Police received reports of the residential burglary around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, and the responding officer spotted the 43-year-old suspect walking out of the residence from the backyard, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The man did not live at the residence and was detained without incident.
Officers determined that the man had attempted to steal a security camera, Nelson said. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and prowling. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers located a methamphetamine pipe in his pants pocket.
Commercial burglary arrest
A homeless man found sleeping under a pile of insulation inside a commercial building was arrested earlier this month after police suspected him of smashing a window to get inside.
Officers went to the building on the 1000 block of Terra Bella Avenue on Saturday, Sept. 15, around 3:20 a.m. following reports of an alarm going off. Police found the 48-year-old suspect sleeping inside, and it appeared he had smashed a window to get into the building, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
The man was allegedly found with a credit card that did not belong to him as well as boxes of ammunition. Nelson said the suspect was convicted of a felony in Oregon and is not permitted to have ammo.
Police arrested the man on suspicion of a long list of charges including burglary, resisting arrest, misappropriation of lost property and possession of ammunition as a felon.
The building is vacant, Nelson said. The suspect told police the window was already broken, and that he had further damaged the window to get inside.
Alleged assault on ride-share driver
A Palo Alto man was arrested in Mountain View over the weekend after he allegedly grabbed his ride-share driver because he thought it was taking too long to get to his destination.
The 60-year-old suspect was traveling down Leghorn Street in the vehicle on Saturday, Sept. 15 around 10 p.m. when he told his driver the ride was taking too long, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The man became upset and "aggressively" grabbed the ride-share driver, Nelson said.
Police arrested the suspect on suspicion of battery and public intoxication.
This story contains 399 words.
Stories older than 90 days are available only to subscribing members. Please help sustain quality local journalism by becoming a subscribing member today.
If you are already a subscriber, please log in so you can continue to enjoy unlimited access to stories and archives. Subscriptions start at $5 per month and may be cancelled at any time.