so far a bike...burnt...schoolyard. Must be a ritual slaying.

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