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Woman arrested after slamming stolen car into Walgreens and police car

A San Jose woman was arrested Tuesday night after she got into a car and, when surrounded by police, struck a storefront and rammed a police car before trying to flee on foot.

Officers found the car, a Mitsubishi sedan that was reported stolen, parked and unoccupied in the Mountain View Shopping Center parking lot on El Camino Real around 11 p.m., according to a statement released by the department. The 29-year-old woman got into the driver's seat of the car while a second person, a 40-year-old man, got into the passenger seat, prompting police to surround the car.

The man complied with officers, while the woman drove forward into the front wall of the Walgreens, police said. She then backed up and struck a patrol officer's vehicle while he was still inside.

The woman got out of the vehicle and attempted to run away, but was caught by officers, according to police. Several credit cards and IDs were found inside the vehicle, none of which belonged to the woman or the passenger.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of burglary tools, vandalism and multiple outstanding warrants for her arrest. She was booked into Santa Clara County jail and is being held without bail.

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Woman arrested after slamming stolen car into Walgreens and police car

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Wed, Apr 1, 2020, 3:42 pm

A San Jose woman was arrested Tuesday night after she got into a car and, when surrounded by police, struck a storefront and rammed a police car before trying to flee on foot.

Officers found the car, a Mitsubishi sedan that was reported stolen, parked and unoccupied in the Mountain View Shopping Center parking lot on El Camino Real around 11 p.m., according to a statement released by the department. The 29-year-old woman got into the driver's seat of the car while a second person, a 40-year-old man, got into the passenger seat, prompting police to surround the car.

The man complied with officers, while the woman drove forward into the front wall of the Walgreens, police said. She then backed up and struck a patrol officer's vehicle while he was still inside.

The woman got out of the vehicle and attempted to run away, but was caught by officers, according to police. Several credit cards and IDs were found inside the vehicle, none of which belonged to the woman or the passenger.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of burglary tools, vandalism and multiple outstanding warrants for her arrest. She was booked into Santa Clara County jail and is being held without bail.

Comments

Todd
North Bayshore
on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:42 pm
Todd, North Bayshore
on Apr 1, 2020 at 10:42 pm
11 people like this

She wasn't also arrested for violating the quarantine order!??!


That MV guy
Slater
on Apr 2, 2020 at 4:35 am
That MV guy, Slater
on Apr 2, 2020 at 4:35 am
7 people like this

I guess you can add reckless driving and destruction of private property to that to that.

Lesson to idiot car thieves.... If you steal a car, DON'T TAKE IT SHOPPING.


PaulC
Cuesta Park
on Apr 2, 2020 at 3:50 pm
PaulC, Cuesta Park
on Apr 2, 2020 at 3:50 pm
7 people like this

Maybe she can argue that the car was an essential theft and exempt from the lockdown.


Old Mtn View
Old Mountain View
on Apr 2, 2020 at 4:22 pm
Old Mtn View, Old Mountain View
on Apr 2, 2020 at 4:22 pm
13 people like this

Tough time to be a police officer. You can be exposed to Covid-19 while dealing with this nonsense.


Her FB page tho
Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 2, 2020 at 4:51 pm
Her FB page tho, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 2, 2020 at 4:51 pm
9 people like this

So classic. Who would have ever guessed she'd be back in jail, haha.


LongResident
another community
on Apr 4, 2020 at 4:46 pm
LongResident, another community
on Apr 4, 2020 at 4:46 pm
4 people like this

Which Walgreens? Grant Road or Escuela??


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