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Rampaging teen smashes up store

Original post made on Jul 25, 2011

A Mountain View teenager was arrested after allegedly going on a destructive rampage through a Latham Street convenience store Saturday night, and then violently resisting police officers, a police spokeswoman said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 25, 2011, 1:36 PM

Comments (24)

Posted by Political Insider, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Sounds like a failure to communicate.

Posted by Homer, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Does anybody know if these are symptoms of PCP?

Posted by Great Job, a resident of Castro City
on Jul 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Great Job. It shows how well trained our police our and how the city is willing to seek out good people to be our officers. The level of professionalism is shown here. If it was me I would have released that dog to tear that kid up and then used the stun gun just to make a point. Great job!!!

Too bad the kid is just going to get grounded for his bad behavior.

- Nancy

Posted by Ditto, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Great job MV police! Hopefully the boy will get more than being grounded. He needs to do a little time. He is a ticking time bomb and a danger to the community. Next time it could be a gun.

He should also have to do some community service and be made to pay for the damage he's done. Drugs or not, there is NO EXCUSE for his behavior.

Posted by bob, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 25, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Amazing how the dog (at least initially) had a calming effect on the boy

Posted by TubFlub, a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Snorting bath salts is the new PCP type high and, for now, legal.

Posted by Jesse, a resident of Castro City
on Jul 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

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Posted by Hippie, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Great job, kid! Always give "the man" Hell! A++

Posted by Amy, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm

@Jesse, the Day Worker Center is at the end of Escuela near the railroad tracks. You could look up the address of the center and locate it on a Google map, then bookmark that page. Refer to it whenever you read about a crime in Mountain View and then you won't need to ask this question everytime. Just enter the address of the incident into the directions section of the map page and check for yourself. Amazingly enough, crime happens with or without the Day Worker Center, and near or far from the Day Worker Center. Note that the article stated that this happened close to midnight. That is long after the Day Worker Center is closed for the day.

Posted by castro mom, a resident of Castro City
on Jul 25, 2011 at 7:17 pm

What a twit!! Geez, can't a person work their job without fearing for their lives? I hope the clerk is ok and seems like the police did a good job. You don't always know exactly who you are dealing with in a situation like this. Glad they brought the K9 Police! I agree the youth should do Community Service!! Pay back with his time and money all that was destroyed. And start right away!!

Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 25, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Juvy Hall ???? B.S...

This young adult should be charged as an ADULT... Forget the goodie goodie treatment of Juvy. Hall.

I suggest that all of us e mail the District Attorney to charge this maniac as an ADULT.. Let him do a brief stint in the prison system and see how that goes....

Juvy Hall ???? NO FRIGGEN WAY

Posted by wally, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 25, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Teen? Guess so but he was covered in tarts on his arm

Posted by MV Resident, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jul 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Thank you, Amy.

Posted by M, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 25, 2011 at 8:25 pm

This Teen had better pay for the damage to the police car and 7-Eleven; otherwise, put him to work to pay for the damage as this lad needs a leason about living in a civilized society.

Posted by cookie, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I agree the teen needs to learned a lesson pay for the cause he made

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

This whole article could have been reduced to:

"Latham Street disturbance. Business as usual. Move along."

C'mon, MV Voice. This is no more "news" than the daily story "Shooting in Oakland."

Kindly stick to reporting actual *news* (you know, NEW things happening), not the same story over and over again. Bored now.

Posted by Karen, a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Amy, you are the voice of reason. Thanks.

Posted by Bill, a resident of Stierlin Estates
on Jul 25, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I used to live in that neighborhood. Moved about 2 yrs ago. Glad I got out, things are going downhill.

PS to the bigot who asked about the Day Worker Center. I used to live right next to the old Center (corner of California & Escuela) and they were good, quiet neighbors. They do good work too.

Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 26, 2011 at 4:26 am

Well done, MVPD, bringing the guy in without hurting him.

Day laborers just want to be gainfully employed, like all decent people. I doubt this boy has anything to do with them.

Posted by Spaghetti Freddie, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 26, 2011 at 10:05 am

I think the kid should spend some time in Juvenile Hall, and then work off the debt he incurred. Those of you that think that's not enough for this kid, might want to reference the recent case where the woman killed the pedestrian in the crosswalk, left the scene, and ended up with no jail time. I don't understand how we can argue that killing someone deserves no jail time, but property damage is a jailable offense.

Posted by Observer, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

So... perhaps the kid is mentally ill. Anyone ever think that he might need help? Maybe he's a bad seed. Maybe not. Point is, none of us know if he's a criminal in need of punishment/rehabilitation, or a sick kid in need of treatment.

Posted by Anon, a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 28, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Observer - good point. This goes beyond teen rebellion behavior and looks like a serious mental (schizophrenia?) or drug problem. Thankfully no one was seriously harmed. I feel sorry for the store clerk and owners to suffer this trauma and loss of property. I hope this teen has family/guardians who are aware of his problems and will help him follow through with treatment.

Posted by Maria, a resident of another community
on Jul 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

He's not mentally I'll. And he doesn't deserve more than juvy. He didn't hurt anyone! Treated as an adult really? But when some one kills their daughter all she deserved was three years. Calm down people

Posted by sam, a resident of another community
on Aug 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Maria, your right he's not mentally ill, but he does deserve more than bout paying for his damages to the store owner? Your really going to make the comparison of this crime to a murder??? The difference is this punk was caught on surveillance committing his crime. Also, he did try to hurt someone, the clerk. Why else did he strike the office door the clerk was hiding?

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