Criminal Acts: Resisting Arrest and Counterfeit Bills

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 July 26 through Sunday, from resisting arrest to thefts to narcotics. Here’s a selection from the latest press report.

Resisting Arrest

  • 6:29 a.m.—Police recognized a wanted subject on bicycle on El Cerrito Way. The subject appeared to be concealing a firearm due to his deliberate movements to his waistband. He was subsequently apprehended by a police K-9.
  • 12:35 a.m. —A male subject fled on foot from police after being contacted. The subject was apprehended at his residence, and arrested for his warrant and for resisting arrest.
  • 9:03 p.m. —Two juveniles were hiding behind the Best Buy store. It was determined that one of the juveniles has just stolen a bottle of tequila from Walmart and their intentions was to drink the alcohol. The juvenile also provided a false name. Both juveniles appeared to be on probation and were booked into Juvenile Hall.

Auto Burglary

  • 10:30 p.m.—Unknown persons entered a locked vehicle and stole two laptops, a cell phone, and jewlery. The suspect entered the vehicle by unlocking the front right door with a slim jim.
  • 11:10 a.m.—A female victim parked and locked her vehicle after getting a flat tire. The victim returned to her vehicle two days later to find three flat tires, a broken window, and missing property from the car.

Petty Theft

  • 8:03 p.m.—Two female suspects entered a store on E. Tenth Street, selected five large boxes of candy, concealed items in their purse and left the store without paying for the merchandise.
  • 5:00 p.m.—A male cut and stole two 220 volt power cables containing copper.

Residential Burglary

  • 11:30 a.m.—Suspects entered an apartment on First Street by unknown means and took electronics and jewlery. There was no sign of forced entry. Two "skate boarder" types were seen in the area by a neighbor, but no description could be provided.
  • 11:00 a.m.—A residential burglary occured on the 1000 block of Ortega Circle. Unknown suspects made entry into the residence probably via an unlocked door and stole a laptop computer, jewlery and a rifle. There are no suspects.


  • 6:04 p.m. —A subject was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sales and under the influence of methamphetamine.
  • 2:15 p.m.—A vehicle was stolen from the Nob Hill parking lot.


  • 5:40 p.m.—An unkown suspect entered a Best Buy store and used a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for merchandise.
  • 6:45 p.m. —An unknown suspect entered a Barnes and Noble store and attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill.

Grand Theft

  • 10:50 a.m.—Unknown suspect took a jumping jack tamper/rammer from a construction site.
  • 6:30 p.m.—A male victim has a large amount of money in his possession to purchase a used vehicle. A female approached the victim and attempted to sell him perfume. The victim believes the female stole $4,000 out of his pocket. It is unknown who the suspect is.
  • 4:15 p.m.—A wedding ring was taken from Village Green assisted living residence.

Recovered Vehicle

  • 12:45 p.m.—Police recovered a stolen big rig truck to the rear of Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Bike Theft

  • 6:50 p.m.—An unlocked bicycle was taken from the McDonald's on First Street. A juvenile suspect was arrested and taken to juvenile hall on an unrelated violation.

Weapons Possession

  • 10:55 a.m.—A Gilroy Fire Department Captain reported that a subject was harrassing a wheel chair-bound female at the bus stop at Kern Avenue and First Street. The subject was contacted and found to be in possession of a concealed dagger after he stated he was in possession of a firearm. The subject was arrested.

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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