Town Square

Post a New Topic

High speed chase ends in arrests

Original post made on Jun 14, 2013

A high-speed chase through Mountain View turned into a manhunt Thursday night, after the car police were pursuing collided with another vehicle and careened off the road -- crashing into a traffic control box.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 14, 2013, 1:59 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Rick, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:16 pm

We were having dinner at Pasta outside on Castro St. at this time. Several police cars were racing at high speed heading north on Castro apparently on their way to the scene of this chase. Unbelievable that police would drive at such high speed, sirens blaring with so many diners and pedestrians in the area. I'm a big supporter of MVPD and thank them for keeping our city safe but I would hope that police exercise better judgement before putting so many people at risk.

Rick, Martins Carmelita Neighborhood

Posted by Deport them, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm

[Post removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]

Posted by Get out of the way, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Rick the best bet when the police are after someone is the get out of the way, as far away as possible.

Posted by Bruno, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I missed the part where they said Perez was an illegal. Also, Vance Howeth doesn't sound like a "Mexican" name to me. Way to be racist though! You should say the same things out loud in public so people will know you're not worthy of an adult conversation.

Posted by Liz , a resident of another community
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm

IT wasn't a Mexican Stop Hating cause brown is beautiful

Posted by Liz , a resident of another community
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm

We Do Know The Hater lives In The Rex Manor Neighborhood

Posted by Steve, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

@Rick -

If the police wouldn't have caught the suspects, you would have complained that the police didn't move fast enough.

Posted by Joke right?, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:51 pm

[Post removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]

Posted by kuppernman, a resident of Gemello
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Thanks to MVPD for acting so quickly and arresting the suspects.Driving in castro at such high speed is a dangerous move as I have seen kids and adults walking carelessly at many places where they are not supposed to be crossing.

Posted by i, a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 15, 2013 at 1:35 am

i is a registered user.

If something is happening you need to act fast. It may also mean to drive fast. They did use the sirens to warn people to get out of their way. The pursuing officer had no idea who is he dealing with and needed help. Completely understandable. Great job!!!

Posted by DavidR, a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm

DavidR is a registered user.

We don't know what the crooks were up to. Keep that in mind. They might have been on their way to rob a store. People could get hurt that way too. I have to wonder what they were doing in Mountain View.

Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Otto Maddox is a registered user.

Keep this in mind: We know it's unsafe for police cars to roll through downtown at high rates of speed.

We can't guess what these guys are up to. You are correct.. nor should we guess. We know they are in a stolen car. Let's go with that.

Why put additional people in harm's way? That includes the police officers chasing the bad guys. Unless they took the car by an act of violence it's just a property crime.

Give chase where prudent but keep it reasonable.

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

To post your comment, please click here to login

Remember me?
Forgot Password?
or register. This topic is only for those who have signed up to participate by providing their email address and establishing a screen name.

Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,847 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 2,031 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,195 views

Just say no
By Jessica T | 5 comments | 1,073 views

Questions for Council Candidates--Housing
By Steve Levy | 3 comments | 151 views