UPDATE: Alleged drug dealer target of robbery Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:22 pm
A victim of a recent home-invasion robbery in Mountain View was arrested for allegedly possessing drugs with the intent to sell them, as well as for owning a weapon and body armor -- illegal in his case because he is a convicted felon, according to the police.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 1:42 PM
Posted by Sherlock, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Oct 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Sounds like this was a planned attack and they were after the cash. My gumshoe detective novel reading instincts say check out people who have been to that apartment lately - maintenance workers, repairmen, friends, coworkers, neighbors, guests of neighbors.
Posted by Seen It Before, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Oct 3, 2012 at 9:15 am
Drawing on my personal experiences from my "bad decisions" phase, the only people I knew of that had amounts of cash on-hand worth stealing, and a gun in a briefcase, were drug dealers. I wonder if anything else was stolen? This was very brazen and high risk with many perps. This sort of risk is usually not taken w/out a very large opportunity for a payout. I hope the police REALLY look into this one. There's more to this story than what we read.
Posted by California killers, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Oct 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm
Running stop lights (the so-called "California stops") is one of the primary causes of pedestrian fatalities in this city. Stop light runners kill way more people that street criminals. I am glad that the cops are out enforcing stop lights. If you think the cops are spending too much time on traffic enforcement, then start obeying the law and give the cops more time to work on other things.
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on Oct 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm
By all means, please, MVPD, enforce the law regarding running red lights. Prioritize your limited police resources toward protecting the rights and safety of Mountain View citizens, and away from merely generating revenue for the city machine. If they weren't so busy staking out low risk money stops, maybe they'd have time to make a real safety difference. Doubt there are many injuries from someone rolling a stop at a half-mile-per-hour.
Posted by bob, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on Oct 6, 2012 at 9:23 am
Gee 5 people at 6AM. That has to be a totally random. Then they want to go back into his home. Gee maybe left his new ipod 6 inside? I hope it was the neighbors who called the cops. A safe neighborhood is one where the whole community watches over the area because the police are not everywhere all the time.
Posted by Ralf, a resident of the Rex Manor neighborhood, on Oct 7, 2012 at 8:01 pm
Maybe they should take a look a Hackett Ave and Sierra Vista too! When I take a run I always see different characters, teens mainly, coming out of the 3/4 unit apartments on the corner. Others in my complex have said the same about large groups gathering of random people and people living in there cars on the property. Some in my complex have complained but the police department just say they'll make a round and nothing happen. Voice you should take a look at this! Save MV!