Mountain View Voice

News - April 4, 2014

Crime Briefs

Fatal DUI crash

A Mountain View man allegedly driving under the influence was arrested after his car passenger was killed in a crash in Los Altos Thursday night, March 27, Los Altos police said.

Miroslav Samardzija, 33, was arrested after a crash was reported at 11:07 p.m. around Fremont Avenue and Marymeade Lane, near Marymeade Park, according to police.

Officers arrived to the area and found a 2005 Chevrolet involved in an accident.

The driver, Samardzija, was able to get out of the car, but the passenger was seriously injured, police said.

Emergency crews responded and pronounced the passenger dead. He has been identified as Tai-Jin Lee, a 27-year-old Mountain View man, by a spokeswoman from the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's office.

Samardzija was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. At the hospital, officers said he had been driving under the influence, police said.

He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, DUI and reckless driving, but remains at the hospital for treatment, police said.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Los Altos police Sgt. Paul Arguelles at (650) 947-2770.

óBay City News

Indecent exposure report

Police received a report of indecent exposure at the 900 block of San Pierre Ave after a woman was approached by a male subject who was allegedly masturbating in his vehicle.

The victim, a 20-year-old female Mountain View resident, told police she was walking down the road at 12:41 p.m. on March 25 when a man in a white American sedan slowed down next to her and asked for directions. When the victim got closer to the vehicle, she said she saw the driver masturbating. The driver then sped away, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department.

The driver was described as a Hispanic male in his mid-to-late 20s with black hair, and was wearing a baseball-style shirt. The victim did not desire prosecution, police said.

Bar fight at Monte Carlo

Police arrested a woman at the Monte Carlo Night Club after she attacked a patron with her high-heel shoe on Saturday, March 29.

The alleged attacker, 25-year-old San Leandro resident Juliana Zepeda, battered another woman using a shoe with a four-inch heel, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department. The victim, a 22-year-old from Oakland, sustained a one-inch puncture wound above her right eye and required stitches.

Zepeda was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Kevin Forestieri

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