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News - September 16, 2011

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Missing man found

A missing 89-year-old Mountain View man was found early Wednesday morning, Sept. 13, after his family reported him missing Tuesday night when he didn't return from a morning walk, Mountain View police said.

Jose Rosas was found just before 3 a.m. this morning walking in Mountain View. Police said he was in good condition and was returned to his family.

Rosas had gone for a walk at 7 a.m. Tuesday and never returned.

Family members last saw him at his home in the 600 block of Victor Way in Mountain View before reporting him missing at 6:23 p.m., according to police.

Rosas has multiple medical conditions that require regular medication, which he did not have with him. His medical conditions cause him to become confused, his family said.

Door kicked down in burglary

Electronics, jewelry and cash were stolen from a home in the 500 block of Piazza Drive after a weak front door was apparently kicked open on Sept. 8, police said.

According to Liz Wylie, public information officer for the Mountain View police, a 33-year-old woman, returned home at noon after being out of the house for about an hour. The woman pulled into her townhouse's garage, and discovered that the front door had been kicked open.

The woman reported that a MacBook Pro, iPad, two iPod Nanos, rings, earrings, necklaces, a backpack and $330 in cash were gone, according to Wylie.

"It's pretty rare to have a door kicked in," Wylie said.

She noted that if a door is built of solid wood or metal, has strong hardware and the deadbolt is long enough and engaged, it is very difficult to break down a door with a kick or by running into it with one's shoulder.

However, Wylie added, some homes of a certain age are built with cheaper front doors. People should make sure that they, or their landlord, install a strong front door, Wylie said.

Police canvassed the area, but no neighbors were home during the break-in.

Electronics, jewelry stolen

Jewelry, cash, electronics and a pillow case were stolen after a burglar or burglars broke into a house on the 2500 block of Alvin Street, some time between 11 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 12, police said.

Entry was made through a rear bathroom window, according to Liz Wylie, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department. The victims reported that two MacBook Pros, a Panasonic digital camera, an iPod and miscellaneous gold jewelry were taken, along with about $50 cash and some digital video recorder hardware.

Police canvassed the neighborhood but could not find any witnesses to the crime, Wylie said. It is unclear whether the bathroom window was open, unlocked or locked.


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Posted by jane
a resident of North Whisman
on Sep 15, 2011 at 5:01 pm

There was a serious motor vehicle crash on Dana/Whisman 9/13/11 and was not covered in the paper.

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Posted by laura
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I also saw the very serious aftermath of the accident at Dana/Whisman & Ferry Morse where most of the streets where blocked off by emergency vehicles, but have not been able to find out any further information about it. Can The Voice please find out and report?

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