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Cuesta Park home ransacked in home burglary

Original post made on Sep 30, 2016

Police say that a suspect burglarized a home in Mountain View last week, ransacking the residence and stealing items worth thousands of dollars.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 30, 2016, 11:11 AM

Comments (19)

Posted by Resident
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2016 at 2:37 pm

Ugh, not good. Things are replaceable and many of us here are fortunate that something like this isn't a major financial hardship, but the violation of someone being in your home is going to be very hard to shake.

Watch out for your neighbors. If you see something weird or someone who might not belong, don't hesitate and call MVPD right away.


Posted by Stupid
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2016 at 2:58 pm

Dear Cuesta Park residents,

You are putting all of our homes st risk. This resident left their window open and the door between the garage and house UNLOCKED! This announces to the criminals that MV residents are asking to be robbed.

Keep your windows and doors locked. Your poor decisions affect us all...


Posted by STAN
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2016 at 3:12 pm

WE JUST PUT IN A SECURITY SYSTEM. ALERTS YOU TO WINDOWS AND DOORS LEFT OPEN.


Posted by @Stupid
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Really showing your sensitivity to someone who just had their home broken into -- aren't you?

Doesn't say that the door to the garage was left open. We has a break-in some time ago where they broke open the outer garage door and then the inner door. We have since reinforced the doors and door-jam to make it more difficult to do so.

If you post your address I can drop by with a crow bar and show you how easy is it to do so. Then next time perhaps you'll be a bit more sympathetic!


Posted by @STAN
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2016 at 3:29 pm

They also alert the police and your neighbors when your dog or cat farts or when a bird flies into your sliding door. They're a nightmare.


Posted by @@Stupid
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Sensitivity? Left his home wide open. Should we congratulate him for that or spread the word that not only is this risking property, it also attracts criminals who think the neighborhood is wide open.

Please lock your doors and windows. Grow up.


Posted by Alan L
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Sep 30, 2016 at 4:19 pm

@@@Stupid. Your most recent answer comment merely shows that you [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language] . A Cuesta resident leaving a door open (which he didn't), or a window slightly open does not in any way advertise to crooks that the other residents in the neighborhood are doing the same. Your thinking is ridiculous enough that it could be considered a joke, except that you posted it as a mean put down to the poor guy who lost a bunch of stuff. [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Sep 30, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Now Alan L is showing his true colors. He thinks that leaving a window "slightly open" is OK??? He is trying to convince the city that a "slightly open" window will keep burglars out.

I'm very concerned about the attitudes in this city. Most houses are in the million dollar range and are targets to the less affluent in the Bay Area. Leaving windows open is telling the world that it's ok to come in and take our stuff.

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Posted by Stephanie
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2016 at 6:07 pm

The tone of this thread in general makes me sad. The poor person's house got ransacked. Perhaps we should come together, have a neighborhood watch meeting and figure out how to tackle the problem. It's going to take more than imprisoning ourselves to combat this growing problem -attacking each other and particularly attacking the victim is not productive.


Posted by Noted
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2016 at 6:39 pm

It's interesting to note that this resident went to the effort to set up video surveillance, yet failed to close their window and lock their door.

At the neighborhood watch meeting, perhaps we can figure out how to instill some common sense in our neighbors?


Posted by Uhg!
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2016 at 7:43 pm

@Stupid. How can your home be at risk from the actions of another? Do you leave windows and doors unlocked? [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


@Noted. How do you know the person had video surveillance? Perhaps it was a neighbor. [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]

@wow. [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


@Stephanie. You are a wonderful person, and you will go to heaven. I wish our neighbors were more neighborly like you.


Posted by @Uhg!
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2016 at 8:02 pm

[Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]
In the article, it states: "Video surveillance footage from the resident shows that a light blue or gray Sedan pulled up to his home and a tall, young man wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans got out of the car and disappeared from view near the victim's home, Nelson said."

Can you read or just insult? It states VERY CLEARLY that the resident had a video camera set up.

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Posted by Vigilance
a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2016 at 8:04 pm

One consideration is to question all your assumptions. If an unimportant window
to a garage devoid of valuables is left home, a lot can happen.

Once in the garage, the crooked guy is shielded from observation. He can pry the
door open to get into the house and no one will notice. He can bash it in for that matter. So, the garage is important.

Put a deadbolt on the door from the garage to the home, and use it. But even that may not help. The typical chink in the armor of the garage is the automatic door opener, which can be opened by people with scanner remotes. So remember this too.

Ba da boom. Ba da bing.


Posted by vonlost
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Sep 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm

There are some apparent third-graders with remarkable vocabularies posting on this thread. How about some adult supervision?


Posted by Ed
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 30, 2016 at 9:51 pm

As a parent of a third-grader with a remarkable vocabulary, I take grave offense. [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


Posted by Kyle
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 30, 2016 at 10:29 pm

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Posted by Several thouand, as in 4-3k or less
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 2, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Get over it, and move on! The least you can do is install a decent security system. At least there were low quality cameras though


Posted by @Stupid
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 3, 2016 at 10:53 am

Please call out the specific neighborhood you live in so that your posts dos not reflect on all of Mountain View as standing behind anything you have said here. I love you're voicing your individual opinion of one though. You might want to go outside and talk to people instead of msg boarding. It will help your outlook. Cheers.


Posted by Uhg!
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm

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