Police Briefs: Sheriff’s say Sierra LaMar’s Facebook post a hoax

A Facebook post by someone posing as Sierra LaMar asking to “please call police he’s coming back” and listing a Saratoga address, has been ruled a hoax by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department.
The post appeared to be a screenshot from Facebook then posted on the photo sharing cell phone app Instagram sometime late Monday – causing distress among many teens who follow Sierra on social media sites.
Sierra, a Fremont native who lives with her mother in Morgan Hill, has been missing since March 16. Police have suspect Antolin Garcia Torres in custody and believe he is responsible for her kidnapping and murder. Sierra’s body has not been found.
Sierra’s Twitter account – often used by the 15-year-old Sobrato High School student previous to March 16 – was hacked into after her disappearance, and several fake social media profiles have been created under her guise.
The address posted in Saratoga is nearby Saratoga High School on Reid Lane.

Fossil store burglarized
On June 14 at 12:03 a.m., an unknown suspect broke the window to the front door of Fossil in the Gilroy Premium Outlets, and stole multiple watches. An alarm went off, and when police arrived, the suspect had already fled, said Gilroy Police Sgt. Chad Gallacinao.
DUI, and drug possession
Police pulled over Pedro Magana, 24, for running a stop sign in a gray 2005 Nissan Altima and arrested Magana for driving under the influence and with a suspended driver’s license. His passenger, 26-year-old Adam Guerrero, was allegedly found with 20 grams of marijuana, four grams of cocaine, multiple cell phones, $540 in cash as well as other drug paraphernalia, and arrested for possession of controlled substances for sale. Both arrestees were taken to Santa Clara County Jail.

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