Mountain View Voice

News - May 23, 2014

Crime Briefs

MV man arrested after string of burglaries

Two men, including one Mountain View resident, were arrested in connection to at least five burglaries from homes and vehicles in Los Altos.

Police received a report that suspicious people were in the 200 block of Hawthorne Avenue in Los Altos at 5:20 a.m. on May 15. When police arrived they found two men, 20-year-old Nathan Hubbard of Mountain View and 20-year-old Isaiah Magee of San Jose, hiding on residential property and who were allegedly in possession of property from a nearby house.

Officers reported they later found the suspects' vehicle nearby, which had stolen property from at least five other home and vehicle burglaries inside.

Both Hubbard and Magee were booked into Santa Clara County Jail on charges of burglary, possession, stolen property and conspiracy. The bail for both suspects is set at $150,000.

Man with fractured skull found in parking lot

Police found a man lying on the ground with head injuries in the parking lot of 2211 Latham St. on Thursday, May 15, at around 6:20 p.m.

When police arrived at the scene, the victim was accompanied by two people who were not cooperative, according to police. The victim, a 21-year-old Mountain View resident, was also not being cooperative and was transported to a local hospital, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department.

The victim suffered from a skull fracture and bleeding in the skull, as well as several cuts about his head, according to police.

A separate witness told police a Hispanic man in his mid-20s punched the victim and fled in a black, four-door vehicle.

No contest plea for man who robbed MV, other cities

A man who admitted to eight robberies across Mountain View and other Bay Area cities plead no contest to three counts of felony robbery in a San Mateo County court.

On June 25, 2005, 32-year-old Amenaten Shilo Salem robbed a Starbucks on 264 Redwood Shores Parkway in Redwood Shores at 7:45 p.m. He held three victims at gunpoint and ordered an employee to open the safe, and escaped with approximately $3,000, according to the county report.

Shilo Salem was on the run for months until Mountain View police arrested him as a suspect in a different crime in January 2006. He confessed to the Starbucks robbery as well as a string of other robberies in eight cities, including Mountain View, Santa Clara, San Leandro and San Jose. He was later transferred back to San Mateo County for trial, and was in custody on $1,000,000 bail.

At the county court in Redwood City, Shilo Salem admitted his guilt, apologized to the victims and plead no contest to felony robbery. The court sentenced him to three years in prison on top of his 17-year state prison sentence by Santa Clara County courts.

Kevin Forestieri

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