The 19-year-old man was arrested around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, following reports that he had threatened his roommates in a home located on the 200 block of Escuela Avenue. He was arrested and charged with making criminal threats to both his roommates as well as to Mountain View police officers, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
Later that day, one of the suspect's roommates came to the police department to report that the suspect allegedly attempted to stab him during an altercation the previous week, Nelson said. The 27-year-old victim told police that the two had gotten into an argument over rent payment when the teen threatened him with a knife and, in an attempt to stab him, cut his hand.
The suspect was already in custody and suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon was added to the charges of making criminal threats. He is currently being held in Santa Clara County's Elmwood Correctional Facility with a bail set at $165,250.
Fire shuts down Sprouts market
Sprouts Farmers Market on San Antonio Road had to shut down temporarily after a small fire ignited in one of the market's refrigerators early Friday morning, July 6.
A passerby called 911 just before 4 a.m. to report that smoke was billowing out of the Sprouts building. Firefighters arrived shortly afterward to find heavy smoke inside the market, but the fire had already been mostly extinguished by the market's sprinkler system. Fire officials say the building was unoccupied when they arrived, and they believe there were no injuries as a result of the fire.
The exact cause of the fire is still being investigated, and fire officials could not immediately give an estimate on the the cost of the damage.
Following the fire, Sprouts was required to close temporarily in order for Santa Clara County health inspectors to check on the extent of the smoke damage.
Flaming fast food fryer
A fire in a gas fryer at the Jack in the Box restaurant on Saturday morning led to the temporary closure of the restaurant.
A fire was reported at 9:17 a.m. on July 7 at the fast-food establishment located at 200 W. El Camino Real, according to the Mountain View Fire Department. Employees used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire in the fryer, and firefighters called to the scene put out a fire in the grease trap. Firefighters said the fire did not spread any further, and there were no injuries reported.
The Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health was notified and was working with the Jack in the Box's management to recertify and reopen the restaurant.
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