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Four arrested in armed assault

Mountain View police arrested four people in connection with a violent attack on a Sunnyvale man inside an RV on Crisanto Avenue earlier this month, according to a statement released Wednesday, July 18.

Three of the four suspects, two of whom are minors, were arrested in a traffic stop on Saturday, July 14, while the fourth was arrested Tuesday, July 17. All four are facing weapons-related charges, three are facing assault charges and the two adults -- 18-year-old Cesar Rosas and 19-year-old Alberto Ibarra-Vallejo of Mountain View -- are facing gang-related charges.

On July 12, a teen reported finding blood and signs of an attack inside the RV of a family member parked along Crisanto, according to police. Officers tracked down the 19-year-old victim at a nearby hospital, who told police that two males came in and struck him in the face with pistols multiple times, causing injuries to his face and hands.

The teen who reported the incident told police that he was accosted multiple times in the area that evening, according to the statement. He said people inside a Chrysler sedan and a Honda sedan attempted to attack him near Ortega Park, and he was later accosted and threatened by a teenager in the parking lot at Rengstorff Park.

On July 14, officers responding to reports of a person with a gun spotted a Chrysler near Rengstorff Park that matched the description of the vehicle, according to the statement. Police stopped the car and found two firearms matching the description of the guns used in the attack, and arrested all three people inside: Rosas and the two minors.

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The other teen was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm in a car and carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place, according to the statement.

Police later arrested a fourth suspect, Ibarra-Vallejo, after the victim in the RV attack identified him as one of the suspects, police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said. He was arrested at his home on the 1000 block of Space Park Way on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a firearm and gang-related charges.

Neither the victim nor the suspects have been identified as people living in the RVs along Crisanto Avenue, Nelson said, though the victim knows people who live inside one of the RVs.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office filed three felony charges against Rosas and Ibarra-Vallejo, including one count of assault with a firearm and first-degree burglary -- both of which were determined to be crimes committed with intent to benefit other gang members -- as well as one count of making criminal threats, according to prosecutor Neil Layton.

Rosas is facing three additional felony charges: unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle and possessing a large capacity magazine.

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Both men made an appearance in court on Wednesday, July 25, but neither entered a plea during the proceeding.

Rosas and Ibarra-Vallejo are being held in Santa Clara County's Elmwood Correctional facility with bail set at $325,000 and $275,000, respectively.

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Four arrested in armed assault

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 5:58 pm
Updated: Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 4:03 pm

Mountain View police arrested four people in connection with a violent attack on a Sunnyvale man inside an RV on Crisanto Avenue earlier this month, according to a statement released Wednesday, July 18.

Three of the four suspects, two of whom are minors, were arrested in a traffic stop on Saturday, July 14, while the fourth was arrested Tuesday, July 17. All four are facing weapons-related charges, three are facing assault charges and the two adults -- 18-year-old Cesar Rosas and 19-year-old Alberto Ibarra-Vallejo of Mountain View -- are facing gang-related charges.

On July 12, a teen reported finding blood and signs of an attack inside the RV of a family member parked along Crisanto, according to police. Officers tracked down the 19-year-old victim at a nearby hospital, who told police that two males came in and struck him in the face with pistols multiple times, causing injuries to his face and hands.

The teen who reported the incident told police that he was accosted multiple times in the area that evening, according to the statement. He said people inside a Chrysler sedan and a Honda sedan attempted to attack him near Ortega Park, and he was later accosted and threatened by a teenager in the parking lot at Rengstorff Park.

On July 14, officers responding to reports of a person with a gun spotted a Chrysler near Rengstorff Park that matched the description of the vehicle, according to the statement. Police stopped the car and found two firearms matching the description of the guns used in the attack, and arrested all three people inside: Rosas and the two minors.

The other teen was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm in a car and carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle in a public place, according to the statement.

Police later arrested a fourth suspect, Ibarra-Vallejo, after the victim in the RV attack identified him as one of the suspects, police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said. He was arrested at his home on the 1000 block of Space Park Way on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a firearm and gang-related charges.

Neither the victim nor the suspects have been identified as people living in the RVs along Crisanto Avenue, Nelson said, though the victim knows people who live inside one of the RVs.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office filed three felony charges against Rosas and Ibarra-Vallejo, including one count of assault with a firearm and first-degree burglary -- both of which were determined to be crimes committed with intent to benefit other gang members -- as well as one count of making criminal threats, according to prosecutor Neil Layton.

Rosas is facing three additional felony charges: unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle and possessing a large capacity magazine.

Both men made an appearance in court on Wednesday, July 25, but neither entered a plea during the proceeding.

Rosas and Ibarra-Vallejo are being held in Santa Clara County's Elmwood Correctional facility with bail set at $325,000 and $275,000, respectively.

Comments

Delusional fools
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 18, 2018 at 10:41 pm
Delusional fools , Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 18, 2018 at 10:41 pm
62 people like this

Just another peaceful day in the life of hard working, law abiding RV dwellers on Crisanto.
Rengstorff Park is starting to look like Tenderloin.
When will MV wake up and have the RVs cited and towed?! Why can Los Altos do it but not MV?!!


Uh
Bailey Park
on Jul 18, 2018 at 10:46 pm
Uh, Bailey Park
on Jul 18, 2018 at 10:46 pm
42 people like this

Maybe you should try actually reading the article?

"None of the victims nor the suspects have been identified as people living in the RVs along Crisanto Avenue, Nelson said, though the victim knows people who live inside one of the RVs."

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Mobile Gang Camps
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 19, 2018 at 7:08 am
Mobile Gang Camps, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 19, 2018 at 7:08 am
36 people like this

Good thing these RVs...and great for our city. EVERYONE really loves the council's decision not to get these covered camping sites off our streets.

OFF THE STREETS!!!!


Uh
Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 8:08 am
Uh, Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 8:08 am
23 people like this

What are you all talking about? The suspects were fully-housed people. Your reaction is like hearing about a stick-up at a 7-11 and calling convenience stores a scourge on the city. Your bigotry is showing.


MVPD Drone them
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 19, 2018 at 11:08 am
MVPD Drone them, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 19, 2018 at 11:08 am
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Perhaps MVPD could use their drones so they can peer into the windows of suspect people and maybe prevent this kind of thing.


Robyn
another community
on Jul 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Robyn, another community
on Jul 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm
8 people like this

Uh, do not try to convince people with facts, they have already made op their minds.


Maher
Martens-Carmelita
on Jul 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm
Maher, Martens-Carmelita
on Jul 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm
3 people like this

Wow! So many folks with their NIMBY empathy double up on their lack of compassion by blaming the victim for being a victim. Well done! Apply asap for heart transplants and enjoy a kinder view of life hopefully. Not sure what to do about your souls though.


@Uh
Rex Manor
on Jul 19, 2018 at 3:03 pm
@Uh, Rex Manor
on Jul 19, 2018 at 3:03 pm
16 people like this

"Police received initial reports of the attack in the evening on Thursday, July 12, when a teen reported blood and signs of an attack inside the RV of a family member along Crisanto, according to police."

Perhaps the victim and suspects do not live there but the attack looks like it happened there.

@Uh, you seem to be very defensive of these RV owners. If a MV resident pays $2 million for a house, why should they have to put up with these eyesores. Most of them along shoreline and crisanto look like they're on their last few miles. Even when the city was going to pay the bill for their waste, almost no one took advantage of it for fear that their RV would make it.


Lynn Wood
North Whisman
on Jul 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm
Lynn Wood, North Whisman
on Jul 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm
8 people like this

'If a MV resident pays $2 million for a house, why should they have to put up with these eyesores."

I paid $2mil for my house, I don't want to have to look at the [email protected]!#$#%!~!

Do you like having your $2mil yard mowed? Your $2mil house cleaned? Your $2mil garbage collected? Your $2mil meals served in your $2mil cafeteria? Your $2mil children taught in your $2mil schools?

I can't with y'all.


Member
Monta Loma
on Jul 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm
Member , Monta Loma
on Jul 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm
30 people like this

It’s a simple fact the RVs are not good for the health of the city. Statistically much higher rates of crime directly associated with them.

The city was not built to sustain this type of situation, and residents don’t need to foot the bill in taxes to be subject to higher crime rates.

If you are so concerned for the citizens within the RVs. Open your personal homes to them and stop bucketing every argument against the current RV situation is racism.

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Concerned
Cuernavaca
on Jul 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm
Concerned, Cuernavaca
on Jul 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm
18 people like this

MV should provide a basic fee-paying (to cover costs) RV Park in one of the Shoreline parking lots for 30 to 50 RV's and ticket everyone else. Length of stay would be up to 90 days and then they get kicked out. New tenants would be assigned on a lottery basis.

That way MV has done their bit, conscience clear and it is up to other cities to step up and share the burden.


Uh
Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 4:51 pm
Uh, Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 4:51 pm
10 people like this

I only said bigotry before, not racism, but let's all take a look at the person ranting about "illegals" and reflect on that for a bit.


Keep it real
Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm
Keep it real, Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm
13 people like this

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Uh
Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 5:16 pm
Uh, Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 5:16 pm
16 people like this

What on Earth is that rhetoric? Now, every time someone's house gets broken into, MVPD should show up and say "criminals don't just break into a random house, these folks are clearly not innocent."

Do you people hear yourselves?


respect_to_the_MVPD
Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 7:43 pm
respect_to_the_MVPD, Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 7:43 pm
2 people like this

Thanks to the MVPD for their work.

> The vixtim clerly isnt innocent.

Innocent until proven guilty? Equal protection under the law? Spell-check?

Another reminder that the ideals that make this country great are not shared by everyone.

> Proverbs 21:13 -- “Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.”

I'm happy to live in a town where the Police go to work for everyone, not just idle-rich homeowners that anonymously demonize and defame their fellow MV residents.


Really??
Shoreline West
on Jul 19, 2018 at 9:56 pm
Really??, Shoreline West
on Jul 19, 2018 at 9:56 pm
3 people like this

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Really??
Shoreline West
on Jul 19, 2018 at 10:05 pm
Really??, Shoreline West
on Jul 19, 2018 at 10:05 pm
5 people like this

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Uh
Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 11:04 pm
Uh, Bailey Park
on Jul 19, 2018 at 11:04 pm
7 people like this

Amazing. Perhaps you'd like to try "they were just asking for it, the way they were dressed." Or do you have some novel victim-blaming line?


Park them on your driveway
Blossom Valley
on Jul 20, 2018 at 1:14 am
Park them on your driveway, Blossom Valley
on Jul 20, 2018 at 1:14 am
12 people like this

So fed up with this nonsense!! All these advocates for RVs in MV will never share their driveway with these folks. John McCallister challenged people to welcome them into your driveway if you want them in town so badly. Easy to sit in your homes out of view or impact from this eye sore, then say we need to help them even more. This isnt a social services drop off point. Why am I laying out my ears in taxes, then to see how much the City pays into all these homeless plans that wont work!! I did discover Lenny Seigal is up for election and Showalter. They did choose to support RV living in town. My votes are to anyone running against them who want a ban!!


My Council Vote
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 20, 2018 at 6:15 am
My Council Vote, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 20, 2018 at 6:15 am
12 people like this

It will go to the candidate who says "ENOUGH Motor homes living on our streets!".

We need these mobile circus wagons off our street. We need their garbage out of our store parking lots and we need their sewage out of our directly to the bay drain pipes.


Amused
another community
on Jul 20, 2018 at 7:58 am
Amused, another community
on Jul 20, 2018 at 7:58 am
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Lynn Wood
North Whisman
on Jul 20, 2018 at 10:45 am
Lynn Wood, North Whisman
on Jul 20, 2018 at 10:45 am
2 people like this

Why do so many people assume that just because someone has a Hispanic last name, that they must be undocumented? Are you seriously conjecturing that because the Voice *didn't* say whether they were undocumented, then they must be? What logic is this, exactly.

American citizens are fully capable of living in RVs, being in gangs, committing crimes.


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