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For the Record - July 9, 2010

Crime briefs

Assault on police officer

A Mountain View man was arrested after attempting to punch a police officer on Sunday, July 4, according to a Mountain View police spokeswoman.

The suspect, 27-year-old Humberto Pineda, was spotted by an officer who, through prior contact with the suspect, knew he was driving without a license, according to Liz Wylie, of the Mountain View police. The officer attempted to follow Pineda but lost sight of the car and enlisted other officers to help.

The suspect's vehicle was found parked at 2026 West El Camino Real, but the suspect had already fled. The officer looked for Pineda a nearby hotel. When the officer found him hiding on the second floor and confronted him, the suspect tried to punch the officer, but missed, according to Wylie.

Pineda was arrested at about 5:43 p.m. for resisting arrest, assault on an officer and driving without a license.

Burglars nab jewelry, cash

About $2,000 in jewelry and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from a Mountain View home on the 1000 block of Morton Court sometime between the morning of July 1, when the victim left for vacation, and the afternoon of July 5, when she returned home.

There is no description of the suspect, who gained entry through an open window and made off with the jewels and money.


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