Mountain View Voice

For the Record - January 18, 2013

Crime briefs

Fire damages mobile home

A two-alarm fire damaged a residence in a Mountain View mobile home park Sunday morning, Jan. 13.

At about 4:55 a.m., firefighters responded to reports of fire at Sahara Mobile Village in Mountain View, according to the fire department.

Arriving fire crews found one unit fully engulfed in flames, officials said. The sole occupant of the mobile home had safely evacuated.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and prevented flames from spreading to other units. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire officials are reminding residents to ensure all homes are equipped with functioning smoke detectors.

Electronics stolen

About $3,500 in electronics were stolen from a Mountain View storage space in December, police said.

The crime, which was only recently reported, appears to have taken place sometime between Dec. 18 and Dec. 26 of 2012, at the Public Storage facility at 1040 Terra Bella Ave., according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department.

The items reported missing include a Playstation 3 gaming system, a Nintendo Wii gaming system, two digital cameras, a KitchenAid mixer, a home audio amplifier and a computer monitor, according to the police report. All told, Thompson said, the items stolen are estimated to be worth about $3,500.

There were no obvious signs of forced entry and there are no suspects, Thompson said.

Burglary nets TV

A television was stolen from a home in the 2300 block of Jane Lane during an overnight burglary last week, police said.

Sometime between Jan. 10 at about 5:30 p.m. and Jan. 11 at about 10 a.m., a burglar, or burglars, entered the home — most likely through an unlocked but closed door, according to the police report — and made off with a Sony brand 50-inch TV, Sgt. Sean Thompson of the Mountain View Police Department said.

The TV was in the home's living room and no other rooms appear to have been touched, Thompson said.

Nobody was home at the time of the burglary, there are no witnesses and there is no information on a possible suspect, Thompson said.

—Mountain View Voice staff

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