Police in Sunnyvale responded to a possible explosion near downtown and an unrelated burglary in progress.
Officers responded to calls of an explosive sound, but they did not find any damage. While it caused alarm, it turned out to be fireworks, police said.
Neighbors said they heard a loud boom coming from the downtown area.
"This is not the typical Friday night here on Remington," Matt Tedone said. "Not at all...20-plus years I've lived here. The worst thing we had are speeders up-and-down the street. This is quite out of the ordinary."
At the same time, police received a call about a residential burglary in progress just east of Mountain View High School.
Officers closed off streets in the neighborhood to search for a suspect, and one suspect was arrested.
Burglary in progress is still being handled by units in the area of Remington/Mary. Please avoid the area. We will advise when it's clear. — Sunnyvale DPS (@SunnyvaleDPS) January 24, 2015
Police said the burglary and the firework situation were unrelated.
Units investigated the loud explosion in the downtown area. Officers have found no evidence of any explosion in the area. — Sunnyvale DPS (@SunnyvaleDPS) January 24, 2015