Attempted robbery on Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View
Original post made on Oct 24, 2012
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on Oct 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm
Remedy: Always carry a skunk in your backpack, one that's only friendly with you.
on Oct 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm
I have frequented this trail many times, and I am amazed at how insecure it is. I've never had a problem, but I am a male that can look mean and intimidating if I need to. That area by Evelyn is right on the south/west side of the overpass, just south of the Calderon/Evelyn intersection.
A few moments walk takes on out of the site of anyone, and every year there seems to be at least 1 or 2 reported problems and who knows how many unreported ones.
The walk through there in summer is really beautiful. Wonderful nature blooming with green and lots of other color, and while there is noise from the freeway, it's really not so bad. A wonder ~20 mile bike ride from Byxbee Park in the Palo Alto Baylands to the Sleeper Ave. and overpass over 85 in Mountain View. We need to keep this safe - hope fully we do not need to cut down all the trees and bushes to do it.
Mountain View Police need to do something to protect or watch this area. Maybe we need surveillance cameras, but it should be not be a major risk to go for a walk in the middle of the city.
I'd also like to say something about the nature of most of these attackers, but the Palo Alto Online Political Correctness Police will not let this subject come up for discussion. Our society and social infrastructure is being decimated by a few bad apples of a certain variety, and I don't mean iPads.
We should all be watching out for each other, this suspect in the drawing as well.
on Oct 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm
I hope the cops do step up patrols in the evenings. When the time changes next week, the evening commute hour will be in the dark and much of the trail is unlit.
Since the Adobe Creek path under Hwy 101 near San Antonio Road is closed, many people are commuting via the Stevens Creek Trail instead. Hopefully, there will not be a crime problem this winter. Mountain View residents are already complaining about traffic problems near Hwy 101 and if crime discourages commuters from walking and biking, then car traffic will get much worse.