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MVPD arrests man after stolen vehicle victim spots suspect driving car

Mountain View officers arrested one man yesterday in connection with a vehicle theft Wednesday afternoon along El Camino Real.

Around 1:45 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 3, our dispatch center received a call from a Mountain View resident who stated he had spotted his stolen Land Rover Discovery drive past him on El Camino Real near The Americana Way.

The vehicle had been reported stolen to us in late December.

Officers immediately began to look for the vehicle, and one of our patrol officers spotted it near Highway 237 at El Camino Real. Additional units responded and the driver of the car was stopped on Mountain View Avenue, just north of El Camino Real.

The driver, identified as 33-year-old transient Joon Kim, was arrested for possession of stolen property, vehicle theft and parole violation. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.

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