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Crime Briefs

Attempted sexual assault

A man was arrested Wednesday for attempting to sexually assault a woman while she was taking a shower at the 24-Hour Fitness at San Antonio Shopping Center, Mountain View police reported.

Police officials say they were first alerted around 3:15 a.m. on Aug. 28. A woman at the gym said a man had walked into the women's locker room and tried to open the door to the shower stall that she was using. She warned him not to come in, and said he tried to change the pitch of his voice to sound more feminine, according to police.

The man allegedly opened the shower door and tried to touch her. The victim said she screamed and began to hit him, and he quickly left. A 24-Hour Fitness employee confronted him and called the police, but he left the scene.

As police arrived, they spotted the man walking through a parking lot in the shopping center, and arrested him.

Police identified him as 41-year-old Damon Quincy Jones, a transient, and arrested him on suspicion of intent to commit a sex crime, burglary and lewd conduct.

As officers investigated, they said they learned Jones was suspected of committing lewd acts earlier that same morning at another 24-Hour Fitness Super Sport gym located across the parking lot. That crime was not initially reported to police.

Police officials say they believe that Jones may have targeted other victims. They are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Robert Medina at robert.medina@mountainview.gov.

—Mark Noack

Restaurant disturbance

Police are seeking an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly hit a parked car while fleeing police after he and another man caused a disturbance at a Mountain View restaurant last week.

Around 9:20 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, officers responded to Los Charros on the first block of West El Camino Real on reports of two men being aggressive and yelling at bartenders for unknown reasons, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

At some point, one of the men threw a glass toward a customer, which hit the wall and shattered, Nelson said. The men left the restaurant as employees called police, but officers found two men matching their description inside a Honda just outside.

The Honda driver, a 21-year-old man, refused to cooperate with officers' instructions to provide identification and sit on the ground. He got back in the car and sped away, hitting a parked car in the process, Nelson said.

The passenger ran away on foot and was not found. No injuries were reported.

—Julia Brown

Trespassing arrest at McKelvey field

A man previously arrested in Mountain View for robbing a man of cheeseburgers has been arrested again, this time for trespassing on a baseball field construction site trying to get to the concession stand.

The 26-year-old man, a transient, was spotted around 10:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, at the unopened baseball facility at McKelvey Park, which is still under construction and fenced off. He was reportedly seen trying to break into the concession stands at the ballpark, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

Officers found the man inside the fenced property near the concession stands and got varying reasons for why he was there. The man told police he had "heard something" in the area and went to investigate, and later said he was in the area and wanted to use it as an opportunity to look around.

Police say the man ignored signs saying the area was currently off limits to the public. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and trespassing, as well as drug charges. He was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine and a pipe.

The same man was arrested in Mountain View in July 2017 after he reportedly swiped five cheeseburgers from a man in the drive-thru of the In-N-Out Burger on El Camino Real. The victim at the time said the man grabbed the cheeseburgers as the server was handing them out the window. The man was later found in downtown Mountain View, where he appeared to be under the influence, and was arrested on robbery charges.

McKelvey Park's baseball fields have been under construction since early 2017, and are expected to be completed in the coming months. The project is being done by the Santa Clara Valley Water District as part of a flood protection plan, which involves sinking the field into a basin that can fill up with rainwater in the event of a massive storm.

—Kevin Forestieri

Selling stolen truck

A Mountain View man was arrested while trying to sell a pickup truck he allegedly stole two months ago in La Honda, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

The man, 68, was taken into custody on Thursday, Aug. 22, on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle.

Authorities said he arranged to meet the seller of a white 2003 Toyota Tacoma on June 2. The man took the pickup, valued at $3,000, for a test drive and did not come back, the sheriff's office said.

The pickup was spotted at 12:43 p.m. Thursday in the 8000 block of La Honda Road, in unincorporated San Mateo County. The Mountain View man was at the scene and apparently trying to sell it to an unsuspecting person, authorities said. He was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Main Jail.

The stolen pickup was returned to the owner, authorities said.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident or other crimes may call the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.

—Bay City News Service

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