Crime brief: man causes hospital disturbance


Police arrested a 48-year-old Folsom man last week after he entered a hospital on Castro Street and allegedly caused a disturbance and refused to leave the building.

At around 10 a.m. on Aug. 14, Jeffrey Faravelli walked into the Kaiser Permanente medical offices at 555 Castro St. He allegedly was acting belligerent and caused a disturbance on the third floor of the facility, and refused to leave when asked by Kaiser security, according to Sgt. Saul Jaeger of the Mountain View Police Department.

Faravelli refused to leave the facility again when contacted by police officers, and staff requested that he be arrested for trespassing, said Jaeger. He was arrested and booked into San Jose Main Jail.

Jaeger said security staff at Kaiser told police that Faravelli has a history of being disruptive. There was no indication that Faravelli was drunk, he said.


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Posted by What hospital?
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Aug 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Although this uses the word "hospital" eight times, Kaiser doesn't have a hospital in Mountain View. They have a medical office building.

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Posted by Mother Mary
a resident of another community
on Aug 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

True, there is no Kaiser Hospital on Castro Street in MV.

It sounds like this man may have a brain disorder. The police should have taken him to the hospital where he could be stabilized and admitted. Incarcerating people with brain disorders generally makes the disorder worse.

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Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Greg David is a registered user.


You should not speculate about things you do not know.

Read this: Web Link

Faravelli is a dangerous, violent criminal that belongs behind bars.

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Posted by Maher
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Aug 21, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Re repeated use of "hospital"... that's just lazy reporting and the writer should apologize for the error. And promise to do a better job from now on.

I'm very glad no one was hurt during the fracas.

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Posted by I gotcher apology
a resident of Castro City
on Aug 22, 2014 at 9:20 am

I'm glad no one was hurt by the use of the word "Hospital"

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Posted by Oops
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 23, 2014 at 7:27 am

Clearing up the ignorance of our readers:

Dictionary definition:

"hospital. an institution in which sick or injured persons are given medical or surgical treatment. "

I hope that helps!

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Posted by DC
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Aug 23, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Let's let Kaiser answer....

Serving California's Silicon Valley, Kaiser Permanente Mountain View Medical Office Building is dedicated to providing quality care for our members and their families, and to improve the health of our communities.

It is important that all of our members know that we do not offer "EMERGENCY" services at our Mountain View Medical Offices.

Web Link

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Posted by Related?
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Aug 29, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Ralph Faravelli is the name of a former member of the City Council who moved to Folsom. Is this one of his relatives?

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Posted by Faravelli Family
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 31, 2014 at 3:07 am

Yes, Jeffrey is one of Ralph's sons. The Voice should do a follow-up story.

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