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January 18, 2022

Suspect arrested for Oct. 12 carjacking

Police arrested a suspect this week who stole a woman’s car at gunpoint in a Morgan Hill shopping center parking lot a few weeks ago, authorities said. The carjacking incident occurred about 11pm Oct. 12, when a female victim was walking to her vehicle in...

DA declines to charge Oct. 30 Gilroy shooting suspect

Santa Clara County prosecutors said Nov. 3 they do not have enough evidence to file charges against Benjamin David Calderon, who Gilroy Police arrested Oct. 30 in relation to a fatal shooting at a city councilmember’s home.  “We have declined to file charges pending further...

18-year-old ID’d as Oct. 30 Gilroy shooting victim

Authorities identified the person who died in the Oct. 30 shooting at a Gilroy city council member’s home as 18-year-old Michael Daniel Zunigas-Macias. Zunigas-Macias was one of four people shot at the home of Rebeca Armendariz during a large outdoor party on the 400 block...

Morgan Hill church pastor accused of molesting children

Morgan Hill Police arrested the pastor of a local church on accusations that he molested multiple children, according to authorities. Carlos Ramos Castrejon, 65, of Hollister, was arrested Oct. 29 on suspicion of 13 counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child younger than...

Morgan Hill Police arrest Sept. 25 shooting suspect

Morgan Hill Police last week arrested a man who is accused of shooting at a vehicle Sept. 25 while traveling in the area of Main and Hale avenues, according to authorities. About 9:47pm Sept. 25, police responded to the area of West Main and Hale...

Gilroy: Police arrest suspect in fatal hit and run

Gilroy Police arrested a man Wednesday they believe was behind the wheel of a car that hit and killed a man who was walking in a crosswalk on Broadway on the morning of Dec. 6, 2020. Police arrested 38-year-old Jose Elias Zuniga, of Gilroy, on...

Former Gilroy educator pleads guilty to cancer fundraising fraud

A former Gilroy educator pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud for soliciting donations from individuals to help her pay for cancer treatments she did not need nor received, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Amanda Christine Riley admitted to purposely deceiving people into thinking she...

Morgan Hill rabbit rescue founder charged with mistreating animals

A Morgan Hill woman who ran a nonprofit rabbit rescue for several years is charged animal cruelty and other crimes in relation to the death of one of the bunnies in her care, and the mistreatment of others, according to authorities. Brenda Andringa, founder of...

CHP: Bay Area highway deaths down in 2020

Traffic deaths on Bay Area highways fell modestly in 2020 from the previous year, reflecting the decline in traffic during the Covid-19 pandemic. Freeway deaths in the nine-county Bay Area dropped 9% from 2019, according to data provided by the California Highway Patrol. Deaths were down...

MHPD seeks witnesses of July 19 shooting

Morgan Hill Police reached out to the public this week in their ongoing investigation into a July 19 shooting homicide. Specifically, officers are looking for witnesses who stopped a vehicle at the crime scene, exited and checked on the victim’s status and left before...