The suspect, who reportedly used the names "Ricky Williams" or "Ricardo Williams" in each purchase, used a victim's credit card to buy roughly $1,000 in gift cards from the massage business' locations in Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. The suspect is described as a black man, 5-foot-8-inches tall with black hair, a ponytail and a thin beard around his jawline.
He was last seem wearing a plaid blue shirt and white pants, according to police, and was "talkative" with clerks during each transaction.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Mountain View Officer Scott Nelson at [email protected]
Bike collision injury
A cyclist suffered injuries and was transported to a hospital Monday after a driver opened a car door into the bike lane, causing a collision.
A witness told the Voice that the bicyclist was heading down Southbound Rengstorff Avenue just south of Junction Avenue just before 7 p.m. on June 6 when he struck the car door. Mountain View fire crews arrived at the scene to treat the man's injuries before an ambulance arrived.
The Mountain View Police Department is not releasing any information on the case, and could not confirm any of the information provided to the Voice as of Wednesday morning.
Parking lot brawl
A 27-year-old Mountain View man was arrested over the weekend after an argument in a Sprouts parking lot allegedly escalated into a fight that caused injuries.
The two men involved in the altercation had allegedly gotten into an argument while driving in the parking lot of the grocery store in the 600 block of San Antonio Road at around 8:22 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. The confrontation escalated into a fight, which had ended when officers arrived, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
Witnesses told officers that one of the two men, later identified by police as 27-year-old Matthew Foxton, had allegedly started the fight. The other man had suffered cuts and swelling to his face, and was treated at the scene, Nelson said.
Foxton was arrested on charges of assault causing great bodily injury, Nelson said.
Delivery truck crash
The driver of a delivery truck was taken to a nearby hospital Wednesday after he reportedly crashed his vehicle into a building.
Police received reports that the delivery track had collided with a building on Ellis Street in Mountain View at around 6:30 a.m. June 8. The driver had exited from northbound Highway 101 onto the street when he accidentally accelerated instead of braking, and drove into the wall of a business on the 600 block of Ellis Street.
The man suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. The building reportedly suffered "slight" damage, including a broken window.
Alleged sex offender arrested
Mountain View police arrested a 57-year-old man last week on suspicion of molesting a child over several years, police said Wednesday.
Sex registrant Mark Vandenburg of Mountain View was detained and brought to the police department early in the afternoon on May 22 and arrested after being interviewed by police.
Police received a report of the allegations against Vandenburg on May 20.
The person who made the allegations said Vandenburg may be having an affair with a relative and that the relationship may have started before the relative was an adult, police said.
Officers interviewed both Vandenburg and the female victim.
Police then arrested Vandenburg on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault on a child under 14 years old, multiple offenses of lewd acts on a minor, continuous sexual abuse and two offenses of sexual penetration with a foreign object, according to police.
Vandenburg is being held in the county jail. Police said they are concerned that there may be other victims because Vandenburg worked as a truck driver for Suburban Propane in San Jose.
Any other victims or anyone who knows of other victims is being asked to call Detective Marco Garcia at (650) 903-6356.
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