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Witness leads cops to arrest two prowling suspects

Original post made on Jul 16, 2013

Two men, who may have been looking for a home to break into, were arrested this morning after a witness called police about their suspicious behavior, according to a recent post on the Mountain View Police Department's blog.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 4:46 PM

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Posted by Scott Lamb
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm

This was in Monta Loma. I saw one of the arrests right outside my house. Well done, MVPD! Photo here: Web Link


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Posted by 71 Degrees
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm

These daytime burglars are way too bold not to get caught eventually.

"Even if you play Russian roulette with 1 bullet, you're gonna eat it soon enough."

-Sun Tzu


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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

Good work by the MVPD and a good citizen!

Kudos all around!


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Posted by Otto Maddox
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 17, 2013 at 9:58 am

Sun Tzu never said that quote. No guns and no bullets back in his day.

Glad they caught these tirds.


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

"This call is a great example of how and why it is so important for witnesses to stay on the line with us when we're dealing with an in-progress situation," Lt. Greg Oselinksy said in the post. "We are able to ensure the public's safety, as well as our officers' safety, when we receive a continuous flow of solid information from someone who has eyes on the situation."

Sounds familiar.


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Posted by Call when suspicious
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 17, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I heard a house on Hans got robbed today. We need to really be vigilant!


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Posted by Old Coot
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Excellent!
Now chuck the trash into jail and leave 'em there.

Tip - Lock your gates. PG&E doesn't read the meters on foot any more.


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Posted by These are the folks we want to give amnesty to?
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm

On July 16, 2013 at approximately 10:16AM, MVPD received a call from an alert resident who witnessed two Hispanic males going into his neighbor's backyard. In light of recent residential burglaries, several officers responded to the scene to assist in setting up a perimeter. Read on:

Web Link

Where is ice when u need them?


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jul 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

And this phone call solution is how Zimmerman should have handled his "stand your ground" process. So glad we have concerned neighbors with good sense living in Mountain View. Well done! One and all.


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Posted by guest
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

@These are the folks

did you even look at the photo Mr. Lamb took of the suspect? He doesn't appear to be Hispanic, you racist!


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Posted by neighboor
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 17, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Glad the police got these guys from the help of our attentive neighboor! Thanks you guys!


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Posted by to these are the folks...
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Why would ICE be called? Do you know for a fact these two punks are undocumented/ illegally here? Or should that be done just because of the the report stating they were two hispanic males? If not, how bout you keep the racist ignorant remarks to yourself, eh?


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 17, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Maybe they are "White Hispanics" Web Link


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Posted by @ Mary
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:33 am

Thing can be totally different if it happens at night. Luckly this happened during the day.


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