Sheriff’s blotter: Four arrested in connection with alleged chop shop

 

Paul Canseco, 20, Jonny Canseco, 20, and Hugo Amezcua, no age
given, all of Morgan Hill, and Edgar Gomez Canseco, 22, of Gilroy,
11:08 a.m. Friday, near Kalana and Dougherty avenues in Morgan Hill
after police received a tip about a possible chop shop and located
three stolen vehicles. The suspects and evidence were handed over
to the Regional Auto Theft Task Force.
Sheriff’s arrests

Under the influence of a controlled substance

Amber Caroline Haight, 38, of Morgan Hill, and Brandon Allen Lehnert, 26, of San Martin, 8:34 p.m. Saturday, near Llagas and San Martin avenues in San Martin.

Matthew James Carrell-Wilkerson, 22, of Gilroy, 1:30 a.m. Saturday, near Ninth and Rosanna streets.

Operation of a chop shop

Paul Canseco, 20, Jonny Canseco, 20, and Hugo Amezcua, no age given, all of Morgan Hill, and Edgar Gomez Canseco, 22, of Gilroy, 11:08 a.m. Friday, near Kalana and Dougherty avenues in Morgan Hill after police received a tip about a possible chop shop and located three stolen vehicles. The suspects and evidence were handed over to the Regional Auto Theft Task Force.

Possession of methamphetamine for sale

Benjamin Tovar, 46, of Gilroy, 7:19 a.m. Feb. 23, near Monterey Highway and Lewis Street after deputies pulled him over for a traffic violation and found that he was driving with a suspended license and was in possession of 10 packages of methamphetamine for sale and a methamphetamine pipe.

Other sheriff’s incidents

Recovered stolen vehicle

A 1996 maroon Acura Integra stolen out of Santa Cruz was found near Masten and Columbet avenues, 1:28 p.m. Saturday.

A 2001 maroon GMC Yukon stolen out of Gilroy was found near Dunne Avenue and Finley Ridge in Morgan Hill, 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Burglary

A generator and computer worth $500 were stolen from a foreclosed property on the 4400 block of Casa Loma Road in Morgan Hill, between 2 p.m. Jan. 27 and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18.

Identity theft

The social security number of a man living on the 5400 block of Frazier Lake Road was used to open a cell phone account with T-Mobile in Southern California, between 8 a.m. Dec. 9, 2008, and 11:30 Feb. 24. The victim received a collections letter for unpaid services for $449.22.

Stolen vehicle

A 1940 maroon Lasal sedan, a 1978 blue Jeep Cherokee, a 2005 silver utility trailer and numerous tools worth $3,325 were stolen from a storage garage on the 1600 block of Maple Avenue in Morgan Hill, between 6 p.m. Jan. 23 and 10 p.m. Feb. 24.

Grand theft

Two money orders worth $980 were stolen from a mailbox on the 500 block of Palm Avenue in Morgan Hill and cashed at the Chase Bank in Hollister, between 9 a.m. Feb. 3 and 5 p.m. Feb. 5.

Petty theft

Two trash bins of recyclables worth $160 were stolen from a residence on the 17800 block of Casa Lane in Morgan Hill, between 11 p.m. Feb. 23 and 3 p.m. Feb. 24. Whoever took the bins left about eight footprints in the mud around the window of the victim’s residence.

The license plate of a horse trailer parked on the 1200 block of Renee Court in San Martin was stolen, between 8 a.m. Nov. 16, 2009 and 11 a.m. Feb. 15.

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