Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, a man approached two employees at the America's Tire store on El Camino Real at the State Highway 237 interchange, and carjacked at gunpoint a sedan at the business.
The carjacker shot one of the tire store employee in the leg. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said the victim was listed in stable condition Saturday night.
—Bay City News Service
Arrest in laptop theft
Police arrested a Martinez man last week after laptop-tracking software led officers to a suspect in the Waverly Park neighborhood who had a number of devices suspected of being stolen.
The initial report came from a Menlo Park resident, who told Mountain View police that a laptop was stolen from a business near El Camino Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 31. The resident had enabled tracking of the device and told police the laptop was pinging at the 2700 block of Pavo Lane, located off of Grant Road near the Los Altos border, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
The Menlo Park resident met an officer in the area and and spotted a vehicle with "obscured windows" close to where the laptop was pinging, Nelson said. The man inside appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance and refused to answer questions about the laptop. He was detained and the laptop was recovered, along with "additional" laptops that did not belong to the suspect, Nelson said.
Drug paraphernalia was also located in the vehicle, as well as a "tan substance," according to police.
While being transported in the police car, the suspect allegedly kicked the plexiglass separating the front of the car, causing damage. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, vandalism and possession of stolen property. He is also suspected of drug possession and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Bottle-swinging suspect arrested
A 27-year-old Palo Alto man accused of being unruly inside a Mountain View Kohl's before swinging a bottle of alcohol at a security guard was arrested last week, according to police.
A member of the store's security staff told police that the man was verbally harassing employees and customers inside the store on the 300 block of Showers Drive during the afternoon on Jan. 22.
The man eventually left the store, only to fall asleep outside along the side of the building. When asked to leave, the suspect began swearing at the security staffer, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
The suspect reportedly swung a bottle of alcohol "a handful of times" at the store's security guard and also spat on him, Nelson said.
The man had left the area by the time officers arrived, but was located at an apartment complex on the 400 block of Del Medio Avenue, a few blocks away from the shopping center.
The man was identified as the suspect and was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and battery.
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