Car break in arrests in Mountain View increasing

Car break in arrests in Mountain View increasing
Photo: arrest for prowling

MOUNTAIN VIEW —A man was arrested on March 22nd after an Mountain View Police Department patrol officer noticed him prowling near parked cars.

According to MVP, “Around 10:50 p.m., officers on patrol in the parking structure on the 800 block of California Street noticed a man pull into a parking space, get out of his car, and begin crawling between parked vehicles.”

The officer identified himself to the suspect who was later identified as 28-year-old Modesto resident Rafael Alejandro Rodriguez Trinidad.  Trinidad was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for prowling and for tampering with a motor vehicle.

The department also made another arrest just days prior at a separate location where a suspect was apprehended after stealing items from a motor vehicle.

According to Mountain View Police,  two suspects were detained and details of a crime spree throughout the South Bay began to unfold, with the identity of the suspects being held pending further investigation.

Both suspects were arrested for prowling. Officers discovered a glass breaking tool in the driver’s possession during a brief field search of the suspect.

Car break in arrests in Mountain View increasing was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by admin
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