Mountain View Voice

News - June 21, 2013

Burglaries continue in Mountain View

Residential burglaries continue to be a problem in Mountain View, with four burglaries and one attempted break-in over a three-day period, according to police reports.

On June 10, two homes were burglarized during the morning hours — the first between 8:30 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. in the 100 block of Evandale Avenue, and the second between 10:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. on the 100 block of Eldora Drive, according to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department.

During the Evandale Avenue burglary, unknown suspects made off with a Kindle, a Fujifilm camera, a Nokia cell phone, two purses, diamond earrings, jewelry boxes and cash, Thompson said. Police believe the burglar got into the home by reaching through an open window to unlock a deadbolt on a rear door.

At least 20 minutes later, and about two miles away on Eldora Drive, a burglar got into a home by forcing open an outer side door to the garage and then entering through the unlocked inner garage door to the house, Thompson said. When the residents returned home they discovered that $700 worth of cameras and equipment had been taken, along with a laptop.

Both homes were ransacked, according to Thompson.

The residents of an apartment located at 707 Continental Circle called to report a burglary the next day, June 11, Thompson said. The residents returned to their apartment at 4 p.m. that day, after being gone since May 26, to find that their TV and a camcorder had been stolen.

It is unclear how the burglar got in. None of the entrances to the apartment seemed to have been forced open, and the residents said they locked up before leaving, according to Thompson.

At 4:30 p.m. that same day, June 11, a resident living in an apartment in the 900 block of Boranda Avenue called to report that someone tried to pry open the back sliding door of the apartment, Thompson said. Nothing was missing from the apartment, and it appears no one got in, but there were pry marks visible on the outside of the sliding door that hadn't been there when the resident left the apartment earlier in the day.

And on June 12, another apartment, located in a complex in the 800 block of E. El Camino Real, was ransacked, while the resident was away from 6 a.m. to 4:35 p.m., according to Thompson. The front door to the apartment was locked, but the rear sliding door was not.

According to the resident, although the apartment was turned upside down, it doesn't appear that anything was taken.

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