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January 27, 2021

Drive-by shooting victim now a suspect in unrelated violent crime spree

In yet another bizarre twist in the ongoing attempt to bring five suspects to trial following the 2011 drive-by shooting that killed 14-year-old Tara Romero, the attorney for one of the suspects had to recuse himself from the case Friday because his office is representing a victim of that shooting who is now a suspect in an unrelated violent crime spree that happened earlier this year in San Jose. 

Youth crime task force wants to hear from you

To squelch youth crime in Gilroy, community leaders are seeking input from residents about the types of crime juveniles are getting into in their neighborhoods, and what can be done about the problem.  

Crime briefs: Man rejected for date, attacks woman

Police responded to several incidents this week involving drunk driving, car theft, robbery and assault. Here are a few of those incidents:

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.

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.

Sentencing Weds. for former SJ cop accused of sex crimes

Barring anymore surprise sentencing delays – there have been two already in the last three months – the fate of a former San Jose police officer from Gilroy charged with illegal sexual contact with two teen boys will be determined Wednesday.

Former SJ cop’s sentencing for sex crimes delayed

The sentencing date for a former San Jose police officer from Gilroy charged with illegal sexual contact with two teen boys has been moved from April 30 to May 7.

Crime, behavior experts weigh in on Sierra kidnapping scenarios

Two renowned experts who have spent their entire careers profiling violent, shady criminals and analyzing human behavior say that Sierra LaMar’s likely kidnapper – or kidnappers – probably stalked the missing teen before grabbing her from the street outside her home, and the victim’s personality is the polar opposite of her captor’s - an attribute that could end up saving her life. 

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.