Mountain View Voice

News - April 18, 2014

Crime Briefs

Gang confrontation leads to arrests

Police arrested two men and one juvenile after they allegedly tried to instigate a gang fight at the 200 block of Higdon Avenue.

Three Norteno gang members challenged three Sureno gang members to a fight at 6:50 p.m. on April 9, according to the Mountain View Police Department. Police determined, based on witness accounts of what happened, that the three Norteno gang members threw glass bottles at the victims, according to police Sgt. Saul Jaeger. There were no injuries.

Eric Castro, 20, from San Jose and Ernesto Sanchez, 20, from Sunnyvale were booked into San Jose Main Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. The juvenile was booked into Juvenile Hall on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Jaeger said gang activity generally increases during the summer months, and that gang members can be seen in and around local parks. As part of the "see something, say something" campaign, the police department encourages the community to report any suspicious activity.

Woman rifles through mailboxes

Police received a report that a woman was carrying a large quantity of mail, and was allegedly entering private property and looking through mailboxes along the 100 block of Mercy Street.

The woman, described as white and in her mid-20s, with blond hair, was seen approaching several houses around 3:10 p.m. on April 9 and rifling through the mailboxes, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department. The woman was seen getting into the passenger side of a vehicle.

The witness did not see the subject actually take any mail, police said, but found the behavior unusual and called the police. Officers were not able to locate the woman.

Kevin Forestieri

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