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News - January 6, 2012

Crime briefs

TV, computer taken

A television and a computer were taken when a home in the 900 block of Farley Street was burglarized, police said.

According to Mountain View police spokeswoman Jodie Pierce, the male victim left his home for vacation on Dec. 22; when a family member went to check on the home on Dec. 28, the front door was found open and a TV and computer were missing from inside.

Officer in accident

The Mountain View Police Department has identified the officer that was involved in a traffic accident on Dec. 28.

Wahed Magee was driving the squad car that collided with a pickup truck at around 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday night near the intersection of Middlefield and N. Whisman roads.

Magee was driving east on Middlefield Road in response to a call when the squad car collided with the truck, according to Jodie Pierce, a police spokeswoman. The Mountain View Fire Department responded to the accident.

Magee, the male driver of the truck and his female passenger were able to get out of their vehicles on their own. Although all three were transported to a nearby hospital, none had life-threatening injuries, Lynn Brown, a fire and police spokesman said.

All three were released from the hospital late Dec. 28, Pierce said. Neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the accident.

At this time police have not confirmed which vehicle ran into which vehicle. The investigation is continuing.

County DUI arrests down

There were 100 fewer people arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Santa Clara County during this year's holiday crackdown compared to 2010.

From 12:01 a.m. Dec. 16 to midnight Dec. 31, officers from various law enforcement agencies in the county arrested 375 people. In 2010, there were 475 DUI arrests during the same period.

Winter Holiday Anti-DUI Crackdown arrest data collection continued through midnight Monday, Jan. 2.


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