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June 14, 2021

Police: Be on alert over increase in bike thefts in Morgan Hill

Police in Morgan Hill are asking residents to remain on alert following an increase in bicycle thefts. Police said May 12 that suspects in recent weeks have been targeting all bikes, but especially high-end mountain bikes as well as electric and hybrid bikes, throughout the...

Man facing charges in Morgan Hill, among others, escapes from Watsonville jail

An inmate at the Rountree Medium Facility on the outskirts of Watsonville, whose list of charges include a DUI in Morgan Hill, escaped May 7, leading to an intensive search that ended with his capture later the same day. Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson...

Morgan Hill man charged with two counts of murder in relation to San Jose collision

An 18-year-old Morgan Hill man is charged with two counts of murder by use of a dangerous weapon—a vehicle—and other felonies in relation to an April 26 traffic collision in which a pair of siblings from San Jose died. The defendant, Roberto Joseph Garcia, driving...

Suspect in highway projectile attacks pleads guilty

Charles Kenneth Lafferty, the Los Banos man accused of shooting projectiles at dozens of motorists on Highways 156 and 101 in 2019, pleaded guilty to 30 felony counts in relation to the incidents, according to prosecutors. Lafferty, 54, entered the guilty plea in Monterey County...

Police blotter: Theft, recklessness, burglary

Petty theft A female suspect is accused of repeatedly stealing and causing disturbances at Dollar Tree, located at Monterey Road and West Dunne Avenue. The latest shoplifting incident was reported 11:42am April 23. Parking violation Police towed two vehicles the morning of April 24 from the parking...

Morgan Hill man cited after ongoing reports of fireworks

Police cited a Morgan Hill man for possession of illegal fireworks after neighbors had been reporting frequent loud explosions in the area for several months, according to authorities. About 8:57pm April 9, a Morgan Hill Police officer was driving in the area of Butterfield Boulevard...

Police blotter: Controlled explosion, parking disturbance

Controlled detonation Police and sheriff’s deputies detonated a relic military ordnance east of Holiday Lake Estates April 14, authorities said. A resident of the area called police to report he had a cannonball that a friend had given him several years ago. The recipient of...

Police blotter: Fireworks, battery, burglary

Fireworks A resident in the area of Cory Drive and San Pedro Avenue was seen igniting fireworks and then entering the home. An officer cited the homeowner for a municipal code violation. The fireworks were reported 8:57pm April 10. Battery A victim was jumped and beaten by...

San Jose PD named in federal lawsuit after officers fatally shot unarmed Gilroy man

The family of David Tovar Jr., an unarmed Gilroy man who was fatally shot by San Jose police in January, is suing the San Jose Police Department. On Wednesday, attorneys Adante Pointer and Patrick Buelna were joined by Tovar's relatives to detail the federal civil...

MHPD increases distracted driving enforcement during April campaign

Morgan Hill Police and other law enforcement agencies in South County, and beyond, are participating in a national campaign to remind drivers about the dangers of texting and distracted driving. The efforts are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “U Drive. U Text....