Officers received reports of the assault around 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the 700 block of San Lucas Avenue. The victim, 45, told police that the suspect had squeezed her throat and knocked her to the ground, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The attack allegedly came after the pair argued over how the mail was delivered, Nelson said.
The mail carrier was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Officers spoke with the man and identified him as the alleged attacker. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Santa Clara County jail.
It's not clear whether the suspect had a history of prior harassment of the victim or other mail carriers in the past, Nelson said.
Hit-and-run injures bicyclist
Mountain View police arrested a driver over the weekend after reports that he struck a homeless man riding a bicycle on Shoreline Boulevard and fled the scene. The bicyclist was injured.
Police received reports of the hit-and-run in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, Dec. 2, around 3 a.m. The 49-year-old victim told police he was riding his bike in front of the Computer History Museum headed northbound on Shoreline when he was struck by a gray Mazda SUV, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
The man was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries, Nelson said.
Officers found a vehicle matching the description provided by the victim on the 1200 block of Charleston Road. The driver, a 30-year-old man, was found asleep inside.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of hit and run and driving under the influence, both felonies, Nelson said. He was booked into Santa Clara County jail.
Sixteen thefts on Friday, Nov. 30, stemmed from unlocked vehicles in Los Altos, police reported Monday, Dec. 3.
In some cases, suspects were able to access garage openers and steal property from inside homes, police said. The thefts happened overnight in the neighborhood surrounding Mountain View High School, police said.
Christina Drive, Tiptoe Lane, Truman Avenue, Elmhurst Drive, Oakhurst Avenue, Heritage Court, Awalt Court, Fallen Leaf Lane, Payne Drive and Loma Prieta Court were among the streets where thefts were reported.
Police warned residents to lock cars, take keys and garage openers out of vehicles, collect personal belongings from inside cars and park in well-lit areas.
—Bay City News Service
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