Crime briefs: Bicyclist stopped; construction tools swiped


Construction tools stolen

Two storage lockers containing thousands of dollars in construction tools were broken into last week at a construction site near the Sunnyvale border, according to police.

Police received reports that the storage containers, located on a construction site within the Greendale apartment complex at 1200 Dale Ave., were burglarized sometime between 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, and 1 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4. Over $10,000 in tools were reportedly taken, although police are still waiting to receive a full inventory list, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

Police do not have a suspect description. The locks on the two storage containers were apparently cut, Nelson said.

Burglary tools found on bicyclist

Police arrested a San Jose man on Wednesday last week after he was allegedly found to be in possession of burglary tools as well as a company badge and a debit card that did not belong to him.

Officers originally stopped the man, later identified as 30-year-old Bryan Swope, for riding a bike on a Caltrain platform on Wednesday, Aug. 2, around 11 a.m. The officer detained Swope after he found out there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest by another agency, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

Officers searched Swope's backpack and said that he was carrying a company badge that belonged to someone else, a debit card that was not his, bolt cutters, wire cutters and other items typically used in burglaries, Nelson said.

Swope was arrested for the outstanding warrant and for possession of burglary tools.


17 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 11, 2017 at 12:12 pm

A "bicyclist" carrying bolt cutters is probably a bike thief.

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