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Mountain View Police Department
Monday March 17th, 2014 :: 01:00 p.m. PDT


Fordham Way Fire: Assistance needed in identifying arson, residential burglary + stolen vehicle suspect

On March 16th, 2014 at 2:18am, Mountain View Fire Department (MVFD) and Police Department (MVPD) responded to the 1700 block of Fordham Way on a report of a single-family home on fire. The fire was extinguished approximately one hour later. Surrounding homes were not affected and there were no injuries. Fortunately, the residents of the property were not home at the time of the incident.

MVFD and MVPD initiated a joint investigation of the incident and through that investigation believe the fire was caused by arson, which originated from inside the residence. The police department has taken over the investigation and The Santa Clara County Fire Investigation Task Force along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are assisting as the investigation moves forward.

In addition to the arson, a light blue, 2003 Audi A4 with California license plate 5HJM491 was stolen from the residence. The subject in possession of this vehicle is wanted in connection with the arson and burglary of the residence. Allied agencies have been alerted and are assisting with the locating the vehicle. An updated press release is being sent to the media shortly.

If you have any questions, please contact Sgt. Saul Jaeger, MVPD PIO, at 650-903-6345 or

Mountain View Police Department
1000 Villa St
Mountain View, CA 94041

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-903-6344

Mountain View Police Department

1700 Fordham Way
Mountain View, CA 94040

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