Hearing continued for man accused of stealing police car

Kenneth Michael Aguero, 31

A Gilroy man who is accused of stealing a police cruiser and
provoking police into shooting at him in defense will not make a
plea until March 30.
A Gilroy man who is accused of stealing a police cruiser and provoking police into shooting at him in defense will not make a plea until March 30.

Kenneth Michael Aguero, 31, allegedly stole a police cruiser and tried to steal police guns on Jan. 24 after causing a disturbance at Marx Towing, 5757 Obata Way, in southeast Gilroy. Police unsuccessfully tried to detain him with pepper spray, shots from electronic stun guns, and police baton hits, but were unsuccessful, police said. In addition, a Gilroy police sergeant and officer fired their guns at the police car Aguero stole, police said. Police finally arrested him with the help of a police dog.

Aguero faces felony charges of attempted theft or unauthorized use of a vehicle, theft or unauthorized use of a police or fire vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting or deterring arrest and interfering with an animal used by police. He was in court Thursday for a plea hearing, but the judge continued it until March 30.

Read more about the chaotic night that led to Aguero’s charges and his previous appearances in court:

Police shoot at, use dog to arrest man who stole police vehicle

Two officers on routine leave after chaotic shooting, arrest

Police: Assailant had ‘1,000-yard stare’

Alleged police car thief’s bail at $500K

Alleged police assailant holds off on plea

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