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September 22, 2020

Five more Garlic Fest claims filed against city of Gilroy

Five more victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting—including the family of Keyla Salazar—have filed claims for damages against the city for death, injuries and other trauma suffered as a result of the incident.

Police blotter: Theft, stolen vehicles

Auto burglary A thief or thieves broke into a white Lexus parked at Starbucks, 251 Vineyard Town Center. Stolen from the vehicle were an IBM tablet and a backpack. The crime was reported 5:57am May 24.

Police ID victims of Ford Store shooting

Brian Light and Xavier Souto, both Ford Store Morgan Hill employees, were shot and killed by a gun-wielding suspect at the auto dealership June 25.

Predicting crime: It’s a science

It’s only been a week since Morgan Hill police implemented new crime mapping and prediction software, and officers have already arrested at least six people on suspicion of various crimes, authorities said.

Former SJ cop D’Arrigo’s sentencing for sex crimes Friday

The sentencing of the former San Jose policer officer from Gilroy who pleaded no contest to two counts of unlawful sexual contact with two teen boys is slated for Friday.

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.

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.

Palsgrove named interim police chief

Morgan Hill’s city manager has named Police Capt. Shane Palsgrove as the department’s interim chief, starting April 4.

MHPD crime analysis goes high-tech

Crime analysis just got more high-tech in Morgan Hill, as the city is one of the first in Santa Clara County to implement new predictive policing software that allows law enforcement to identify and focus resources on geographical “hotspots” where patterns of crime have occurred.

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.