Police say that the suspect, a Mountain View resident, entered the store located on Grant Road and tried to make off with the stolen goods around 9 p.m. on Friday, March 16. A security officer at the store tried to stop the suspect, who attacked the officer, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The security officer suffered minor injuries.
Police officers arrested the man, whom the security officer detained while police were en route. He was booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of robbery.
Items that the suspect allegedly attempted to steal include hygiene products and "consumable items," Nelson said. They were recovered and returned to the store.
Suspected meth dealer arrested
Police arrested a 29-year-old Mountain View resident Saturday after he allegedly sold methamphetamine, and cited the man who buying it on drug possession charges.
Officers found the two men standing outside of an apartment complex on the 1900 block of Hackett Avenue, and decided to stop and speak to them because of suspicious circumstances, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The two men were standing in front of a vacant apartment complex that was being fumigated, shortly before 11 p.m., and it's unclear why they were there, she said.
Officers determined that the Mountain View man had allegedly sold methamphetamine to the other man, a 29-year-old San Jose resident, and arrested him on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into Santa Clara County jail.
The San Jose man was also cited for possession of a controlled substance.
County jail allowed ICE access to inmates
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents gained entry into Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office's jail facility and interviewed multiple inmates earlier this month, according to a sheriff's spokesman.
Sgt. Reginald Cooks said that ICE agents entered on the afternoon of March 7 and the morning of March 8 and interviewed four inmates in all. None were detained by the federal agency.
Agents again attempted to re-enter the facilities on March 14 and on Monday, requesting entry at two separate access points of the same facility on the second try and were turned away, Cooks said.
Sheriff Laurie Smith issued a statement, saying that the county has a policy of not cooperating with ICE operations and does not accept ICE holds.
ICE agents are not allowed in the county's custody facilities, but were "mistakenly permitted" entrance into the jail, Smith said.
However, the sheriff's office reevaluated and strengthened clearance procedures on how all law enforcement will be allowed into the facilities upon learning about the incidents, which led to ICE being denied access on March 14 and Monday.
"We value the trust and rapport we've earned with our local immigrant community and we will not break that trust," Smith said in a statement."
No further details on the cases were immediately available.
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