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News - March 10, 2017

Crime Briefs

Two MV residents arrested in drug bust

Police arrested two Mountain View residents last week after a search of their home turned up methamphetamine and a loaded AK-47 assault rifle.

Mountain View police, along with county law enforcement, served a search warrant of the home on the 500 block of Calderon Avenue around 1 p.m. on Friday, March 3. Two suspects, identified as 47-year-old Mark Damilano and 27-year-old Guinevere Lashmett, who were believed to be connected to a drug sale case in February, were arrested.

During the search, officers reported finding several bags of methamphetamine as well as a loaded AK-47 assault rifle and several magazines. Several personal identification cards belongings to nearby residents were also found in the home.

Both suspects were arrested and booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale, identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Damilano is also facing an additional charge of possession of an assault rifle.

Vehicle-theft suspects nabbed

Police arrested two suspects last week after they were allegedly caught driving a vehicle through Mountain View that was reported stolen late last month and did not have license plates.

Officers stopped the Dodge pickup truck around 9:20 p.m. on Friday, March 3, after noticing that the truck had no license plates, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson. During the stop, police found out that the truck had been stolen, according to reports to the San Francisco Police Department on Feb. 26, Nelson said.

Both the driver and the passenger in the vehicle, identified as 41-year-old Michael Crane and 34-year-old Caroline Mayerhofer, were arrested on vehicle theft charges and conspiracy to commit a crime. Crane was also charged with driving on a suspended license, and Mayerhofer was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and two warrants from an outside law enforcement agency.

The truck was later returned to the owner, Nelson said.

—Kevin Forestieri

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