News Archive

Alert officers quickly pieced together cases across town to connect four Merced residents to criminal activity.
A detailed look at traffic collisions in Mountain View for the second quarter of 2019, along with some safety reminders.
Check out our graphic image attached here to learn more about safety concerns with some of the popular apps in use right now.
With nearly 30 years of public service experience, Hsiung is ready to tackle this new role at MVPD.
Have an unwanted bike you are looking to get rid of? We could use it!
A 21-year-old Milpitas man was arrested after breaking into a Mountain View home in the early morning hours on July 26.
Krishan Chopra Appointed as Mountain View City Attorney
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A woman was attacked from behind while walking in Creekside Park. Hours later, a suspect was arrested.
Some tips to help with the anticipated sold-out crowds and hotter weather during the two-day festival this weekend.
A man was quickly caught by officers after he climbed onto a rooftop of a Mountain View resident's home on July 6.
A reminder about traffic along Shoreline Boulevard for the Fourth of July celebration at Shoreline Amphitheatre.
The "blue tower" emergency call boxes are pre-programmed to let us know exactly where you are along the trail in the event of an emergency.
Three suspects were arrested June 18 for a slew of auto burglaries in the South Bay over the past several months.
Although this can be a fun time of the year for your furry friends, it’s also important to remember that higher temperatures mean higher risks for pets.
A man was arrested in connection with an indecent exposure incident on the trail on June 12.
A man tried to pull down a Mountain View resident's shorts as she was walking along Diericx Drive on the afternoon of June 3.
A detailed look at traffic collisions in Mountain View for the first quarter of 2019, along with some safety reminders.
A teen walking home from school on Tuesday, May 28, said a man followed her for several minutes and attempted to get her inside his vehicle.
Do you recognize this woman? If so, we need your help.
Detectives are asking anyone who may be a victim, or knows of a victim, who may have had underage, inappropriate relations with a Mountain View man to seek us...
To help pay for the program's supplies, we are running this gift card drive. These gift cards will be used to purchase food for the children, and they will...
You have seen him around -- he's one of our longest-serving patrol officers!
Several events in and around Mountain View over the next few weeks may impact your travel about town.
An officer responding to reports of suspicious behavior in the Century 16 Theater parking lots on Shoreline Avenue spotted and later arrested two men.
Hiding your bags, wallets, laptops, etc. in the back of your car is not an acceptable way to safely keep your valuables secure. Please, take all items with you.
A look at the most-discussed traffic topics between Mountain View residents on social media.
A Shred Event will be hosted at MVPD on April 27 to help alleviate the paper build-up from tax season.
A woman was killed near the intersection of El Camino Real and Palo Alto Avenue.
Never provide personal identifying information by phone to a number you don't know.
A look at traffic data collected by the Mountain View Police Department from October 2018 through December 2018.
For the second time last week, officers on patrol spotted suspicious behavior in a large parking lot downtownt, ultimately leading to one arrest.
Officers at the scene confirmed the vehicle matched the same suspect vehicle connected to auto burglaries in other areas of the South Bay.
Get information about Mountain View's initiatives for local homeless and people living in vehicles.
A Maine resident was arrested Sunday after he made his way to Mountain View, upset that his YouTube channel had been demonetized.
The 'Park Smart' campaign is designed to help those who live, work, and visit in Mountain View to remember to take all valuables with them when they leave...
The Nextdoor-exclusive edition of the newsletter the Quarterly Cop is now available!
A 29-year-old French national was arrested Friday evening after officers were called to a residence for reports of a battery.
Police are looking for the man pictured in the sketch, who is believed to be associated with an attack that left a woman seriously injured Monday.
Police are looking for a man with a Caribbean accent who severely beat a woman while she was walking along the Stevens Creek Trail.
A look at some of the most discussed traffic statistics on social media regarding traffic in Mountain View.
Richmond resident and the primary suspect in the carjacking, 29-year-old Marcos Mendoza Alcalde, was arrested as he was leaving his apartment on Feb. 11. An...
Police have secured the scene Saturday morning after a man was shot and injured during a carjacking.
A look at the most-discussed traffic topics for Mountain View residents on social media.
Teams are currently investigating a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian collision along El Camino Real near Yuba Drive.
A man is believed to be connected to two groping cases on the Stevens Creek Trail and a theft case at Walgreens this week.
During an argument with a relative Monday night, a 34-year-old Mountain View man fired one round from a gun inside an apartment on Calderon Avenue.
A relative of a witness connected to an ongoing human trafficking case was arrested after allegedly intimidating both a witness and a victim.
Seven people have been arrested in connection with mail thefts that Mountain View detectives had been investigating since August.
A man, who tried to force his way into a woman's home, was arrested and connected to at least two sexual battery cases in the downtown area.
A 54-year-old man was arrested after he tried to run away from a home he had barricaded himself in on Christmas day.
A look at the most discussed topics regarding traffic-related incidents and inquiries for the month of October, 2018.
Detectives believe there are multiple victims who were brought to the United States by Carlos Garza under false pretenses.
Over three hundred videos and images of children, some as young as six months old, were found in a collection that appeared to be owned by the 31-year-old...
A Garden Grove man was apprehended after an alert pair of officers and a curious citizen worked together to solve an identity theft case.
A 52-year-old man was found lying in the roadway suffering from serious injuries after apparently being hit by a car Thursday night.
A Sunnyvale man is behind bars after a brave woman came forward to report repeated sexual assaults by him nearly two decades ago.
A look at traffic data collected by the Mountain View Police Department from July 2018 through September 2018.
MVPD and MVFD personnel responded to the 2600 block of Casey Avenue Tuesday afternoon on reports of a suspicious package found at the building.
Matthew Cringle, 29, was arrested after detectives learned he had been harrassing a former classmate for over a decade.
A look at some of the most discussed traffic topics on social media, and a reminder for travelers for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Kiss those clean shaves goodbye. We're joining in on No-Shave November to raise awareness for men's cancers.
Sunmee Kim, a notorious fraud suspect who has cases spanning across California, was arrested once again by MVPD detectives.
A female pedestrian was killed in a collision involving a Google bus during the Monday evening commute hour.
In this edition, you'll hear some safety reminders when it comes to Halloween and the end of Daylight Savings!
A 27-year-old transient was caught breaking into a Mountain View home by an alert resident.
It only takes $50 to feed a family of four this holiday season, and we'd love to be able to give to each and every family that needs some extra TLC (turkey,...
The suspect in the incident told tellers he had a gun before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
An individual was interviewed on Saturday, and our department is in discussions with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office on next steps.
Just some tips and tricks during to help our neighbors and beyond stay vigilant during National Crime Prevention Month.
An Oakland man has been arrested in connection with a strangling and a rape that occurred in Mountain View on Sunday.
Each month, we will share traffic statistics on eight topics that we see as being of primary concern to our residents.
Bill Crawford, beloved school resource officer and community guardian, passed away Sunday at the age of 78.
A young girl on her way home from school had her hair brushed and was nearly kissed by a stranger who had approached her.
MVPD officers were told that other women in the area (on the lawn seating portion inside the venue) may have been touched inappropriately by the suspect as...
One man was arrested and three others were cited after the bus failed for more than three days, despite being asked to do so.
Each month, we will share traffic statistics on eight topics that we see as being of primary concern to our residents. Every quarter, beginning today, we will...
A woman wearing a mask approached a grandmother, her daughter, and her grandchild and told them she was there to take the child. The suspect then reached for...
A 19-year-old Sunnyvale man was attacked inside an RV on Crisanto Avenue July 12 by two males who allegedly came in and hit him in the face multiple times with...
We wanted to let you know about a potential addition to our department.
Do you recognize this man and this woman? They are wanted in a fraudcase in which they used two stolen credit cards to try and purchase over$1,000 worth of...
A woman was found lying on the side of the road, seriously injured, in what detectives believe may be a hit-and-run.
On June 26, Mountain View officers responded to the 600 block of Tyrella Avenue for reports of a man who had brandished a gun at construction workers on...
A concert at Shoreline Amphitheater, a downtown event and a Torch Run for a good cause may impact your afternoon commute.
Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who set a trash can on fire behind a downtown restaurant on June 1.
Sunmee Kim, 44, was arrested by Mountain View detectives in Palo Alto June 7 following an ongoing investigation that stemmed from a case out of our city in...
Our most recent Speaker Series slides, which outlined the discussion for the evening's topic -- drugs in our community -- are now available to view.
An early morning argument at the Sports Page bar resulted in a man driving his car at two people, pinning one of them beneath it.
A man forced a driver to take him to a KFC in Mountain View, threatening to harm him if he did not comply.
A Mountain View man was arrested Monday afternoon after he rolled on top of an officer, took their Taser, and ran away before surrendering.
One of our officers who was responding to the call spotted the suspect car as it was trying to drive away and stopped the suspects.
We would like to thank the community and media for their patience as we allowed San Bruno PD to view this footage first. Today, we are publicly releasing the...
Do you recognize the three men who used stolen credit cards to make some major purchases?
Our statement regarding our early morning interactions with woman later identified as the YouTube shooter.
Join us for an event that celebrates and honors women of all ages. We are proud to host Women's Day.
Through efforts to help improve the livelihoods of the homeless or unstably housed, Community Cycles of California recruits and trains volunteers with skills...
We wanted to share information regarding Tuesday's incident involving perceived threats at Mountain View High School.
A keen eye by one of our officers helped stop a package theft in progress this week.
You may see an increase in police presence in the downtown area during the month of March as we work to increase traffic safety for all in and around Castro...
Last week, Mountain View officers got to spend some time with a retired motor officer from the Palo Alto Police Department, and it was a meeting we just had to...
San Jose resident Melissa Vincent was found with over a dozen bags that did not belong to her as well as several pieces of personal identifying information.
An East Bay teen and a San Francisco teen were taken into custody following a months-long, multi-jurisdictional investigation into auto burglaries in the area.
A Cupertino man was arrested Saturday, Feb. 3, after victims came forward stating he had inappropriately and repeatedly touched them.
As officers attempted to detain one man for being under the influence of a narcotic, a second man crawled under a fence and went after officers with a hammer.
A Texas man was brought back to California this week after he was identified as a suspect in a case involving an inappropriate relationship with a minor.
We are pleased to share with you in its entirety to PowerPoint presentation that was used at our latest Speaker Series class.
The Mountain View Police Department, along with the Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATTF) arrested a San Jose man earlier this week on multiple burglary...
A 33-year-old transient was arrested Jan. 3 after MVPD officers responded to a call that a vehicle theft victim spotted the suspect driving the stolen car.
Two men in their 40s were arrested Friday after an officer on patrol learned that the men, who were under the influence of a controlled substance, had guns,...
Tonato Mills, 30, was detained near a condomium complex early New Year's Eve after residents called to report car alarms going off.
A torched ATM machine was found to have been taken and torched early this morning from a restaurant in Shoreline Park
A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a bus on Shoreline Boulevard late Wednesday afternoon.
Though we have identified a suspect in a rash of package thefts from earlier this month, we need your help finding her!
An arrest of a man last week for indecent exposure has resulted in a call for help identifying additional victims.
We want you to be able to have a fun, happy holiday season, as stress-free as possible.
For the month of December, Mountain View PD will be implementing "Operation Second Chance" so folks with non-violent, misdemeanor criminal or traffic warrants...
Two sisters who live in Los Gatos got an early holiday gift this year -- we were able to gift them with their World War II-era photo album that had been found...
We have several openings in our December RAD class. To sign up, see information below!
A man opened fire in downtown Mountain View early Sunday. Fortunately, no one was injured.
The annual holiday tradition is at a new venue this year, but Cops That Care still keeps the tradition of family and happy holidays alight!
MVPD will use the funding as part of our department's ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and...
Are you safely on your way to your friends and family this holiday weekend?
A Mountain View High School teacher was arrested Tuesday morning, one day after school officials alerted Mountain View officers about inappropriate text...
A man, identified as 43-year-old Jan Neal, has been arrested for murder after he fatally injured a man during an attack in downtown Saturday evening.
Just what do you need to know to ensure you're safe both at home and on the road as we "fall back?"
Your donations and time volunteering make this event a total success every year!
A man was killed after his pick-up truck crashed into a tree along Middlefield Road east of Rengstorff Avenue.
A Mountain View teen was arrested in connection with a shooting that stemmed from an argument at a 7-Eleven on Latham Street late Sunday.
Councilmembers unanimously supported additional policy language to provide security for immigrant families in our community
Hear from some of our own about what the Pink Patch means to them and how you too can help support and honor those who have bravely fought, are battling or who...
Hear from some of our own about what the Pink Patch means to them and how you too can help support and honor those who have bravely fought, are battling or who...
Join us on Tuesday, November 7, as we host an informational class on residential and auto burglaries.
Solving the entirety of the struggles that result from homelessness can be a monumental effort, but that in no way has deterred the City of Mountain View and...
The Cornerstone of R.A.D. Systems, this course has its foundations in education and awareness. The course includes lecture, discussion and self-defense...
A large amount of World War II-era photos were found bound in an album this morning by one of our officers on patrol, and we are looking to return the album...
Three people were injured, one seriously, in a three car crash along El Camino Real near Highway 85 Thursday afternoon.
Two men were arrested Tuesday after they attempted to skirt payment on a laptop by driving away, only to subsequently crash into a pole.
We care greatly about the safety and security of our residents in Mountain View, and again, we will do everything we can to ensure that everyone not only is...
Join us in our fight to stand up to cancer, to support those who battle the disease, as well as to honor those who valiantly fought and who never gave up hope.
We wanted to just take a moment to remind folks to always be skeptical when receiving unsolicited calls from strangers demanding money. If you do receive a...
Always be careful not to release any personal identifying information without verifying who is calling you. If you have any doubt, ask for the caller’s name,...
Get to know Officer Mike Taber, who has been selected for a new and unique position here at the Mountain View Police Department
Two residents from a home on the 700 block of Hope Street were arrested Sunday morning following a domestic dispute that resulted in a shelter-in-place.
We are looking to identify two men who stole over $1,000 from a business on El Camino Real Thursday morning.
MVPD is on the lookout for a man who reportedly exposed himself to a female jogger early Sunday morning near the Stevens Creek Trail.
A Union City woman was arrested after she was spotted driving a stolen vehicle late Thursday night near the Sierra Vista Park neighborhood.
As we prep for our annual fireworks spectacular at Shoreline Amphitheatre, some safety and traffic reminders for those planning on attending the event.
A man died after his motorcycle crashed into a tree along Moorpark Way early Saturday morning.
A man fired his gun after an argument near a liquor store on Shoreline Boulevard before driving away, and a short time later carjacked a man before again...
Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians can expect some delays throughout the city today as several events take place in the downtown area and at Shoreline...
MVPD investigators are looking to find a man who was spotted running away from the scene after a drone crashed into a power line, causing an outage.
A Morgan Hill woman and a San Jose man were arrested this week after they were found in possession of several fake IDs and a stolen truck.
An East Bay man who got into an argument with another man near Villa and Hope streets late Saturday night fired at least one round before fleeing the scene.
Mountain View police were called to Knightscope on Terra Bella Avenue after employees reported one of their robots had been knocked over.
Mountain View detectives are asking anyone who may have additional information, or who know of additional victims, related to the arrest of an 18-year-old...
Two residents of a Hope Street home were arrested after a pried-open ATM machine, methamphetamine and guns were found inside the residence Tuesday evening.
Capt. Chris Hsiung, a 22-year veteran of the Mountain View Police Department, has been recognized by Government Technology as one of the country's "Top 25...
Four-month-old Madilyn Wallin was abducted by her father, 45-year-old Michael Wallin, last night after he got into an argument with her mother.
A man arrested on Sunday for indecent exposure has been connected to a case involving an inappropriate relationship with a minor
Mountain View officers arrested two men Thursday night believed to be connected to multiple burglaries in and around the Mountain View area after the suspects...
Mountain View officers are asking the public’s help in identifying two individuals who fled the scene of a residential burglary earlier today that resulted in...
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