Criminal Acts: Suspects Steal $13,000 in Purses and Juveniles Take a Joyride

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.

Monday, March 19
3 p.m.—A Kern Avenue residence was burglarized. Unknown suspect(s) gained entry through an unlocked vehicle and took several electronics worth an estimated value of $3,000.

11:10 a.m.—A person stole $6,000 cash from a business on Monterey Road.

3 a.m.—A person’s car was burglarized on Welburn Avenue. The suspect smashed the window to grab the victim’s laptop and other electronics worth an estimated $1,000

1:19 a.m.—A residence on Hanna Street was burglarized of almost $2,000 worth of jewelry and cash.

12:01 a.m.—A tan, 1996 Ford was stolen from Pierce Street.

Sunday, March 18
11:20 p.m.—A business located on Arroyo Circle was burglarized. Two suspects shattered the front glass door of the business with a sledge hammer and took a large amount of purses worth over $13,000.

6:02 p.m.—A 20-year-old male was stopped for a traffic violation around the area of Monterey and Third streets and was found to be in possession of a switch blade knife.

10:37 a.m.—A male and female were both arrested for a domestic violence dispute around the area of Church and West Eighth streets.

9:04 a.m.—A 21-year-old male was arrested for a hit-and-run and for driving under the influence on Santa Barbara Drive.

5:04 a.m.—Two juveniles were arrested on Ghirlanda Court for being in possession of a stolen vehicle.

1:56 a.m.—A 22-year-old male was arrested around the area of Fifth and Monterey streets for being in possession of methamphetamine.

Saturday, March 17
10 p.m.—An unknown suspect broke two windows of a victim’s vehicle located on Hersman Drive and etched “OS” on the side of another vehicle owned by the victim.

8:15 p.m.—A person’s vehicle was broken into on Williamsburg Way and electronics worth about $2,000 were stolen along with $800 in cash.

Thursday, March 15
11:05 p.m.—A 33-year-old male was found to be in possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and packing materials. He also had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest and was booked.

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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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