cathedral hill fireBefore fire fighters arrived on scene, AVPSN members were alerted to this fire on Cathedral Hill via their radio network.

 

 
This is a house burglary in 95120 where a gang of 4 sucessfully  stole jewelry, laptop, cameras, etc.  Something to consider before buying a glass panel door.

 

2018 12 29 housefire web
This fire occurred in the Almaden Mockingbird neighborhood in December 2018.  The fire started in the garage. No occupents were hurt; however, two brave firefighters were hurt.

November 27,2019

 

From my second story window, I saw this person approach my house and heard him knock on my door. I didn't answer because I was afraid it would turn into a home invasion which is very dangerous. The suspect then drove around the corner and came back to my house and jumped my 8 foot side fence and came into my backyard. I called 911.

San Jose Police came and cleared my house. He was gone before they arrived! He never broke into my house. San Jose Police said the car was used in other burglaries in our area and it's possibly stolen. It is a black Toyota Corolla with paper license plate and a dog bone sticker on the rear bumper.

I used AVPSN to alert Almaden Valley residents of this incident. A lot of advice was given on being safe and the radio network helped me by having our neighbors looking out for the stolen vehicle and the suspect.

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Yes, we have mountain lions in Almaden Valley.
Be vigilant ! 

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Stolen Vehicles

According to the FBI, in 2018, a total of 748,841 vehicles were stolen in the United States. 

For comparison:

  • Based on a US population of 329,450 million, 748,841 thefts is 31 thefts per 10,000 people
  • San Jose had 11,111 vehicle thefts in 2018.  That equals 148 therfts per 10,000 people. That's almost 5 times the national average

 

For 2018, the most stolen vehicles in the nation were:

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Click here for recommendations on how to guard against vehicle theft

 

If you see an abandon vehicle and suspect it might be stolen, you can run a check on this website:

StolenCar.com

Just enter the VIN number

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December 5, 2019  Home Invation and Burglary in Country Club

Be On The Lookout for this home intruder. He’s armed and dangerous.
During the middle of the day, this person entered a home on Hampton Drive by smashing a window. He was carrying an exceptionally large knife and went through the house looking to see if anyone was home. Then he proceeded to ransack the house and ultimately made off with a significant amount of valuables. The police have all his fingerprints.

If you can identify this criminal, please contact the police and reference the event date, December 5, 2019.

 

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February 10, 2020  Attempted Burglary in Pierce Ranch

This guy came to my door. He said he was with PG&E and was checking to see if I had power? I asked for ID and a business card and he said he didn’t have any. He said his supervisor was on the block behind my house telling my neighbors and would send him over. I checked with PG&E and they have no power outages! I also drove around the block and found no PG&E! I called 911

2020 02 pierce ranch suspect web 

This is a potential burglar imperrsonating PG&E but really casing a house.  Note the ski mask around his neck. Also note he is wearing tennis shoes.  Note the absence of PG&E logo. Always ask for ID or tell them to go away.  Never open the door.

 

Don't anawer the door!  We've said it many times and here's why: 

 

 May 5, 2020 the MJ Maket on the corner of Almaden and Redmond was rammed by a pickup truck around 4am.  It's been reported that the 3  perps were subsequently aprenended.