Unknown suspects broke into a vehicle on the 8900 block of Taos
Way by breaking the locked rear sliding window latch between 12 and
6 a.m. March 19. They removed the car stereo and the garage door
remote then used the remote to enter the garage and the house. They
stole video games from inside the house and the keys to two
vehicles, an Audi and a Volkswagen Jetta. Then they made off with
the two cars.
Man wraps belt around 3-year-old son’s neck
A 28-year-old man on the 8500 block of Church Street allegedly grabbed his 3-year-old son, wrapped a belt around his neck and threatened to kill him if his wife did not retrieve an item from their vehicle about 12:30 a.m. March 20. The man and his wife previously had been fighting, hitting each other with belts and hands. However, neither the woman nor the child had visible injuries. Police arrested the man at 8:30 a.m. on charges of battery on a significant other, child endangerment and threatening someone with death or great bodily harm.
Burglars use victim’s cars to burglarize house
Unknown suspects broke into a vehicle on the 8900 block of Taos Way by breaking the locked rear sliding window latch between 12 and 6 a.m. March 19. They removed the car stereo and the garage door remote then used the remote to enter the garage and the house. They stole video games from inside the house and the keys to two vehicles, an Audi and a Volkswagen Jetta. Then they made off with the two cars.
Man arrested with four bags of heroin
Jose Isabel Tadeo, 53, of Gilroy, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale after police allegedly found him in possession of four bindles of heroin and $91, 4:32 p.m. March 20. Tadeo was sitting on a bench on the 100 block of Fifth Street when he was arrested, police said.
Man becomes angry during arrest, spits on officer
Christopher Jacobs, 22, of Gilroy was arrested in an alleyway west of Carmel Street between El Toro Drive and La Sierra Way at about 10:38 a.m. Saturday after he threatened an officer and spat at him while in custody. Police saw Jacobs looking over a fence after receiving a report about him and they said he smelled strongly of marijuana. Police said they found a folding knife clipped to his pants pocket while searching him. He became upset afterward and twisted his body and pulled away, police said. He allegedly refused to obey an officer’s commands to get on the ground, so police used an electronic stun gun to subdue him. He was booked for marijuana possession; resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer; threatening an officer; and assault on a peace officer.
Downtown vandals nabbed
Police arrested two 17-year-old boys who tagged a building at Sixth and Monterey streets early March 21. Someone reported to police at 12:21 a.m. that they had seen people on the roof of the building. Police cars showed up in front of business and behind it, and they found one of the youths with graffiti tools on the roof of the building. There was fresh graffiti on the walls. Both youths who had committed the vandalism admitted to it, police said. They were both arrested on charges of graffiti vandalism and possession of graffiti implements, and one of them faced an additional charge because of graffiti violations in the past.
Two arrests at homeless encampment
Two residents at the so-called Bamboo Village homeless encampment near Santa Teresa Boulevard and Third Street were arrested. Kenneth Wickholm, 56, was cited at 11:49 a.m. March 20 for an illegal fire at the encampment, and Roberto Lopez, 40, was arrested and released March 19 for illegal lodging.