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July 30, 2021

MHPD to install fixed license plate cameras throughout town

The Morgan Hill Police Department is installing 25 fixed automated license plate reading cameras throughout town that will alert officers to stolen or wanted vehicles in real time, and help authorities identify suspects in recent crimes, according to MHPD. The cameras will be installed for...

Jewelry store fight between brothers turned deadly, report states

The owner of a Gilroy jewelry store shot and killed his brother during an altercation between the two men inside the business on June 24, according to a report by a Gilroy Police detective. The suspect’s attorney, however, said he was acting in self-defense to...

State data reveals rise in hate crimes in 2020

2020 wasn't just about one deadly virus for some. Across California, Asian Americans and other minority groups also faced an epidemic of hate, as revealed by the state's Department of Justice in a specialized report Wednesday.  Attorney General Rob Bonta presented a report on anti-Asian...

Police blotter: Spousal abuse, disturbances

Disturbance Police responded to a disturbance on Crest Avenue at 11:24am June 14. A disturbance was reported on Railroad Avenue, 3:45pm June 15. Battery A battery was reported on Garden Way in Morgan Hill, 10:04am June 14. Petty theft Police responded to a report of petty theft at a store...

Jewelry store owner suspected in Gilroy homicide

The owner of a Gilroy jewelry store shot and killed a man he knew inside the business on June 24, according to new information released by the Gilroy Police Department. According to police, at about 1pm, officers responded to Littlejohn’s Fine Jewelry on the 8200...

MHPD has ‘zero tolerance’ for illegal fireworks

With the Independence Day holiday approaching, the Morgan Hill Police Department is warning residents that authorities have “zero tolerance” for illegal fireworks. “As we begin to emerge from the pandemic and rotate back to a normal lifestyle, we are all excited about celebrating Independence Day...

Animal cruelty suspect ordered to mental health court

A Morgan Hill woman who is accused of felony animal abuse was scheduled to attend mental health treatment court this week, according to authorities. The June 15 hearing for Ava Geddes in Santa Clara County’s mental health treatment court was not public. Her next public...

Coroner identifies victims of VTA shooting

The toll of fatalities in the mass shooting at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority maintenance yard in San Jose rose to nine late Wednesday night.    Alex Ward Fritch, 49, who had been in critical condition since being taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center...

Multiple casualties reported in shooting at San Jose VTA facility

UPDATE 11am: The suspect was identified by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Russell Davis as a Valley Transportation Authority employee, who opened fire at the light rail yard in San Jose at the start of a union meeting. Davis said nine people were killed, including...

Teens arrested in relation to January homicide

Police arrested two teenagers May 25 suspected in the “random and unprovoked” murder of a Gilroy man in January. During a joint operation involving area law enforcement agencies, police arrested two male suspects, ages 15 and 16, after serving multiple search warrants in Gilroy, San...