Mountain View Voice

News - June 28, 2013

Crime briefs

M&M robbery

A man was arrested on June 22 for allegedly punching a Mountain View drugstore clerk who tried to stop him as he attempted to make off with a bag of candy.

Mountain View police arrested Robert Golden, a 70-year-old transient, who they believe punched a clerk at the CVS at 2630 W. El Camino Real.

According to the police report, Golden entered the CVS around 1:58 a.m. on June 22, grabbed a bag of M&M's candy and tried to walk out without paying. The clerk tried to stop him and Golden punched him.

Police found Golden at a nearby bus stop and arrested him for robbery, because he had used force to steal the candy. He was booked into county jail.

The clerk was not badly hurt and required no medical attention.

Pot bust

A Mountain View man was recently arrested on suspicion possessing marijuana for sale after police found more than two pounds of pot — along with several grams of a "concentrated cannabis," $1,000 in cash and all the necessary components needed to manufacture a substance known as "honey oil." A .22 rifle was also found.

According to a post on the Mountain View Police Department's blog, the department's Crime Suppression Unit arrested Stuart Keith on the 700 block of San Pierre Way after getting a search warrant. Keith was arrested without incident and booked into the main county jail.

A spokeswoman with the police said many details surrounding the arrest could not be made public because the investigation is still ongoing.

The MVPD's blog post does not indicate what special components Keith allegedly had in his possession, but it did note that honey oil is made by extracting cannabis oil and THC — one of pot's active ingredients.

According to the website CannabisCulture.com, so-called honey oil is made by exposing ground marijuana to butane, which acts as a solvent to strip the oils and THC out of the plant. That oil can then be smoked.

—Mountain View Voice staff

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