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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Two Gilroy men were arrested last week in Seaside, charged with committing three armed robberies in Monterey County in 24-hour period, according to Seaside police's Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team unit. Izaak Diaz, 24, of Gilroy and Mathew Silva,...
Neighborhoods along Chestnut Street in east Gilroy have been the scene of frequent police calls since long before Steven Juarez died there in police custody Feb. 25. It is also the street where Juarez survived a shooting in 2013,...
Gilroy Police revealed Thursday that 42-year-old Steven Juarez had suspected methamphetamine in his possession when he died in a struggle with officers on Feb. 25. Gilroy Police Sgt. Jason Smith also said the man had an active arrest warrant at...
Steven Abraham Juarez, a longtime Gilroy resident with deep ties to the area who died after a struggle with police on Feb. 25, will be remembered as a loyal friend and family member with a good sense of humor...
Family and friends identified the 42-year-old Gilroy man who died Feb. 25 after a struggle with Gilroy police as Steven Juarez, a longtime local resident who was well-known by friends and relatives in town. Just after 6pm Wednesday, Gilroy Police...
Four people—including a 6-year-old child and an adult bicyclist—were killed in separate traffic accidents in San Benito and Santa Clara counties in less than a week, according to the California Highway Patrol. Two of the accidents occurred Sunday, Feb. 25...
Police are warning citizens of a new “virtual kidnapping scam” in which a caller or callers have attempted to extract ransom money from unsuspecting local victims in recent days. The Hollister Police Department detailed one attempt at this scam in...
“Frosty” Allmond, charged in the Jan. 6 stabbing of Pinocchio’s pizza restaurant owner Sal Oliveri, has a long history of homelessness, drug abuse—and knife attacks, according to authorities in several states. “Frosty’s” full name is Marcus Anthony Allmond. In ancient...
When a graffiti tagger strikes—such as the two who tagged the Gilroy Dispatch office around 5 pm on Tuesday with a crude pink stamp—grime fighters with the Gilroy Wipe Out Watch Anti-Graffiti Program spring into action to erase what...
This year marks the 40th year in business in Gilroy for Sal Oliveri, owner of Pinnochio’s Pizza. It’s a year he will never forget. The year began with him nearly losing his life defending his family from a knife-wielding homeless man....

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