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San Jose man arrested for allegedly burglarizing businesses in Mountain View

Police arrested a San Jose man last week after he allegedly burglarized several Mountain View businesses over the course of two months last year.

The Mountain View Police Department released a statement Monday that it was investigating a string of commercial burglaries during the holiday season, between November and December. Officers tracked these thefts to a suspect, a 43-year-old San Jose man.

Officers served a search warrant on the man's home on Jan. 12 and recovered "stolen items," the nature of which police are not disclosing to the public. Police say these items tie the suspect to the burglaries, and he was arrested without incident.

At least five businesses were targeted, but more may have been burglarized, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The man appears to have targeted small businesses, she said, and he stole cash from the cash registers.

The man was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of burglary and possession of narcotics, police said.

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The investigation is ongoing and more details will be released later, according to the statement. Police do not know how much money was taken, and are not releasing information on how he was identified.

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San Jose man arrested for allegedly burglarizing businesses in Mountain View

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Uploaded: Mon, Jan 17, 2022, 4:08 pm

Police arrested a San Jose man last week after he allegedly burglarized several Mountain View businesses over the course of two months last year.

The Mountain View Police Department released a statement Monday that it was investigating a string of commercial burglaries during the holiday season, between November and December. Officers tracked these thefts to a suspect, a 43-year-old San Jose man.

Officers served a search warrant on the man's home on Jan. 12 and recovered "stolen items," the nature of which police are not disclosing to the public. Police say these items tie the suspect to the burglaries, and he was arrested without incident.

At least five businesses were targeted, but more may have been burglarized, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. The man appears to have targeted small businesses, she said, and he stole cash from the cash registers.

The man was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of burglary and possession of narcotics, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and more details will be released later, according to the statement. Police do not know how much money was taken, and are not releasing information on how he was identified.

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Bernie Brightman
Registered user
Whisman Station
on Jan 18, 2022 at 10:14 am
Bernie Brightman, Whisman Station
Registered user
on Jan 18, 2022 at 10:14 am

So let me see if I have this right...

A man whose name we don't know stole some items of a type we don't know of unknown value from some businesses, which ones we don't know, and was apprehended by the cops, who discovered all this by means unknown.

Is that about right? It's not News until it has some content. You know that, right? I mean you're running a Newspaper.


Concerned
Registered user
Sylvan Park
on Jan 18, 2022 at 4:04 pm
Concerned, Sylvan Park
Registered user
on Jan 18, 2022 at 4:04 pm

Agree with Bernie - Poor reporting.


B Rose
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Sylvan Park
on Jan 18, 2022 at 4:54 pm
B Rose, Sylvan Park
Registered user
on Jan 18, 2022 at 4:54 pm

I totally agree. Why even write about it if there are no details...?


Karen G
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Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 18, 2022 at 5:24 pm
Karen G, Another Mountain View Neighborhood
Registered user
on Jan 18, 2022 at 5:24 pm

We were one of the stores that was burgled last fall, and I bet most stores appreciate not publicizing the name of their stores. It's an invitation for other burglers to come and pay a visit. And it frightens the public away from visiting those stores. So on the side of the retail stores, it's a blessing not to be in the news. Three cheers for the police, as it's very hard to catch burglers. Very hard. They are doing a wonderful job.


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