Criminal Acts: Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unregistered Sex Offender and Narcotics

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 from Thursday through Sunday, from car accidents to thefts to graffiti. Here’s a selection from the latest press report.

Friday, April 20

1:39 p.m.—A 22-year-old felon was arrested around the area of Tatum and Wren avenues for possessing a loaded “sawed off” shotgun and for being a felon in possession of a gun. The gun was altered or reduced in size, which is something people typically do to purposely shorten the barrel leaf or length of the shotgun’s stock so the gun is easier to conceal, GPD Sgt. Chad Gallacinao said. However, altering guns is a felony because there are certain length requirements by California law.
6:40 p.m.—A person was arrested on Wild Iris Drive for failing to register as a sex offender as required by California law. The subject was brought down to the police department, but was released because further investigation needed to take place. The subject’s case is currently being reviewed by the DA’s office and the person’s name will be released once the DA makes a decision on the review.

Thursday, April 19

2:04 a.m.—GPD units were dispatched to an area near Chestnut Street because of three subjects who were acting suspicious. The subjects were running from a local business to the center of the roadway. As units arrived, they located one subject to the rear of the business trying to hide in the tall grass within a nearby creek bed. The subject was arrested and further investigation revealed that the subject had burglarized the business with four other suspects. Police located a stolen computer monitor in the suspect’s vehicle along with other items that were determined to have been stolen.

Tuesday, April 17

6:42 a.m.—A 38-year-old man was arrested for driving a vehicle that had stolen license plates.

Monday, April 16

10:15 a.m.—Unknown suspects entered a business on Howson Street and stole the cash register and approximately $900 worth of scrap metal.

9:52 a.m.—A 35-year-old male was found to be in possession of methamphetamine on Church Street.

8:48 a.m.—A suspect used a victim’s social security number to access his cable and gas/electric accounts.

Sunday, April 15

5 p.m.—A residence on Kelton Drive was burglarized by unknown suspect(s). The thieves stole $2,500 in jewelry and caused $350 in damage by kicking in the door.

1:55 p.m.—Police responded to a domestic violent dispute on Lilly Avenue. A 52-year-old male was arrested for allegedly choking the victim.

10 a.m.—Unknown suspect(s) pried open the side door of a business located on Forest Street and stole a Jeep from inside. The vehicle was later located on Casey with its wheels missing.

Saturday, April 14

11:10 p.m.—A male and female were arrested on Monterey Street for being drunk in public, resisting arrest and for obstructing police officers. 

8:30 p.m.—A 30-year-old female was cited for delaying officers at the door who were trying to serve an arrest warrant to another party.

8:44 p.m.—Police responded to a report of child abuse. A child was struck with a slipper, causing redness, after almost causing a fire at a neighbor’s house located on Dowdy Street.

7:38 p.m.—A female subject was found in possession of drug paraphernalia on El Cerrito Way.

12:47 a.m.—A male attempted to pass a $100 counterfeit bill at a store on Camino Arroyo, while a female tried to buy items with two fictitious $100 bills. Both subjects fled prior to police arrival.

Friday April 13

4:10 p.m.—An unknown subject used the victim’s personal information to make an unauthorized charge over 400 dollars.

Thursday, April 12

11:03 p.m.—A 41-year-old man was arrested around the area of Monterey and W. Sixth streets for being in possession of drug paraphernalia and for having three outstanding “no bail” warrants in Santa Clara County. The man was initially stopped for a traffic violation as he was riding his bicycle, and police found a glass pipe used to smoke crack cocaine after conducting a consensual search of the suspect.

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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