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Crime briefs: Trespassing at McKelvey field; dust-up at restaurant


Restaurant disturbance

Police are seeking an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly hit a parked car while fleeing police after he and another man caused a disturbance at a Mountain View restaurant last week.

Around 9:20 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, officers responded to Los Charros on the first block of West El Camino Real on reports of two men being aggressive and yelling at bartenders for unknown reasons, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

At some point, one of the men threw a glass toward a customer, which hit the wall and shattered, Nelson said. The men left the restaurant as employees called police, but officers found two men matching their description inside a Honda just outside.

The Honda driver, a 21-year-old man, refused to cooperate with officers' instructions to provide identification and sit on the ground. He got back in the car and sped away, hitting a parked car in the process, Nelson said.

The passenger ran away on foot and was not found. No injuries were reported.

Trespassing arrest at McKelvey field

A man previously arrested in Mountain View for robbing a man of cheeseburgers has been arrested again, this time for trespassing on a baseball field construction site trying to get to the concession stand.

The 26-year-old man, a transient, was spotted around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, at the unopened baseball facility at McKelvey Park, which is still under construction and fenced off. He was reportedly seen trying to break into the concession stands at the ballpark, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

Officers found the man inside the fenced property near the concession stands and got varying reasons for why he was there. The man told police he had "heard something" in the area and went to investigate, and later said he was in the area and wanted to use it as an opportunity to look around.

Police say the man ignored signs saying the area was currently off limits to the public. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and trespassing, as well as drug charges. He was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine and a pipe.

The same man was arrested in Mountain View in July 2017 after he reportedly swiped five cheeseburgers from a man in the drive-thru of the In-N-Out Burger on El Camino Real. The victim at the time said the man grabbed the cheeseburgers as the server was handing them out the window. The man was later found in downtown Mountain View, where he appeared to be under the influence, and was arrested on robbery charges.

McKelvey Park's baseball fields have been under construction since early 2017, and are expected to be completed in the coming months. The project is being done by the Santa Clara Valley Water District as part of a flood protection plan, which involves sinking the field into a basin that can fill up with rainwater in the event of a massive storm.

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23 people like this
Posted by Huh, imagine that.
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 3, 2019 at 4:16 pm

This is just the latest in a constant a stream of truly shocking but expected behavior at yet another Mountain View alcohol dispensary.

Where is the concern from our city council? Can we replace one or two of these dangerous crime breeding alcohol outlets with maybe a cannabis club so I can go out and not worry about my physical well being?

4 people like this
Posted by Jose
a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 3, 2019 at 7:29 pm

When is Mckelvey going to open? I thought the deadline already past.

8 people like this
Posted by Alcohol? Huh??
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 3, 2019 at 11:12 pm

“ He was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine and a pipe.”

Sounds like more than alcohol contributed to this behavior

34 people like this
Posted by Don't look away
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 4, 2019 at 6:26 am

Ha, selective reading or terrible comprehension. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Read the first story.

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