MH police briefs: Corvette vs. Wal-Mart injures two

A Chevrolet Corvette crashed into Walmart at Cochrane Plaza in

An elderly man police think suffered a medical condition crashed
his Corvette into a Walmart superstore.
Corvette versus Walmart injures two

An elderly man police think suffered a medical condition crashed his Corvette into a Walmart superstore.

Carl Sloan, 75 of Morgan Hill was driving his black 2007 Chevrolet Corvette through the Walmart parking lot at 170 Cochrane Plaza Monday when the car suddenly accelerated about 10:43 a.m., crashing into the front of the building near the gardening department side, according to Morgan Hill Police Cpl. Rod Krewson.

Sloan and his passenger, Tennie Denise, 58 of Morgan Hill, were trapped in the vehicle as Corvette’s front end was suspended in the air, resting on a row of shopping carts, Krewson said.

Both the driver and passenger were transported to Santa Teresa Hospital with complaints of pain, Krewson said.

Little damage was suffered by Walmart, though the Corvette suffered “moderate to major” damage in the accident, Krewson said.

Police do not know how fast the car was going when it collided with Walmart.

Car jacking suspects at large

Police are looking for two 20-year-old males who allegedly held up a man at knife-point and stole his truck.

The two Hispanic males approached a man who was working outside the Safeway grocery store at 235 Tennant Station, about 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. Jerry Neumayer said.

The duo told the man, who was pressure washing the sidewalks, to give them his money and his car keys, Neumayer said. The victim told the two suspects, one who was brandishing a pocket knife, that his keys were already inside his vehicle, a white 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.

The suspects entered the truck and fled north on Church Street, and the victim called police, Neumayer said. As police approached the area, the suspects stopped and ditched the stolen vehicle on Church Street, just north of East Edmundson Avenue.

Police searched the area with search dogs until about 4 a.m. but were unable to locate either of them, Neumayer said.

Both suspects are described as Hispanic, and about 20 years old. One is about 6 feet tall with a thin build and wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. The other is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 155 pounds.

Two-car collision under investigation

Police think the 16-year-old driver of a Honda Accord ran a stop sign just before colliding with a Chrysler van Monday.

The drivers of both cars were sent to Saint Louise Regional Hospital, and the Honda’s passengers fled the scene on foot before police arrived, Morgan Hill Police Cpl. Rod Krewson said.

The collision took place 12:36 p.m. at the intersection of West Dunne and Barnell avenues, Krewson said. The Chrysler, driven by Mary Van Keulen, 55 of Morgan Hill, was traveling east on West Dunne Avenue.

The Honda, driven by a Morgan Hill 16-year-old, was traveling north on Barnell Avenue when the car ran a stop sign and struck the van, Krewson said.

Van Keulen was taken to the hospital with a complaint of pain. The teenager suffered a bump on the right side of his head and was also transported to the hospital.

The accident is still under investigation, as police attempt to determine why a number of passengers in the Honda ran away on foot before police arrived.

Doctor reports domestic violence injuries

A woman who visited her doctor for injuries allegedly suffered in a domestic violence incident declined to identify her attacker, police said.

The doctor at a Gilroy Kaiser office called police to report the incident Sept. 30, police said. Police think the crime happened Sept. 27 at the Quality Inn, 16525 Condit Road in Morgan Hill.

The woman checked in at her doctor’s office with injuries from a punch to the head, including mild redness, dizziness and a complaint of pain, Morgan Hill Sgt. Jerry Neumayer said. She also suffered a bruise on her left upper arm.

The victim declined to tell her doctor the name of the man who had hit her, police said.

When a Morgan Hill officer responded to the doctor’s office, but the patient was already gone, Neumayer said. Police attempted to contact her at her home in Gilroy without success, and she had already checked out of the Quality Inn by the time officers inquired about her there.

Child shot by B.B. gun

A 6-year-old boy arrived at the hospital with a B.B.-gunshot wound to his lip, and doctors reported the potential neglect incident to police.

The incident is still under investigation to determine if child endangerment or related charges are in order, Morgan Hill Police Sgt. Jerry Neumayer said.

Police received a call from Saint Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy about 5:30 p.m. Sunday reporting the injury.

The boy and his 7-year-old brother were playing outside their Morgan Hill home when they found a B.B.-gun pistol in the backyard, Neumayer said. Police think the gun belonged to the boys’ father.

The younger child ended up being shot in the lip, and was taken to the hospital by a relative, Neumayer said. When the boy arrived at the hospital, the pellet from the gun was still stuck inside his lip. The projectile was removed and the boy received stitches and was released.

The children were being watched by a grandparent when the incident happened, Neumayer said.

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