Los Gatos Crime
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Recent Crime News
Tuesday | via Berryessa Sun
The girl told police the man spoke Spanish, was heavy-set, had dark hair and a mustache. His vehicle was an older gold Lincoln sedan. Comment?
Monday | via KOLD-TV Tucson
TUCSON, AZ - A chilling call was made to police from a foothills community after a man dies in his home near Skyline and Country Club. For months, family members assumed Hans Eckhardt died from a heart attack, but an autopsy revealed the cause of death as asphyxiation or suffocation. Comment?
Monday Dec 15 | via The Campbell Reporter
A suspected mail thief was arrested and booked into the main jail on Dec. 3, police saying 36-year-old Steven Tougas of San Jose is also charged with narcotics violations. Tougas was arrested by members of the Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team working with the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department. Comment?
Friday Dec 12 | via Patch.com
A 19-year-old man was arrested Dec. 5 in the armed robbery of a person who agreed to meet in Los Gatos to buy a computer listed on an online sales forum but was robbed at gunpoint, a police official said. Gregory Messenger of Los Gatos was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail last Friday on suspicion of robbery, according to police Detective Sgt. Comment?
Friday Dec 12 | via Los Gatos Weekly-Times
A 19-year-old Los Gatos man, Gregory Messenger, has been arrested in connection with an alleged armed robbery that went down near Bachman Park. The incident occurred at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. Police say Messenger agreed to sell a laptop to an individual and set up a meeting to complete the transaction. Comment?
Wednesday Dec 10 | via The Campbell Reporter
Driving under the influence--On Dec 7 at 12:27 a.m. on W. Main Street. A man was arrested for DUI. Comment?
Monday Dec 8 | via Inside Bay Area
An 81-year-old man wheeled into Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose today waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing on a charge of killing his wife in an apparent murder and attempted suicide in Los Gatos on Oct. 25. Richard Stefanik, sitting in a wheelchair and dressed in red jail clothes, conferred with his attorney Ken Mendel before the brief hearing where Judge Deborah Ryan agreed to set a plea hearing for Dec. 19. The defendant replied "yes, your honor" when Ryan asked him if he was willing to waive his right to a preliminary hearing on the murder charge within 60 days. A sheriff's deputy then wheeled the white-haired Stefanik, who was wearing glasses, back into a holding cell beside the courtroom. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 26 | via Los Gatos Weekly-Times
Driving under the influence--On Nov. 23 at 2:16 a.m. and at 12:10 a.m. on N. Santa Cruz Avenue. Two men were arrested in separate incidents and charged with DUI. Comment?
Saturday Nov 22 | via Patch.com
Investigations into a shooting incident that took place in Los Gatos earlier this month has led to three arrests, police said Friday. Officers responded to reports of gunshots heard in the 200 block of Almendra Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, according to Los Gatos Monte Sereno police. Comment?
Friday Nov 21 | via Milpitas Post
Two San Jose men and one man from Tracy have been arrested in connection with a shooting in downtown Los Gatos earlier this month, police said. San Jose residents Marcus Hernandez and Jonathon Paredes, both 21, were arrested Nov. 9 after officers responded to a shooting in the 200 block of Almendra Avenue, according to department spokesman Detective Sgt. Comment?
Friday Nov 21 | via Los Gatos Weekly-Times
Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police have taken a man into custody and charged him with four firearms felonies and five misdemeanors. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 19 | via Los Gatos Weekly-Times
On Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. on Zena Avenue. A residential burglary occurred. Another residential burglary was reported at 8 a.m. on La Rinconada Drive. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 18 | via Contra Costa Times
An 80-year-old Los Gatos man charged with murder in the death of his wife is accused of stabbing her inside their home and then using the knife on himself in a failed suicide attempt, according to a police report. Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police have said little about the killing, a rare occurrence in the city, and have not released the woman's name. Comment?
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