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October 27, 2020

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Police catch suspects in possession of stolen cars

This week, police responded to several incidents of stolen cars, burglaries and assaults. Here are a few of those incidents: 

Police briefs: Man breaks arcade game to steal quarters

An unknown suspect threw a rock into the front glass door at Straw Hat Pizza on First Street and broke an arcade game to steal quarters. Officers discovered the burglary at 7 a.m. on Sept. 3. Quarters were all over the restaurant's floor. Nothing else appeared to be damaged or missing, said Police Sgt. Chad Gallacinao.

Smile, you’re on cop camera

Arrests in Gilroy may soon be accompanied by an electronic “third eye” that objectively monitors the scene, keeping recorded tabs on the actions of the suspect, as well as the officers on the job.

Gilroy man arrested for molesting young girls

Constantino Garcia, 59 of Gilroy, was arrested in his home at 5:50 a.m. on Aug. 19 on the 1100 block of Driftwood Terrace for five counts of lewd and lascivious acts on three young children.

Subway sandwich shop robbed at gunpoint Thursday night

At 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 23, Subway on Welburn Avenue was robbed by gunpoint when a man entered the restaurant and pointed a handgun at employees, demanding they give him all the money in the register.

Suspect ID’d in Sobrato apartment murder

The suspect in the July 22 murder of a 21-year-old man at Sobrato Transitional Apartments on Monterey Street is “actively avoiding” police contact – and because police have not obtained the handgun used in the shooting, he is considered armed and dangerous.

Shooting on Westwood Drive Saturday night

Someone fired a shot at an unknown victim inside a car on the 8100 block of Westwood Drive at 7:06 p.m. on Aug. 25. 

Fighting over what to do with River

As River, the terrier mix that was rescued from Uvas Creek with a brick tied to its hind legs earlier this month, waits to be adopted, the Gilroy Police Department and the Humane Society of the Central Coast are in a tussle over who should handle River’s adoption and investigation.

Adoption process on hold for abused dog found in creek

More than a week after River, a honey-colored terrier mix, was rescued by a Gilroy man from Uvas Creek with a brick tied to its hind legs, the Humane Society and the Gilroy Police Department are at odds about how, and when, the little dog should be adopted. 

‘Lucky Seven’ targets teen vandals

Repeat taggers beware: You may be getting away with vandalizing community property now, but know that your photo might be plastered all over the Gilroy Police Department. In a very literal sense, police have got their eye on you.