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