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April 12, 2024

Police to crack down on New Year’s Eve fireworks

As 2020 comes to a close Thursday evening, Morgan Hill Police will be enforcing a local “zero tolerance” policy on illegal fireworks in the city limits.

San Martin man dies in May 15 traffic crash

­A 69-year-old San Martin man died and four others were hospitalized as a result of a traffic collision in Morgan Hill Sunday afternoon, according to police. Investigators think the driver who hit the fatal victim’s truck was impaired by drugs or alcohol. About 12:50pm May...

Police arrest mail theft suspect

Police arrested a San Jose man after he was seen stealing mail from a Morgan Hill apartment complex, according to authorities. About 10:20pm May 10, Morgan Hill Police responded to Jasmine Square Apartments at 16530 Monterey Road, on reports of a male suspect breaking into...

Murder suspect arrested in Morgan Hill

Police said May 15 that an 18-year-old suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting death last month of a 41-year-old man in South San Jose. The shooting was reported about 1:40pm April 19 in the 1000 block of Blossom River Drive, where officers...

MHPD proposes city’s first concealed weapon licensing program

For the first time, the Morgan Hill Police Department may soon have a program in place to process and issue permits for local residents to carry concealed firearms.  MHPD officers and city staff have been working on the local CCW licensing program after a 2022...

Board of supervisors votes no confidence for sheriff

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian asked his colleagues to sincerely reflect and answer this question: “Does our board believe it can have confidence in the administration of the sheriff's department by current incumbent Sheriff Laurie Smith?” The answer, through an unanimous vote by the...

Suspects arrested in two Morgan Hill murder cases

Police in Morgan Hill say they have solved two murder cases that occurred in 2020 and 2021, the department announced on Nov. 1.  On May 29, 2020, Michael Duran, 18, was driving north on Butterfield Boulevard near Fisher Avenue when he was shot and killed...

SJ officer, already facing gun charges, arrested for child pornography

A San Jose civilian community service officer, arrested last month on suspicion of gun crimes charges, was arrested again this week for possession of child pornography, according to San Jose police. Police on Nov. 4 said Denis Shevchenko, 40, of Gilroy, a non-sworn civilian community...

Firefighters: Leave the fireworks to the pros

Fire agencies throughout Santa Clara County are urging the public to leave the fireworks to the professionals to avoid injury and fire as the Fourth of July approaches. Nationally, illegal fireworks cause more than 10,000 emergency room-treated injuries each year, according to the U.S. Consumer...

Former GOP candidate for 30th district convicted of election fraud

Neil Kitchens—a Prunedale resident who ran unsuccessfully against Robert Rivas in the 2018 race for state assembly—pleaded guilty to felony election fraud on election day 2020, according to authorities.