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Los Altos Police Department
Tuesday June 16th, 2015 :: 05:15 p.m. PDT


Residential Burglary and Vehicle Theft Suspects Arrested

On February 17, 2015, Officers responded to the 100 block of Pine Lane after a citizen reported that he had just interrupted someone attempting to steal his vehicle. Responding Officers located a subject in the area matching the description the victim provided. The subject fled on foot when Officers attempted to contact him. The subject jumped over fences into yards and was last seen in the area of Chateau Drive and Dior Terrance. The subject was not located at that time.

On the same day, a residential burglary was reported on the 200 block of Triannon Way. During the burglary, the victim’s vehicle was stolen. Los Altos Police Detectives obtained evidence and information linking 26-year-old San Jose resident Julian Baldes Alvarado, DOB 01/02/1989, to the burglary and stolen vehicle. Alvarado is currently in custody; his photo is attached.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Los Altos Police Department Investigations Unit at (650) 947-2770.      

In a separate case, on May 27, 2015, a residential burglary was reported by a resident on the 900 block of Highlands Circle. The resident discovered that his house had been ransacked and items were missing from the home. It was soon discovered that the victim’s vehicle was also stolen from the garage. The stolen vehicle was located in San Jose, where a 16-year-old San Jose resident was found driving it. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody. Further investigation revealed that the same subject, along with an accomplice, participated in the burglary on Highlands Circle in Los Altos. Both suspects were booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. The name and identity of the suspects are being withheld due to their status as juveniles.

The Los Altos Police Department is asking the public to be vigilant in:

Reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods (i.e. any individuals exhibiting behavior consistent with “casing” their neighborhood, aggressive solicitors, suspicious vehicles not known to the neighborhood, etc.).  When calling, the public is asked to articulate specific observations, which would substantiate their suspicions. 

Securing their homes:  There are a variety of preventative measures community members can take to secure their homes and deter criminal activity.  Some of these techniques include installing burglar alarms, locking perimeter gates and access points, installing exterior motion lights, and video surveillance systems.  Any residents interested in receiving a free home security inspection are asked to contact Community Service Officer Josh Cottrell at (650) 947-2647.

Please report suspicious activity to the Los Altos Police Department at (650) 947-2770. 

For emergency calls, or suspected in-progress crimes, please dial 9-1-1.

Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-947-2770

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