Mountain View Voice

News - July 26, 2013

Crime briefs

Two bikes stolen

Two bikes were stolen from a garage on the 100 block of Donny Street, according to Mountain View police.

The victim told police that he left his garage open on July 21 between 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., according to Sgt. Dan Vicencio, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department. During that time someone came in and took both bikes.

There were no witnesses and police currently have no suspects, Vicencio said.

FBI raid

With guns drawn, FBI agents raided an apartment at a Mountain View complex on Monday, July 15, according to local witness and a spokeswoman for the bureau.

The local witness, who lives in the apartment complex at 1084 Wentworth Street, declined to be identified because he said he feared for his safety. The witness said that at least 15 agents, some with handguns drawn and others with military-style weapons out raided the apartment of a neighbor shortly before 4 p.m.

Agents threatened to break through the man's front door, the witness said, and were just about to breach the home when the man opened the door. He was ordered to come outside, and lie face down with his hands behind his head. "It was all very theatrical," the witness said.

The FBI confirmed to the Voice that a search warrant was served at the apartment complex. According to the FBI spokeswoman, the warrant has been sealed by court order.

The witness noted that the man has since been released from custody.

Hotel room burgled

An out-of-town man staying at a local hotel emerged from the shower Wednesday morning to find that someone other than the housekeeping staff had let themselves into his room, police said.

The man, who entered the bathroom for his morning shower at around 6:15 a.m. came out at 6:45 a.m. to discover that someone had removed the screen to the ground-floor window of his room, slid the window open, hopped in and made off with his laptop, his iPad, his wallet and the keys to his rental car, which were apparently used to steal the vehicle, according to Sgt. Dan Vicencio, public information officer with the Mountain View Police Department

The man was staying at the Hotel Avante, located at 860 E. El Camino Real, Vicencio said. There were no witnesses and no video surveillance of the crime. Police currently have no suspect in the case.

—Mountain View Voice staff

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