Fordham Way Arson Update

On March 16th, 2014 at 2:18AM, Mountain View Fire Department (MVFD) and Police Department (MVPD) responded to the 1700 block of Fordham Way on a report of a single-family home on fire. MVFD and MVPD initiated a joint investigation of the incident and through that investigation believe the fire was caused by arson, which originated from inside the residence.

As of March 31st a total of sixteen juveniles and two adults (Brandon Pak (18) and Gilbert Gomes (18)) have been arrested for a variety of charges ranging from Burglary, Vehicle Theft, Child Endangerment, Providing Marijuana to Juveniles, Drug Possession and Drug Sales. The Santa Clara County DA’s office is currently pursuing prosecution of the adults and the juveniles.

Anyone with additional knowledge of the party is encouraged to contact the police department via telephone at 650-903-6344. You can also come into the police department located at 1000 Villa Street. Anonymous tips can also be sent via text to 274637. Please include “mvtips” in the body of your message so that we receive it.

If you have any questions, please contact Sgt. Saul Jaeger, MVPD PIO, at 650-903-6345 or

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