July 4, 2017 > Milpitas Police Log
Milpitas Police Log
Submitted By Milpitas Police Department
Sunday, June 11
At 7:32 a.m. police received a call of a strong-arm robbery that just occurred at the Larkspur Landing hotel on Ranch Drive. A man, later identified as Dartanyan Mendola, approached an employee (victim #1) at the hotel and claimed to have lost his car keys. As the employee tried to help Mendola find his keys, the employee was holding a set of keys to a vehicle that belonged to the hotel. Mendola tried to grab the keys from the employee, and a struggle ensued. The employee kept the keys, and Mendola went to the parking lot where he approached a woman (victim #2) who had arrived in her car to visit an employee. Mendola grabbed her keys from her hand, but he dropped the keys and fled when she screamed. The employee called the police department and provided a description of Mendola. Officers found Mendola on Highway 237 near McCarthy Boulevard and arrested him. He was booked into the Santa Clara County main jail on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and a parole hold.