The man, described as being in his 60s, was hit by a car heading west on El Camino near Yuba Drive around 8:49 p.m., police said. Early reports indicate the man may have stepped off the sidewalk and into the roadway. There is no crosswalk at that location.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, despite first responders providing first aid and CPR, police said.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, police said.
Westbound lanes on El Camino between Highway 237 and Yuba Drive were closed for more than six hours while the fatal collision was being investigated. They were reopened at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
The exact location of the collision was 150 E. El Camino Real, and witness statements claim the man walked into the roadway prior to the collision, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. It's unclear why he wandered into the road, Nelson said.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office had not released the identity of the man as of Wednesday morning.
Man sentenced to 15 years on child porn charges
A Mountain View man was sentenced last week to more than 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to producing and distributing child pornography, according to federal prosecutors.
Grant Ridder, 28, was arrested in 2017 following an investigation that linked him to an IP address that accessed a female minor's Facebook account without her consent and posted sexually explicit photographs of her using the account in 2013, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.
Ridder also persuaded a second minor, between the ages of 12 and 15, to send sexually explicit photographs to his phone, which he used as a means to blackmail her for more images by threatening to post the pictures on a Russian website, according to the statement. He later uploaded the photos of the minor to a Russian-based website.
He also coerced a third victim, a 13-year-old girl, to send him nude images of herself, and later threatened to send those photos to her mother, investigators found.
Ridder was sentenced to 15 years and five months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. He was not charged a fine nor restitution as part of the sentencing, though a restitution hearing is set for April 17.
Ridder pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography, one count of production of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography. The other seven counts Ridder faced in a federal grand jury indictment in May 2017, including coercion and enticement of a minor and cyberstalking, were dropped as part of the sentence, according to a spokesman from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.
Women groped on trail
Mountain View police are asking for the public to keep a look out for a man who reportedly groped women walking on Stevens Creek Trail twice last week.
The man is also suspected of stealing tobacco products at a Walgreens near the trail.
The first groping incident occurred on Jan. 21 around 9:30 a.m., police said. A 34-year-old Mountain View woman told police she was walking on the trail near Central Avenue when the man came up from behind and grabbed her before running away, heading northbound.
Police were later contacted by a second victim who said she was groped by a man with a similar description around 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 22. She told police she was traveling on the trail underneath Highway 85 when the man, riding a yellow bike, grabbed her from behind before riding away. A post on Nextdoor from the victim stated the man was riding a Google bike, and that he groped her backside.
The man is also believed to be the same suspect in a shoplifting case, also on Jan. 22. Police received reports that a man with no shirt had entered the Walgreens at 121 E. El Camino Real and stolen nearly $100 in tobacco products from the store, police said. Officers searched the area but could not find him.
The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a thin build. During the first groping incident he was reportedly wearing a gray beanie and black pants, and in the second incident he was seen wearing a hat and black pants.
Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect to contact Detective Marco Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two arrested in electronics heist
Police arrested a man and a woman over the weekend for allegedly working together to steal electronics using what appeared to be a stolen credit card.
Officers were tipped off to a possible fraud in progress around 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Best Buy on Charleston Road. The woman inside the store, identified as a 33-year-old Long Beach resident, was reportedly trying to buy a laptop using a credit card that belonged to a man, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
When asked to show her identification, the suspect backed off. Police later learned that she had allegedly purchased a digital camera worth more than $1,000 prior to their arrival using a credit card that did not belong to her. She was located in the back of the store and detained.
After talking to the woman, police suspected that a man outside, identified as a 30-year-old Mountain View resident, had been serving as a lookout in the parking lot during the heist. He was found and detained by officers, who found a brand new Microsoft laptop inside that had been purchased with a stolen credit card, Nelson said.
Both suspects were arrested on suspicion of several crimes, including theft of personal property, burglary, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit a crime. They were also suspected of unlawful possession of pepper spray and violating parole.
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