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Criminal Acts: Drug Sales, Knife Holdups and $30,000 in Stolen Video Games

The following incidents were supplied by the Gilroy Police Department. The arrest information does not indicate convictions.

Gilroy police responded to an assortment of calls over the last week, from identity thefts to assaults against women to drug sales. Here’s a selection from the latest press report. 

April 29

11 p.m.—The driver of a vehicle was cited for being in possession of marijuana after he was pulled over for a vehicle code violation.

10:52 p.m.—Police cited a 67-year-old driver for possessing marijuana after he was stopped for a vehicle code infraction. The driver also had a suspended license.

1:15 p.m.—An adult male was cited for attempting to steal a bottle of vodka from Costco.

1:22 a.m.—A 28-year-old man was arrested for a DUI after he opened his car door at a parking lot on Tenth Street and three beer cans fell out.

April 28

6:45 p.m.—A juvenile was forced to give up his cell phone after he was threatened with a knife on E. Sixth Street.

11:38 a.m.—An adult male was arrested for attempting to rob a victim by force on Monterey Street.

11:15 a.m.—A man gave an unknown female a ride home and allowed her to use his cell phone. While using the victim’s cell, the suspect walked away and then fled into 985 Montebello Drive.

11 a.m.—A suspect pushed and punched a female victim in her face and body during an argument. The suspect fled the scene and is still outstanding.
12:59 p.m.—An adult male threatened the mother of his children while physically assaulting her.

April 27

3:03 p.m.—A skateboarder rode into traffic and was struck by a vehicle.

10 a.m.—Unknown suspects forced entry into a residence on Rea Street and stole almost $35,000 worth of items. An estimated $30,000 loss resulted in the theft of over 500 Play Station video games, valued at $60 each. A bike and multiple electronics were also taken.

9:42 a.m. —A suspect obtained a victim’s credit card information and opened two accounts in the victim’s name.

7:53 a.m.—An unknown suspect discharged a firearm in the area of Murray and IOOF avenues.

April 25

10:36 p.m.—A driver was pulled over for failing to have his headlights on and was subsequently found to be unlicensed. The vehicle was impounded.

1:26 p.m.—A male and female juvenile were arrested and transported to juvenile hall for engaging in a mutual physical fight.

1:24 p.m.—A male was arrested around the area of 1st Street and Santa Teresa Boulevard on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for the purpose of sale.

April 24

9:25 p.m.—A male was approached from behind by two males who were armed with blade-type weapons. The suspects questioned the victim, and then demanded his money and cell phone. The two suspects were later identified, arrested and the property was returned to the victim.

2:11 p.m.—A person found a bag of marijuana, two black folding knives and lighters in the bushes in front of his house on Hanna Street.

10:30 a.m.—A homeless man challenged a person to fight on Monterey Street. The subject was cited and released.

1:54 a.m.—A 32-year-old man was placed under arrest for vandalism and possession of burglary tools.

April 23

11 p.m.—A 24-year-old male was arrested for being in possession of marijuana and another controlled substance for the purpose of sale after a probation search was conducted at the suspect’s home on W. Tenth Street.

3:08 p.m.—An unknown suspect grabbed a victim’s arm while standing on IOOF Avenue and threatened the victim.

11:12 a.m.—A 40-year-old male was arrested on Leavesley Road for possessing heroin for the purpose of sale.

3:19 a.m.—A 29-year-old male was arrested on Gurries Drive for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The man was also found to be in possession of a stolen revolver and methamphetamine packaged for the purpose of sales. The suspect was further arrested for child endangerment because his daughter had access to the firearms, which were loaded.

April 22

4:26 p.m.—A 24-year-old woman was arrested for embezzling money from the Under Amour Outlet Store.

April 10
1 p.m.—An unknown suspect used a victim’s identity to open several accounts in the victim’s name.

To view more crimes that occurred over the past week, refer to the attached press report. For questions about this blotter, email gilroypatch@gmail.com.

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