Missing 9 year old boy considered "At Risk"
Press Release 09.29.07>>>The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating Elijah Eely, a nine-year old boy, from San Jose, who went missing Friday morning after he did not show up at school.
Sketch artist’s work helps solve case
Press Release 8.30.07>>>On 07-05-07, an unidentified man walked into the path of an on-coming train traveling 60 mph. He suffered numerous injuries, some of which left his face in a condition making identification difficult.
REACT- Identity Theft; Under the influence
Press Release 08.21.07>>>On Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at approximately 0700 hours, the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team task force (REACT) served a search warrant at 9220 Burchell Road, Gilroy.
Torture, Child Abuse and Endangerment
Press Release 08.16.07>>>A Santa Clara County couple is in custody at the Department of Correction after a joint investigation by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and the Fremont Police Department found that the couple was torturing and abusing a 22 month-old child.
Suspicious Death Update
Press Release 08.13.07>>> On August 6, 2007, at approximately 9:00 PM, the body of a man was recovered on Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill.
Missing Person Located
Press Release 08.12.07>>>On August 11, 2007, a Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputy located John Hetland in the City of Cupertino.
Crooks use ruse to steal from elderly
Press Release 06.28.07>>>>The Office of the Sheriff would like to notify everyone about a scam in which thieves have taken advantage of unsuspecting victims.
Weekend warrant sweep arrests 25 for lack of child support
Press Release 06.27.07>>>> On Saturday, June 23 and Sunday June 24, 2007, the Office of the Sheriff conducted a warrant sweep, using Child Social Services civil warrants. These are warrants issued for subjects who have not paid child support.
Homicide: Northbound Hwy 280 at De Anza
Press Release 05.23.07>>>>On Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at 11:35 am, Sheriff's deputies responded to northbound highway 280, north of De Anza Blvd, on a report of a body found.
Special Olympics Torch Run
Press Release 05.15.07>>> The Law Enforcement Torch Run is scheduled to run through Santa Clara County, Tuesday, June 5th, 2007.
“Click it or Ticket” enforcement
Press Release 05.15.07>>>>The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is advising all drivers and passengers that deputies will be issuing tickets to persons not wearing seat belts from May 14 through June 03, 2007
Arrest made in 10 year old cold case homicide
Press Release 05.07.07>>>>Having been stabbed, James Amato, age 27, died on Friday, November 21, 1997, in his girlfriend's upstairs apartment on Cleveland Avenue in the Burbank area of San Jose. Evidence shows there was a struggle at the scene.
Cal-MMET discovers lab
Press Release 04.24.07>>>>On Monday, April 23, 2007, the Sheriff's Office Cal-MMET team located a methamphetamine lab inside a residence, located at 4075 Hobart Ave, in unincorporated San Jose.
Sexual Assault Investigation Update
Press Release 03.23.07 >>>>On Friday, March 23, 2007, the Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff plans to consult with the District Attorney’s Office regarding the pending sexual assault investigation.
Sheriff’s Office Works to Protect Environment
Press Release 03.16.07 >>>The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Marijuana Eradication Team and CA Fish and Game will be coordinating a clean up of several areas on Mt. Hamilton, used to cultivate marijuana in 2006.
**UPDATE** Lottery Scam turns into robbery
Press Release 03.14.07>>>>The Sheriff's office is trying to identify the person in the above photos. He is a suspect in a lottery scam in which the victim lost $25,000.
Bear Creek Remains Sent to Coroner
Press Release 02.07.07>>>>After a day of searching a wooded and remote hillside, the Sheriff's office has forwarded the recovered remains to the Coroner's office. Several search teams and three cadaver dogs completed their searching late last night. All remains turned over to the Coroner will be examined and evaluated for further identification. The forensic analysis will take a reasonable amount of time.
Human Bones Found in Santa Cruz Mountains
Press Release 02.06.07>>>>2/5/07 at approximately 1530 hours, Deputies responded to the area of Bear Creek Rd, in unincorporated Los Gatos to investigate a report of human bones being found. According to the initial report, a worker in the area unearthed some bones near the creek. The bones appear to be human.
Reserve Best In The West S.W.A.T. Competition
Press Release 10.19.06>>>>The Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff, Reserve Division is hosting its 13th Annual Reserve Best In The West Shooting Competition this Saturday, October 21, from 8 am to 4 pm, at the Sheriff’s Office range. The range is located at 9619 Malech Road in San Jose.
Three Arrested in Underage Alcohol Sales
Press Release 10.16.06>>>On Saturday October 16, 2006, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office made three arrests after underage decoys were sold alcohol at three different stores.
Lottery Fraud and Robbery Suspect Sought
Press Release 10.03.06>>>> On September 27 at approximately 4:40 pm, a theft by false pretenses and robbery occurred in front of the Technology Credit Union in Cupertino.
Suspect identified in 27-year-old homicide
Press Release 09.29.06 >>>>Over the next 27 years, Sheriff’s detectives revisited the case numerous times with no further leads. With the advent of advanced DNA screening, detectives submitted the available evidence and a DNA profile matching an “unknown male offender” was developed. This DNA profile was entered into the California Department of Justice DNA database (CODIS), where it sat dormant for several years.
Saratoga Homicide Suspect Found Guilty
Press Release 09.20.06>>>>San Jose - Suspect Nan Yang, 05-18-77, was found guilty of second-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon and battery in Santa Clara County Superior Court today.
Best In The West S.W.A.T. Competition
Press Release 09.18.06>>>The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is hosting its 16th Annual Best In The West S.W.A.T. Competition. The two-day event, attracting top S.W.A.T. teams from California, Washington, and Nevada will be held at the Sheriff's Range in San Jose on Thursday and Friday, September 21st and 22nd.
Elmwood Escapee Caught
Press Release 09.08.06>>>>On Wednesday, September 6th, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office captured escaped inmate Carlos Garcia, 26.
Small Plane Crashes in Unincorporated Morgan Hill
Press Release 08.25.06>>>On 08/25/2006 at approximately 01:29pm Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area East Main and Condit in unincorporated Morgan Hill for a report of a plane crash. The small, privately owned, single engine, Steerman plane took off from Reed Hill View Airport in San Jose.
TWO PEOPLE STABBED AT SARATOGA PARTY
Press Release 8.21.06>>>In the early morning of Sunday August 20, 2006, deputies responded to the 19000 block of Springbrook Drive in Saratoga. They were dispatched to a call of a stabbed person in the area.
Future Cops Help Out Local Community
Press Release 08.17.06 >>>> Upholding the traditional "Community Project" aspect of Basic Police Academies throughout the state, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Academy recruits have been working with each other for the last two weeks to identify an event that will demonstrate their dedication to the community for which they will be serving. They have selected two events that will be held on Saturday August 19, from 8 am to 5 pm.
Cyclist Safety Enforcement Campaign
Press Release 08.16.06 >>>> Due to the increased number of accidents involving cyclists and cars, especially those involving children, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up enforcement of vehicle codes pertaining to bicycles in Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Altos Hills, Hwy 9, and Summit road areas. The enforcement campaign will last from August 19 through September 4.
Deputies Seize $80 Million of Marijuana
Press Release 08.08.06>>>>On August 7 - Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Deputies in conjunction with CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting), DOJ, UNET (Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team) and the Department of State Fish and Game seized 20,00 Marijuana plants, just east of the James Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton.
National Night Out – Tonight!
Press Release 08.01.06>>> On August 1, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the 2006 National Night Out campaign.
Sheriff’s Office Receives $125,000 Grant from ABC
Press Release 07.31.06>>>> The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has received $125,000 as part of the Grant Assistance program from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to assist in fighting drinking related crimes.
Deputies Arrest One Suspect, Seize $45 Million in Marijuana
Press Release 07.28.06>>>>Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Deputies in conjunction with CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting), DEA, DOJ, BNE, UNET (Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team) State Fish and Game, San Benito County Sheriff’s Office and Mid Peninsula Park Rangers arrested 52-year-old Salvador Huitron of San Jose and seized 11,161 Marijuana plants.
Kids in Hot Cars
Press Release 07.21.06>>>As hot weather approaches, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that children, as well as pets, should never be left alone in a hot car.
Armed Bank Robbery
Press Release 07.14.06>>>July 12, 2006 – Cupertino. At approximately 5:57 pm, the Bank of America on 20563 Stevens Creek Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint.
Deputies Catch Wrong Way Driver in Stolen Car
Press Release 07.07.06>>>>July 5, 2006 – San Jose. A Deputy patrolling in the unincorporated East Foothills was in for a surprise when a red Toyota Tercel driving Westbound in the Eastbound lanes of Alum Rock Avenue passed his patrol car.
South County Pipe Thief Caught
Press Release 06.30.06>>> On Tuesday, June 27 deputies responded to what appeared to be a theft in progress of a trailer filled with irrigation pipe from a farm on Monterey Highway. After an initial investigation, Deputies were lead to the Budget Inn on Monterey Highway. Based on the information the Deputies were able to gather, they arrested 41-year-old Roby Galbraith on numerous charges.
Missing Person at Risk
Press Release 06.29.06>>>Asian male adult with the mental capacity of an eight year old missing.
Dead Beat Dad Warrant Sweep a Success
Press Release 06.27.06>>>Over the weekend of June 24 and June 25, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Deputies served numerous warrants to dead beat dads.
Press Release 06.26.06>>>> On June 26 at approximately 6:50 PM, three juveniles/young adults stole a three-foot tall wooden cow from a residence in Los Altos Hills.
Auto Burglary Suspects Caught
Press Release 06.19.06>>>>On June 16 at approximately 1:40 am, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to an in progress auto burglary on Lilac Street in Los Gatos. Residents had spotted two people opening the doors to their car and removing items.
OPERATION: "A Second Chance" - New Court Date for Old Warrants-
New Court Date for Old Warrants. On Thursday, December 1, 2005, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is implementing a special month-long program in which individuals with NON-VIOLENT MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL and TRAFFIC WARRANTS can receive a citation with a new court date, in lieu of being booked into the County Jail.
1972 Homicide Suspect Pleads Guilty
Press Release 06.16.06>>>On June 13, Frank Spencer Harm pleaded guilty to the 1972 murder of Fred Izarelli. Harm pleaded guilty to the maximum sentence (9 years) available at the time of the murder. He is scheduled to be sentence on June 17th.
Happy Face Killer Charged
Press Release 06.14.06>>>>A complaint has been filed in the Santa Clara County Superior Court charging Keith Hunter Jesperson, also known as the “Happy Face” killer, with murder in connection with the death of an unidentified woman whose body was found on a dirt turnout along Highway 152 in unincorporated Santa Clara County in 1993.
Prostitution Ring Busted in Gilroy
Press Release 06.09.06 >>>On June 8 Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Deputies busted a prostitution ring doing business as “New Shape” massage parlor at 9685 Monterey Road in Gilroy.
Drugs and Stolen Guns: a Bad Combo
Press Release 06.08.06>>>On June 7 at approximately 1:40 am, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office deputies made a vehicle enforcement stop in San Martin on a vehicle with expired registration tags.
Missing At Risk Adult
Press Release 06.07.06>>>>On June 6 at approximately midnight, Elizabeth Flores was reported missing by her daughter in law. Flores was last seen at Valley Medical Center located on Bascom Avenue on June 6 at approximately 2 pm. Flores is 72 years old, has Alzheimer’s, Dementia and is considered an “at risk” missing adult.
Click it or Ticket: Final Results
Press Release 06.06.06>>>>The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has concluded another very successful “Click it or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement campaign. The stats for the campaign are as follows:
Deputies Honored for DUI Arrests
On May 23 the Avoid the 13 DUI campaign honored 61 Santa Clara County Law Enforcement Officers at their annual awards ceremony. Press Release 05.26.06>>>>Five Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were honored for their DUI arrests during the Winter 2005-2006 Avoid the 13 DUI campaign.
Bike Thief Caught
Press Release 05.24.06>>>On Monday, May 22, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest in the ongoing case of bike shop burglaries in the Bay Area.
Click it or Ticket: Week One
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has had a very successful first week implementing the annual “Click it or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement campaign. The stats for the first week of the campaign are as follows: • Saratoga – 138 citations • Cupertino – 136 citations • Los Altos Hills – 56 citations
Three Arrested in Assault with Deadly Weapon
Press Release 05.17.06>>>>On May 16 Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested three suspects for allegedly stringing a rope across a roadway, causing severe bodily injury to a passing motorcyclist. Los Gatos residents Donald Bryant, age 62, Donna Olsen, age 46 and Edward Anderson, age 48 were arrested on charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Battery with Serious Bodily Injury.
Press Release 05.16.06>>>The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is looking for new Deputies who can run with responsibility. We're looking for individuals ready to take charge of their lives, and make their community a better place to live.
Santa Clara County Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony
Press Release 05.16.06>>>>On Friday May 19, 2004, at 12:00 p.m., the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office will host the County Memorial Service honoring those brave and heroic peace officers of Santa Clara County, who have given their lives in the line of duty.
Teen Community Police Academy Graduation
Press Release 05.15.06>>>On Tuesday May 16, fourteen teenagers will be graduating from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Teen Community Police Academy. Graduation ceremony will be held at 6 pm at the Cupertino City Offices, located at 10300 Torre Avenue.
Six Men Arrested at Cockfight in Gilroy
Press Release 05.15.06>>>>On Sunday May 14 at approximately 11:25 am, Deputies responded to a cockfight in Gilroy. Upon their arrival, Deputies observed a group of six men around pens known to house fighting roosters.
Burglar Attempts to Shoot Stanford Deputy
Press Release 5.10.06>>>>On Tuesday May 9, at approximately 10:30 pm a commercial burglary occurred at the Stanford Shopping Center. The suspect, 35-year-old Chad McCall fled on a motorized scooter through the Stanford University Campus.
Justice Training Center Open House
Press Release 05.10.06>>>Chief Probation Officer Sheila Mitchell and Sheriff Laurie Smith invite you to attend an Open House for the Santa Clara County Harold Holden Justice Training Center located at 19050 Malaguerra Avenue in Morgan Hill from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2006.
4th Annual Sheriff's Advisory Board's Gala Fundraiser
Press Release 05.09.06>>>The Sheriff's Advisory Board (S.A.B.) is inviting the public to its 4th Annual Gala fundraiser. The event will take place Thursday, May 11, 2006 at the downtown San Jose Marriott Hotel, from 6 pm - 11 pm.
Click It or Ticket
Press Release 5.5.05>>>The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is warning drivers and passengers that deputies will be issuing tickets to persons not wearing seat belts from May 15 through June 04, 2006, including the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The special enforcement period is part of the state’s “Click It or Ticket” seat belt campaign.
Deputies Discover Kidnapped Three Month Old Boy
Press Release 05.02.06>>>On May 2, at approximately 4 am, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Deputies located a three-month-old kidnapped boy in unincorporated Morgan Hill. The baby was in good health and unharmed.
Press Release 04.08.2006>>>>On April 6, 2006 at approximately 1:30 pm a male attempted to kidnap a 16-year-old girl as she was walking in the White Road and Alum Rock area of San Jose.
Homicide in Main Jail
Press Release 04.03.06>>>On April 2, 2006 the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office ruled the suspicious death at the Santa Clara Main Jail a Homicide. The victim, 25-year-old Joseph Boos of San Jose, had multiple traumas on his upper body.
Press Release>>>>On April 1, 2006 a suspicious death occurred at the Santa Clara County Main Jail.
Man Attempts To Lure Two Children Into Car
Press Release>>>On March 29, 2006 at approximately 6:50 a.m., a male attempted to lure two girls, ages 10 and 11, into his car as they walked to a bus stop from their home in Morgan Hill.
Unattended Running Vehicles Easy Targets for Thieves
Press Release March 16, 2006>>>> The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office along with the Santa Clara County Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATTF) would like to remind citizens to not leave running cars unattended.
At Risk Adult Missing
Press Release March 10, 2006>>>> On March 9, 2006 Jo Ann Lynch was reported missing by her husband. Jo Ann was last seen walking away from her residence on 10640 Martinwood Drive in Cupertino. Lynch is 70 years old, has Alzheimer’s and is considered an at-risk missing adult.
Marijuana Clean Up
Press Release March 9, 2006>>>>The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Suppression Team will be performing an environmental clean up of past Marijuana grow sites on March 13-14, 2006.
Reward for “Dinnertime Burglars”
Press Release March 3, 2006>>>> During 2005, the city of Cupertino has experienced a high number of residential burglaries. Many of the victims were of South Asian descent. Typically, the homeowners are away for a short time, generally about two to three hours, on either a Friday or Saturday night. Because of this, these crimes have been dubbed the “dinnertime burglaries.” The suspects usually enter by breaking a locked window or entering through an unlocked door or window.
Sheriff’s Office Plays Ball With San Jose High School
Press Release 02.24.06>>>On February 25, 2006 at approximately 11am, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office along with various other local law enforcement agencies will be making donations of equipment and monies to the schools’ baseball team.
Child Kidnapper Caught
Press Release February 23, 2006>>>On February 21 at 1046 am, suspect Jose Barrales kidnapped an 8-year-old boy from the Bank of America at Camden Plaza, located at 14396 Union Avenue in unincorporated San Jose. Barrales was wearing a Hawaiian shirt and carrying two ukuleles. As the victim was playing with a toy, Barrales came up from behind and put his arm around him in a firm manner.
DEPUTY DELIVERS BABY ON BUSY SAN JOSE STREET
Press Release February 23, 2006>>>>On 02-19-2006, at approximately 10:00 PM, Deputy Ramey of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office initiated a vehicle enforcement stop on South Bascom Avenue near Renova. The driver, Rafael Castro, immediately exited his vehicle and approached Deputy Ramey. Castro told Deputy Ramey that his wife Judith Avila was inside the vehicle, and in labor.
1972 Homicide Suspect Arrested
February 17, 2006>> 1972 Homicide Suspect Arrested The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is pleased to announce that an arrest has been made in a 1972 Monte Sereno Homicide. On February 16, 2006, Frank Spencer Harm (also known as Scott Williams) was arrested for the 1972 murder of Fred Izzarelli. Agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, officers from the Mankato Police Department and Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Investigators arrested Harm without incident at this residence in Mankato, Minnesota.
* MISSING CHILDREN LOCATED *
February 13, 2006 MISSING CHILDREN LOCATED At approximately 3pm on today's date, Erica and Cain Bishop, the two missing children, were located at the Great Mall in Milpitas. Fifty Sheriff's Deputies, San Jose Police Department, Milpitas Police Department and light rail security fanned out throughout the area in search of the missing children. Over one thousand flyers with the children's pictures were printed and distributed at light rail stations, light rail trains and local malls. At approximately 3pm two Sheriff's Deputies located the children inside the Great Mall in Milpitas.
2 CHILDREN MISSING - AT RISK
Press Release: February 13, 2006>>2 CHILDREN MISSING - AT RISK Erica Bishop, age 9, and her brother Cain Bishop, age 8, are missing and considered at risk. They were last seen on February 12, 2006 at approximately 6 pm riding the light rail southbound on Capitol Avenue at Berryessa Avenue, in San Jose.
Sheriff’s Office Bags Groceries to Raise Funds for Special Olympics
February 2, 2006 - On Saturday, February 4th, from 10am-3pm, at Save Mart on White Road in San Jose, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office will be bagging and carrying out groceries to benefit Special Olympics. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is proud to partner with Special Olympics Northern California and Save Mart Foods for this “Bucks for Badges” fundraising event. San Jose and Palo Alto Police Departments will be participating in the event as well.
**Update** Homicide Suspect Caught
**Update** Burbank Homicide On January 31, 2006 the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office apprehended Frank Beech, a suspect in the brutal murder of John Hollman on January 28th, 2006.
January 30, 2006 – On January 28, 2006 at approximately 9 PM, Deputies were dispatched to Valley Medical Center to investigate a possible driving under the influence incident. It was determined that the subject was the victim of a homicide on the 100 block of Topeka Avenue, in San Jose.
Reserve Deputy Saves Heart Attack Victim
Press Release:January 9, 2006>>On 01-02-06 at approximately 12:20 AM, an elderly male experiencing chest pains was driving himself to the hospital. On his way to the hospital, he began feeling worse and remembered seeing several Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office signs pointing towards the South County Substation. The elderly male assumed someone would be at the substation and available to render him medical assistance. The elderly male arrived and realized the substation was closed and no other emergency personnel were in the immediate area to assist him.
Operation: “A Second Chance” Deemed a Huge Success
January 3, 2006 – The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office had over 525 people utilize the “Second Chance” warrant redemption program and over 650 warrants have been cleared. “This program has allowed many people to take care of their outstanding warrants during the Holiday Season” stated Lieutenant James Keith of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Warrants division. “We are very pleased with the results, and will be looking into implementing similar programs in the future.”
Forensic Reconstruction Yields Astonishing Results for Coroner’s Office
December 20, 2005 The Santa Clara County Coroner is responsible for determining the identification of the unidentified deceased. Unfortunately 2% of the unidentified cases annually cannot be identified using standard investigative resources. These cases require a more modern artistic approach to assist in the positive identification, Forensic Reconstruction.
Scoutmaster Pleads No Contest to 9 Felony Sex Charges
Press Release:December 28, 2005>> - GREGORY ALLEN WAGNER, 12/01/62, today pleaded No Contest to nine Felony counts of Sex Offense or Lewd Act Against a Child. Included in the nine count is one count of < 288(b) PC [F] Lewd Act on a child under 14 by use of force >, six counts of < 288(a) PC [F] Lewd Act on a child under 14 >, and two counts of < 288(c)(1) PC [F] Lewd Act on a child under 14, when the suspect is at least 10 years older >. Wagner was charged with committing these crimes on a total of three victims and he entered straight pleas, with no special deals attached to any of the counts.
4 People Die in Small Airplane Crash in Coyote Park
Press Release: December 22, 2005>> On December 21, 2005 at approximately 9 pm, a red and white Cessna 172 with four people onboard crashed in the hills of Coyote Lake Park. Three eyewitnesses described the plane as having engine trouble shortly before it was seen slamming into the rocky hillside just west of the park. The plane was enroute to Fresno from San Martin airport.
SAR Assistant Director Dies At Scene of Plane Crash
Press Release:December 25, 2005>>On December 23, 2005, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SCCSSAR) Assistant Director Doug Mincey collapsed and passed away while attempting to take pictures of a small plane crash site. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team had spent the two previous days searching for and recovering the bodies of four people killed in a small plane crash in the Coyote Reservoir Park in Gilroy, California.
Car Thief Leads Deputy On Deadly Pursuit
On November 9, 2005, at 1:46 A.M., the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office pursued an individual who was driving a stolen vehicle. In the suspects attempts to evade capture for his offences, he lost control of the vehicle and crashed head on into a tree at a high rate of speed.
December 13, 2005: The Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff, in cooperation with the Santa Clara District Attorney's Community Prosecution Unit and the Office of Supervisor Jim Beall, completed a six-month investigation this morning into the sale of drugs in the Buena Vista and Burbank neighborhoods.
FORMER ATTORNEY ARRESTED IN 1993 HOMICIDE
On June 13, 2005, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit orchestrated the arrest of Kirk Bennett, 12/05/50, at his Middleton, Idaho residence, for the 1993 murder of
* * UPDATE * * Gilroy Homicide
On July 5, 2005, an autopsy was performed on Victim Jeffrey Lamarr Garner, WMA, 01/12/80, of Gilroy. It was determined that the Victim died of a head wound caused by a metal pipe to the head.
RATTF Arrest 5 in Two South SJ Neighborhood Chop Shops
On June 28, 2005, the Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATTF) uncovered a “Chop Shop” operating at 1244 Monteagle Drive, San Jose. A second “Chop Shop” was located in the area of Sonata Way and Serenade Way, San Jose.
Man With Knife, Shot
On September 14, 2005, at about 10:43 A.M., Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 800 Block of Terrace Drive for a report of a woman being assaulted with a large knife.
Identity Theft Scam Targets Spanish Speaking
On May 11, 2005, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Suspect #1 ELSA LORENA SOLARES, 12/02/65 and Suspect #2 JOSE SANABRIA, 09/15/58, both of Elk Grove, for two counts each of P.C. 530.5 - Identity Theft, P.C. 484/487 - Grand theft, & P.C. 115 - Perjury.
Another Mountain Lion Spotted in South County
This morning around 8:05 A.M., a resident on the 80 block of Madrone Ave., unincorporated San Jose, called authorities to report a Mountain Lion in his back yard tree. Once Deputies arrived,
Santa Clara County Peace Officer's Memorial Ceremony
On May 20, 2005, at 12:00 p.m., the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office will host the County Memorial Service honoring those brave, heroic peace officers in Santa Clara County, who have given their lives in the line of duty.
News Media - Mountain Lion Workshop
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Wildlife Division will host a 2 ½ hour training session for all interested news media. The training will consist of the Bar Area history of the Mt. Lion, public safety issues,
Night Vision Goggles Rescue Hiker
On March 15, 2005, the Santa Clara County Helicopter Unit, Star 1, was dispatched to assist the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and a CHP Helicopter crew locate a lost hiker, in a remote area east of Highway 1.
Suspect Nan Yang, 05-18-77, is still in the hospital and is expected to survive her self-inflicted wounds. She has been charged with the stabbing death of Victim Birk McCandless and has been booked for P.C. 187 - Murder. On January 11, 2005, Deputies responded
Homestead High Teacher Back in Custody
On March 2, 2005, Homestead High Choir Teacher, BRETT MICHAEL BARTLETT, 06/01/1979, of Campbell, was re-arrested on 4 additional charges: PC 261.5(D) - Unlawful Sexual Intercourse w/minor 16 yrs or younger and the perp is over 21 yrs old-Fel.,
Intruder Killed by Homeowner
On February 5, 2005, at about 1:00 pm, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report that an intruder had been injured at a residence in the 200 block of Claremont Av., in unincorporated East San Jose.
Hecker Pass Homicide
Today is Friday, February 4, 2005. Santa Clara County Sheriff's Detectives are actively investigating the murder of CRYSTAL ANN MORADO of Salinas. Detectives are working on numerous leads on this case.
Man Arrested for Child Molestation
On February 2, 2005, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Detectives arrested a veteran San Jose Police Officer for the sexual abuse of a minor.
Dead Woman Found Near Mt. Madonna
VICTIM Description: HISPANIC FEMALE ADULT, possibly early 30's. Notification Details: A commercial trucker making a west bound run on Hecker Pass Highway
Deputies Talk Instead of Shoot
On Saturday, 01/15/05, at 10:15 A.M., Santa Clara County Deputies were dispatched to Chitactac Adams Heritage County Park in Gilroy, to investigate a man who was armed with a handgun. Upon locating the suspect near Uvas Creek, Deputies asked the suspect to pull his hands out of his pockets.
Coroner Detectives Need Help to Locate Family of Victim
Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying a victim of a tragic News Years Eve accident. Detectives are searching for any family members, friends, co-workers, or acquaintances of:
CUPERTINO SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT
On Saturday, December 18, 2004, The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint located on Stevens Creek Blvd., West of Tantau Ave., in the City of Cupertino, from 7 PM to 3AM. This checkpoint is held in conjunction with the countywide Avoid the 13 campaign.
Saratoga Sobriety Checkpoint Location
On Friday December 17, 2004, from 7 PM to 2 AM, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint located northbound Highway 9, South of Via Colina Dr., in the city of Saratoga. This checkpoint is held in conjunction with the region-wide Avoid the 13 Campaign.
New Scam Near YOU!
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is looking to contact SHON THOMPSON, white male, 42 yrs old, 6’02”, 200 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes, in very good physical condition, for questioning, regarding his personal training business.
Regional Bomb Squad Training Demonstrations
On November 18, 2004, between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office will be receiving training on a new Bomb Squad Robot "ANDROS II" at the Santa Clara Court House located at 1095 Homestead Ave., Near Santa Clara University.
Woman Commits Suicide in Unincorporated Los Gatos
On November 9, 2004, at about 9:00 AM, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the unincorporated area of Los Gatos to a report of a dead woman sitting in her vehicle. Upon investing the incident
Deputies Arrest 5 in South County Burglary Ring
On October 30, 2004, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested the last of five suspects being sought by our office for a string of South County burglaries, forgeries, and receiving stolen property. Suspect Julio Cesar Rodriguez, 02/12/1973,
Suspicious Death in Morgan Hill
On October 6, 2004, at about 9:48 P.M., Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a possible dead body call at Willow Springs Road just west of Hale Road, unincorporated Morgan Hill