Shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday, April 16, a Mountain View officer stopped on the 500 block of Cypress Point to investigate whether a silver BMW may have been stolen because the license plates on the front and back of the car did not match.
While the officer was checking the plates, the man approached and explained that he was in the process of fixing the car and had yet to register it under his name, according to a statement released by the Mountain View Police Department on Tuesday.
As the officer inquired about the ownership status of the car, the suspect became "increasingly agitated" and began walking toward a second car nearby despite commands to stay where he was. When police asked the suspect to sit down, he allegedly turned and ran from officers through a parking lot, police said.
During a physical attempt to detain the suspect, the man allegedly was able to roll on top of and pin one of the officers, grabbing the officer's Taser and then running away.
Police say the man eventually stopped running from police, sat down on his knees and threw the Taser to the side. No one was injured during the incident, police said.
The man was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail on charges of resisting arrest with force or violence, committing a felony while on bail and disarming an officer. He is also facing vehicle registration violations.
The man is currently being held on $86,000 bail, police said.
Business break-in arrests
Two men and one juvenile were arrested last week after they were seen forcibly entering a East Whisman business twice during early morning hours, according to police.
A Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) mechanic witnessed the three suspects forcing open a door of a commercial building on the 600 block of Fairchild Drive around 1:35 a.m. on Monday, April 9. But once the door was open, they did not enter the building and left, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
Police say the three suspects returned to the business about 20 minutes later and this time entered the building. An officer stopped the trio as they were driving away and detained all three, Nelson said. Police did not provide information on what was taken.
All three suspects were arrested on burglary charges. The two men were booked into Santa Clara County jail and the juvenile was booked into juvenile hall.
Teen arrested on carjacking charges
A 16-year-old teenager was arrested in the Santiago Villa mobile home park after reports that he allegedly tried to steal a car during a brawl.
Police were called to the 1000 block of Space Park Way for reports that a group of teenagers were fighting in the area around 4:45 p.m. on Monday, April 9. One of the teens involved in the fight allegedly broke off and unsuccessfully attempted to steal a car, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
The teen was arrested on carjacking charges as well as violating his juvenile probation.
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