The suspect reportedly entered the complex, located on the 200 block of Montebello Avenue, sometime between late Saturday, May 11, and early Sunday morning the next day. He entered the backyard of two of the townhouses and stole bikes from both, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
Two bicycles valued at more than $1,000 were stolen from one home, while a single bike worth more than $2,000 was stolen from the other, Nelson said.
The suspect is described as a man between 5-foot, 8-inches to 6-feet tall, weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. He was wearing a multicolored, hooded jacket and possibly blue jeans, and was carrying a dark backpack.
Bike DUI arrest
Police arrested a Mountain View resident in the early hours of Saturday morning for allegedly riding a bike while under the influence of alcohol.
An officer saw the 56-year-old man riding a bike on Stierlin Road just south of Shoreline Boulevard around 3 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. He was pulled over for not having a light mounted on his bike, but the officer also noticed that the man was displaying "objective signs" of being under the influence of alcohol, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
Police did a field sobriety test before arresting the man on suspicion of bicycling under the influence of alcohol.
Cycling under the influence, a vehicle code violation, is a pretty rare occurrence in Mountain View, with no other cases dating back to at least 2017, according to the crime-tracking website CrimeReports. The misdemeanor offense carries a fine of up to $250.
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