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September 22, 2020

Suspected ‘Boogaloo boy’ back in court Oct. 5

Gilroy resident Alan Viarengo, who is accused of repeatedly threatening Santa Clara County’s public health officer over Covid-19 policies, did not enter a plea at a Sept. 1 hearing at the San Jose Hall of Justice.

Gilroy man accused of ‘Boogaloo’ affiliation

Gilroy resident Alan Viarengo, who taught math at Gavilan College for nearly 20 years, was arrested last week on suspicion of stalking and threatening Santa Clara County’s public health officer, and police say he has ties to the anti-government domestic terrorist group known as “Boogaloo.”

CCW defendants seek to disqualify DA

Four defendants in an alleged CCW bribery scheme have filed a motion to take Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen off the case.

Sheriff pleads the Fifth in CCW testimony

Santa Clara County’s elected sheriff and the department’s second-in-command invoked their right against self-incrimination instead of answering questions from prosecutors before a criminal grand jury earlier this month.

Wasserman cites memory problems in CCW testimony

Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman’s testimony to a criminal grand jury last month, transcripts reveal, was characterized by long, rambling answers and frequent references to his poor memory.

Police blotter: Shelter in place, stolen Glock

Someone broke into a silver Kia Optima parked on Larkspur Loop and stole a Glock handgun from the glove box.

Man arrested in Gilroy murder

A man was arrested Aug. 18 on suspicion of killing his girlfriend in Gilroy the day before. According to Gilroy Police, on Aug. 17 at 6am, officers responded to the 7700 block of Murray Avenue on the report of...

DA: Captain falsified Wasserman’s CCW paperwork

One of 10 felony counts in a grand jury indictment announced Aug. 7 claims that Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Capt. James Jensen falsified information on a firearms proficiency form for a concealed weapons permit for Supervisor Mike Wasserman.

Four charged in probe of sheriff’s office

Two local attorneys, an elite gun specialist and a senior member of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith’s command staff will face charges in connection with an investigation into the issuance of concealed weapons permits.

Police blotter: Grand theft, burglary

A dirt bike was stolen from the backyard of a home on Heidi Court, and the vehicle’s owner saw a neighbor washing the bike outside their home the next day.