Mountain View Voice

News - March 14, 2014

Crime briefs

Apartment fire

Firefighters battled a one-alarm blaze at an apartment complex in Mountain View on March 6, a fire department spokeswoman said.

At about 2 p.m., fire officials received reports that flames were seen coming out of the windows of a multi-unit apartment building in the 800 block of Park Drive, near Miramonte Avenue and McKelvey Park, according to Mountain View fire spokeswoman Jaime Garrett.

Firefighters arrived at the complex and extinguished the second-floor blaze. No injuries were reported but numerous residents were evacuated from the building, Garrett said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, she said.

—Bay City News Service

Runaway found safe

An 11-year-old boy who apparently ran away from his Mountain View home on Saturday has been found and is safe, according to police.

Police took to social media to solicit the public's help in finding Bryan Lazo, who ran away on Saturday at around 12:30 p.m. He returned home Sunday at around noon, according to Mountain View police.

The boy was not injured and has been reunited with his family. "We are still working with him and his family to get to the root of the problem," said Sgt. Saul Jaeger.

Bike stolen

A bicycle was stolen from a locked storage space on the 2200 block of Latham Street, police said.

According to the Mountain View Police Department, a black and red Bottechia road bike, valued at $1,400, was taken sometime between Feb. 5 and March 5.

Laptops, phone stolen

A pair of laptops and a cell phone were taken from a marketing consultancy firm in Mountain View sometime between March 7 and March 10, police said.

A burglar, or burglars, apparently entered the business, located at 100 View St., sometime after 5:30 p.m. on March 7 and 9:15 a.m. on March 10. Sgt. Saul Jaeger, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department, said investigators believe the thief entered through an unlocked first-floor window.

—Mountain View Voice staff

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