Recent Crime News
Thursday Mar 26 | via The Campbell Reporter
March 22, 7:30 p.m. E. Hamilton Avenue. A 41-year-old male was caught shoplifting. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 25 | via Patch.com
DA decided on murder charge as suspect was allegedly intoxicated at time of accident and had a DUI conviction in the 1970s. A woman who died last Thursday when her allegedly drunk stepfather struck her with his pickup truck in the driveway of their home in Campbell was 41-year-old Leslie Carroll, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 25 | via SFBay
A woman who died last Thursday when her allegedly drunk stepfather struck her with his pickup truck in the driveway of their home in Campbell was 41-year-old Leslie Carroll, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office. The driver of the truck, Filip Handl, was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of murder in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose before Judge Allison Danner, who ordered him held without bail as is typical in murder cases, Assistant District Attorney James Gibbons-Shapiro said. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 25 | via NBC San Diego
San Jose's police chief held a somber news conference Wednesday morning, hours after veteran police officer Michael Johnson was killed by a drunk, suicidal man during a welfare call - the first officer death in the city in 14 years. "It's unfortunate for any of our officers to lose their life," Police Chief Larry Esquivel said, with obvious emotion in his voice during a 5 a.m. news conference with reporters. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 24 | via SFBay
A man on trial for raping and murdering a teenage girl more than three decades ago was found guilty of first-degree murder in a Santa Clara County courtroom Monday afternoon, according to prosecutors. ' Christopher Holland, 59, was on trial for the murder of 17-year-old Cynthia Munoz, who was found raped, strangled and stabbed in her disabled boyfriend's Campbell home Aug. 7, 1983. Comment?
Monday Mar 23 | via SFGate
Christopher Holland was found guilty of rape and first-degree murder on Monday in the August 1983 rape and murder of Cynthia Munoz. A former South Bay man could face life in prison without parole after a jury found him guilty of rape and first-degree murder in the death of a teenage girl more than 30 years ago, prosecutors said. Comment?
Monday Mar 23 | via Patch.com
A man on trial for raping and murdering a teenage girl more than three decades ago has been found guilty of first-degree murder in a Santa Clara County courtroom this afternoon, according to prosecutors. Christopher Holland, 59, was on trial for the murder of 17-year-old Cynthia Munoz, who was found raped, strangled and stabbed in her disabled boyfriend's Campbell home Aug. 7, 1983. Comment?
Saturday Mar 21 | via Contra Costa Times
A family is in mourning after a man trying to park his truck ran over his daughter and then was arrested in connection with her death. Lesley Carroll, who would have turned 42 on Friday, was pronounced dead at the family home on Lovell Avenue. Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via SFGate
A Campbell man has been arrested on suspicion of murder for running over and killing his stepdaughter while drunk, police and family members said Friday. Filip Handl , 60, was parking his full-size GMC truck in the driveway of his home on Lovell Avenue when he accelerated and struck Lesley Carroll , 41, about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, authorities said. Comment?
Friday Mar 20 | via Patch.com
A 60-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder in a suspected DUI-related collision where his stepdaughter died after a pickup truck drove over her on a driveway in Campbell, police said. Police had the suspect Filip Handl, of Campbell, booked into the Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of murder after detectives conferred with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office on the case, police Capt. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 17 | via The Campbell Reporter
More than 31 years after a Campbell teenager's bloodied body was found in her Theresa Avenue home, a jury is poised to decide whether to convict the man accused of raping and strangling her. Christopher Holland is a plump, broad-shouldered 59-year-old with a bushy white mustache and reading glasses, a far cry from the 28-year-old ladies man some of his ex-girlfriends said he was back on Aug. 7, 1983, when 17-year-old Cynthia Munoz was killed. Comment?
Friday Mar 13 | via Inside Bay Area
Friday marks one week since authorities began hunting a child-molestation suspect who escaped jail custody and vanished into the San Jose area, and as the search continues, both critics and the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office itself are taking an unforgiving look at inmate security practices. Such escapes are rare. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 11 | via Los Gatos Weekly-Times
False report--On March 8 at 7 p.m. on Winchester Boulevard. A man was arrested for falsely reporting a crime and for being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Comment?
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