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Sheriff's Arrests: Cruelty to Animals, Drug Crimes

A look at the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department's arrest and booking reports for April 29, 30 and May 2, 2012. The following arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

Cruelty to Animals

  • Valentin Jimenez, 40, of Gilroy, April 29, 4:10 p.m., at 13345 Foothill Ave. in San Martin, for a misdemeanor related to being under the influence of alcohol, drugs or controlled substance and felony cruelty to animals. Bail set at $10,250.
  • Alex Castro, 51, of Milpitas, May 2, 11 a.m., at Salinas Valley Prison, for a remanded felony related to cruelty to another's animal.

Use/Under the Influence

Gabriel Guzman, 35, of Gilroy, April 29, 8:50 p.m., at 475 Vickery Ave. in Gilroy, for two misdemeanors related to using, being under the influence of a controlled substance and re-arrest or revoke probation.

Vehicle Code Violations

  • Christopher Hill, 29, of Gilroy, April 29, 11:30 p.m., at Luchessa Avenue and Engle Way in Gilroy, for traffic warrant infractions related to failure to appear, to possess driver's license, to provide financial responsibility for vehicle and to adhere to 65 mph speed limit. Bail set at $7,000.
  • Jonathan Sumnitt, 30, of San Martin, May 2, 9:50 a.m., at 1st and St. John streets in San Jose, for two outstanding misdemeanor warrants related to being a habitual traffic offender and driving with a suspended license.
  • Cindy Baeta, 50, of Cupertino, April 29, 8:25 p.m., at Prospect Road and Lawrence Expressway in Saratoga, for not having lighting equipment of required type and driving with privileges suspended or revoked.
  • John Mack, 48, of Saratoga, April 29, 9:50 p.m., at Fruitvale and San Marcos in Saratoga, for driving with privileges suspended or revoked and having an expired registration.
  • Danielle Castaldo, 47, of Saratoga, March 13, 9:50 p.m., at Saratoga-Los Gatos Road and Via Colina in Saratoga, for a misdemeanor related to driving with privileges suspended or revoked.
  • Shane Huntimer, 35, of Menlo Park, April 29, 3 p.m., at Big Basin Way and Fifth Street in Saratoga, for driving with privileges suspended or revoked.
  • Maria Kang, 49, of Saratoga, April 26, 11:35 a.m., at Saratoga and Lawrence Expressway in Saratoga, for driving with privileges suspended or revoked.

Possession

  • Troy Cowan, 30, of Saratoga, April 30, 7:30 p.m., at the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, 55 W. Younger Ave. in San Jose, for four misdemeanor warrants related to possession of a controlled substance, driving wile unlicensed, possession of 28.5 grams or one ounce of marijuana and using, or being under the influence of a controlled substance.
  • Caesar Nino, 30, of Visalia, April 30, 11:15 p.m., at Wren and 1st Street in Gilroy, for two felonies related to possession of a saps and similar weapon and controlled substance. Bail set at $15,000.
  • Jaime Alvarez, 50, of Gilroy, April 30, 12:54 a.m., at Masten Avenue in Gilroy, for three misdemeanors related to driving with privileges suspended or revoked, possession of narcotics paraphernalia, using or being under the influence of a controlled substance and felony possession of a controlled substance. Bail set at $12,000.
  • Moises Perez, 31, of Milpitas, May 2, 10 a.m., at the Contra Costa County Jail, for one felony possession of a controlled substance.
  • Jason Bushard, 25, of Gilroy, May 2, 10 a.m., at the Humbolt County Jail for possession of a controlled substance and a felony warrant related to carrying a concealed dirk or dagger. 
  • Everado Valdovinos, 29, of San Jose, May 2, 6:03 p.m., at Forest Street and IOOF Avenue in Gilroy, for two felonies related to possession of a controlled substance and parole hold and two misdemeanors related to failing to register as a drug offender.
  • Shawn McIntosh, 18, of Cupertino, March 23, 12:25 a.m., at Menhart Lane and Moretti Drive in Cupertino, for a misdemeanor citation related to possession of an alcoholic beverage under the age of 21.

Petty Theft

  • Sarah Shipp, 24, of Morgan Hill, April 24, 2:45 p.m., at Burnett Avenue in Morgan Hill, for three misdemeanor warrants related to theft of personal property/larceny.
  • Suiyi Cui, 18, of San Jose, April 3, 7:52 p.m., at 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd. in Cupertino, for petty theft of personal property/larceny.

Burglary

Taneka Becerra, 32, of Gilroy, May 2, at Foothill Avenue and Robin Lane in San Martin, for first degree burglary. Bail set at $50,000.

Editor's Note: If charges are dropped or you are found not guilty, call Patch Editor Sheila Sanchez at 408-391-8725. Anyone with tips on local crime may report a crime online, or call the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office at 408-808-4431.

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McGaylen May 18, 2012 at 07:10 AM
I like the Santa Clara County sheriffs blotter. It some what keeps me informed about what's going on in the town I live, and surrounding areas. I feel the public should know if someone commited a crime down the street, or cross town. If we're aware of what's going on around us. Maybe we won't fall victim. So Thank's for keeping us informed.
Alice March 17, 2013 at 07:49 AM
J Alvarez is a very good, good man... I've know him for decades.. Addiction is a nasty disease.. Please send positive.. rather than negative.... energy his way... he needs it!

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