The 34-year-old man reportedly got into an argument with a relative in a home in the 100 block of Calderon Avenue around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, when he fired a handgun. police said. No one was injured, but the man's wife and child were inside the apartment at the time, the Mountain View Police Department said in a statement Wednesday.
Shortly after the incident, the man reportedly left the Old Mountain View complex in a white Ford truck, which he then crashed a short distance away near the intersection of Pioneer Way and Dana Street. Police say the man ran back to the apartment, where he was detained by officers.
Officers found the gun, which he reportedly discarded along a wall near a creek running adjacent to the apartment complex, according to police.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of shooting in an inhabited dwelling, battery, assault with a firearm, child endangerment and carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Attempted home invasion
A Mountain View man suspected of inappropriately touching women in downtown Mountain View was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 9, after he reportedly tried to barge through the door of a woman's home, police said in a statement.
The victim told police that she had heard a loud pounding on the door of her home, located on the 500 block of Central Avenue, around 5:20 p.m. and couldn't see who was outside because the peephole was covered. When she cracked open the door to see who was outside, the suspect allegedly tried to push his way inside.
The woman was able to close the door and call police, who said they found a man matching the description one block away.
Officers recognized the 52-year-old suspect as the same man who had allegedly "inappropriately touched" at least two women on Castro Street the night before between 5:30 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. Police say he grabbed the women and then continued walking in both incidents.
The man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, sexual battery and assault with intent to commit a felony.
Police suspect that the man may have committed sexual battery on or tried to force his way into the homes of other victims, and are encouraging anyone who may have been a victim to contact Sgt. Dan Vicencio at firstname.lastname@example.org. A photo of the suspect is available on the Mountain View Police Department's website, mountainview.gov/police.
Suspected DUI crash
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Wednesday, Jan. 9, after crashing a vehicle into a tree and abandoning a passenger who suffered major injuries near Felton in unincorporated Santa Cruz County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The victim, a 22-year-old Mountain View man, was transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
CHP officials said the crash was reported at 8:39 a.m. on Mount Hernon Road just east of Graham Hill Road. The driver, a Monterey resident, fled the scene after the crash and was later seen by witnesses behind a CVS store changing his clothes.
Officers who arrived to speak to the driver noted signs of drug impairment and took him into custody.
—Bay City News Service
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