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January 17, 2020

End-of-summer DUI crackdown

From 7pm to 2am Aug. 30, the police department will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed intersection within the city limits.

Sheriff: Suspect trafficked Gilroy woman

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Watsonville man who is accused of trafficking a young Gilroy woman for sex, and assaulting her on multiple occasions over the last five years, according to authorities.

Safety at ‘forefront’ for local public events

With the tragic Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting still fresh in South County residents’ minds, local police and event promoters are looking into enhancing their efforts to ensure crowd safety at public gatherings—events that many consider a summertime staple of Morgan Hill and surrounding communities.

FBI investigates festival shooting as terrorism

The Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a domestic terrorism investigation into the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, officials announced Tuesday.

Police name ‘hero’ officers

Eric Cryar, Hugo Del Moral and Robert Basuino are the Gilroy police officers hailed as heroes for shooting and killing the gunman who murdered three people and injured more than a dozen others at the Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28.

Police blotter: Theft, burglary, fraud

Police arrested a man who had multiple warrants after responding to a report of a domestic dispute.

Kitchens returns to court in August

The July 16 preliminary hearing for Neil Kitchens, a former Republican candidate for state assembly District 30 accused of five felonies related to voter fraud and forgery, has been delayed until mid-August.

MHPD investigates repeated Ulta burglaries

Police are looking for a group of suspects who have stolen at least $24,000 worth of beauty supplies from the Ulta store in Morgan Hill over the last six months.

Car burglary attempt foiled

Two suspects attempted to burglarize a vehicle near Cochrane Road Wednesday night, but ran away when they realized the car’s owner was inside, according to police.

Local serial rapist sentenced to 390 years

A convicted serial rapist and former Morgan Hill resident was sentenced to more than 300 years in prison for sexually assaulting six women in the South Bay.