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For the Record - January 11, 2013

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iPads stolen

Five iPads were stolen over the Christmas holiday from a business in Mountain View. That business?


According to Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the the Mountain View Police Department, the five tablet computers were taken from the 1075 La Avenida St. offices sometime between Dec. 19 and Dec. 26.

There is no suspect information and it is unknown how whoever stole the devices managed to enter the building, as there was no sign of forced entry, Thompson said.

An employee interviewed by investigators told them that the iPads were there so the team could test Microsoft applications made specifically for the devices.

Microsoft officials are apparently looking through security footage to see if it might reveal any clues.

Indecent exposure

A man driving a dark colored sedan exposed himself to a woman riding her bicycle on the afternoon of Jan. 2, according to police.

The man reportedly drove up next to the 27-year-old Mountain View woman while she was riding her bike on Nilda Avenue, said Sgt. Sean Thompson, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.

The car never stopped and the woman never got a good look at the man, Thompson said. However, she did see through the window that he was touching himself while directing his attention her way.

The man, whom she described as Hispanic, in his 30s, with dark hair and a dark shirt, drove away. She called police, but the man was not located.

Truck swerves off road

No one was injured Jan. 8, after the driver of truck heading southbound on Highway 101 lost control of his vehicle, which ultimately came to rest halfway down an embankment with its rear wheels up in the air.

The accident occurred on a stretch of freeway near Moffett Field shortly after 9 a.m. According to a CHP official, the truck driver slammed on his brakes and swerved when traffic "slowed down suddenly." At that point the truck went over an embankment, but came to a stop before going all the way down.

Traffic was slowed for a time as passersby could see the tail end of the truck sticking up over the edge of the embankment and the right lane had to be closed so a tow truck could pull the truck back on to the road.

The truck did not collide with any other vehicles and no one was hurt, the CHP official said.

—Voice staff


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