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Criminal Acts: Gang Raid Caps a Busy Week for Gilroy Police

Reports of assault, theft and car crashes fill the Gilroy police blotter this week.

The week was already a busy one for the Gilroy Police Department leading up to Thursday’s massive sweep of street gangs across the South Bay. More than 150 officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies joined Gilroy police in arresting 21 suspected gang members and leaders and 10 others associated with the gangs. They also recovered drugs and weapons.

Here is some of the other activity from this week:

Wednesday, Dec. 7

10 p.m.—A vehicle was reported stolen from the front of 400 Adams Court. 

6:36 p.m.—A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at Rite Aid. She’s accused of walking out with makeup remover, bottles of Krazy Glue and Gorilla Glue, and Wet and Wild lipsticks. The total value: $28.54.

12:19 p.m.—Two blue Yamaha motorcycles reported stolen from Union City apparently found their way to Gilroy. They were recovered on Dowdy Street.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

6:30 p.m.—In a domestic violence report, one person reportedly pushed and threw beer on the other on Monte Bello Drive.

3:05 p.m.—Two cars were involved in an accident at Calle Del Rey. 

2:54 p.m.—A girl on Miller Avenue punched someone in the head and face and was arrested on suspicion of assault. She was cited and released to her mother.

1:53 p.m.—Two cars collided at Camino Arroyo and Sixth Street. One car was a white 2003 Ford Mustang, and the other was described only as a blue 2000 vehicle.

1:43 p.m.—An assault was reported on Church Street, but there was no arrest. A woman reported being grabbed by the throat and shoved into a room while a man used his body to block her and keep her from leaving.

1:33 p.m.—Two youths and an adult were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting/burglary at Camino Arroyo. They were interested in beauty products, as all the items they took were from makeup and underwear departments.

10:11 a.m.—Some marijuana was found near two students on Hirasaki Court. They denied ownership, and there were no arrests.

7 a.m.—A car was reported stolen on Stoney Court sometime after 2:30 p.m. Monday. The car is a red 1990 Toyota Camry.

3:20 a.m.—Someone broke into a business on East Luchessa Avenue by smashing out the front door window. The owner reported that two rammers—used to compact the ground before cement is poured—were missing. Each is valued at $4,100.  

Monday, Dec. 5

6:30 p.m.—Someone on Hagen Court reported that several items of jewelry had been stolen within the last 45 days.

3:31 p.m.—Christopher Tim Yslava Funk, 23, was arrested on Hanna Street on a warrant arrest.

3:12 p.m.—Three cars crashed on Monterey and Pierce streets. One car was unlicensed and the driver uninsured.

11:20 a.m.—A money box with $1,200 in coins was reported stolen from a building on Church Street. The coins were kept in a box on top of a drier.

9:10 a.m.— Billy Galindo, 53, was stopped for a driving violation on Church and Second streets and arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license. His 1995 Toyota Corolla was towed.

8:09 a.m.—Two cars were involved in an accident at Mesa Road and Miller Avenue, but no injuries were reported.

6 a.m.—Someone reported a car break-in and burglary on Birdsong Street. The suspect drove off in a turquoise-colored Ford vehicle. Missing is a stereo, power drill and vehicle registration and insurance papers.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Noon—A person on Zinnia Street reported theft on a bank account, noting that someone had spent $1,485 at Pilot Gas Stations across three states. There are no suspects.

10:32 and 11:12 a.m.—Someone reported a dog bite on Sunrise Drive, and then a dog attack was called in from Hersman Drive.

8 a.m.—Someone reported fraudulent transactions made to a bank account.

6:34 a.m.—A stolen vehicle was reported on Church Street.

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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