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Criminal Acts: Bible Study Strangle and Ex-Boyfriend Rampage

It's been a busy week for the officers of the Gilroy Police Department.

It's been a busy week for the Gilroy Police Department, with suspects evading arrest, an assault that lead to serious injuries and threats to kill consuming the week thus far.

Although more than a handful of incidents have taken place, Patch sifted through the reports and found a few that looked particularly interesting. Check them out, below.

Sunday, Oct. 30
5:30 p.m. A suspect was seen exiting a vehicle and then chasing another vehicle while carrying a black pistol, according to the Gilroy Police Department press report.

The GPD are currently following investigative leads, and cannot release any additional details at this time.

Saturday, Oct. 29
8:37 p.m. A woman was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, after he crashed into her car as she was backing out of her driveway on Farrell Avenue.

The victim was reportedly backing out of her driveway when she saw the car accelerating fast toward her. The driver crashed into her car and then continued to hold down the accelerator pedal, while making threats to kill the victim. The victim then fled to a public area, with the suspect fleeing the scene as well.

“The investigation remains active and ongoing, and when located he will be arrested," said Sgt. Chad Gallacinao of the Gilroy Police Department. “He definitely fled the area that night and his current whereabouts are unknown as of this time.

Friday, Oct. 28
10:55 a.m. Joe Delarosa Ramirez, 48, was arrested for assault after he attempted to strangle a churchgoer during a bible study session on Hanna Street.

A disagreement between Ramirez and another person escalated the physical assault, Gallacinao said. Others intervened and separated the two, and Ramirez was arrested and transported to jail.

8:20 p.m. A person was assaulted by a group of unknown people on Hanna Street and sustained serious injuries. At least five people participated in the gang-related assault, and used “stabbing instruments” to hurt the victim, Gallacinao said.

The victim was transported to a Bay Area trauma hospital for life threatening injuries. Gallacinao said the assault is under active investigation.

Thursday, Oct. 27
3:29 p.m. Alberto Diaz Cruz, 17, was arrested for burglarizing the Rite Aid on E. Tenth Street after he attempted to leave the store without paying for a DVD player, a shirt and a pair of jeans. 

A local police officer spotted Dias and pursued him on foot after the suspect took off running. Police found Diaz locked in a bathroom at an establishment at 7243 Monterey Rd., and later determined he had a $1,000 bench warrant for his arrest

This arrest information was supplied by the Gilroy Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. To view more crimes that occurred over the past week, refer to the attached press report.

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