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September 24, 2021

Board of supervisors votes no confidence for sheriff

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian asked his colleagues to sincerely reflect and answer this question: “Does our board believe it can have confidence in the administration of the sheriff's department by current incumbent Sheriff Laurie Smith?” The answer, through an unanimous vote by the...

Police blotter, Aug. 23-29, 2021: Petty theft and burglaries

Aug. 23 • A suspect was arrested for DUI on West Eighth and Eigleberry streets at 1am. • Petty theft was reported on the 5900 block of Rossi Lane at 10am. • A vehicle was stolen on the 5900 block of Obata Way and first block of...

Supervisors to consider no-confidence vote on sheriff

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution declaring no confidence in County Sheriff Laurie Smith at its next meeting Tuesday. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo called for Smith's resignation Aug. 16 over allegations of poor jail management, lack of transparency and...

Police blotter, Aug. 16-22, 2021: Stolen vehicles and burglaries

Aug. 16 • Police responded to a report of an assault on the 9400 block of No Name Uno at 2am. • A vehicle was stolen on the 200 block of Farrell Avenue and first block of Fourth Street. • Vandalism was reported on the 7500 block...

Santa Clara County asks state, feds to investigate sheriff

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Aug. 17 voted unanimously to ask the U.S. Justice Department, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the county civil grand jury and its own county counsel to investigate Sheriff Laurie Smith, her department and the county jail for...

Police blotter, Aug. 9-15, 2021: Rash of thefts

Aug. 9 • A sexual offense involving a child was reported on the 6100 block of Monterey Street at 3am. • A vehicle was stolen on the 6900 block of Church Street and 9100 block of Church Street. • Grand theft was reported on the 8500 block...

County reports ‘surge’ in fentanyl overdoses

Law enforcement authorities are warning the public about the dangers of fentanyl after a surge of overdoses on the powerful opioid drug in recent weeks. That surge includes seven deaths among homeless residents in San Jose in the last three weeks, and a fatal Aug....

Police blotter, Aug. 2-6, 2021: Assault, crashes around the city

Aug. 2 • A suspect was arrested for DUI on Forest and Lewis streets at midnight. • An assault was reported on the 100 block of Lewis Street at 4am and 6900 block of Automall Parkway at noon. • An assault was reported on the 300 block...

Police blotter, July 26-30, 2021: Vehicles stolen around Gilroy

July 26 • A drunk in public call was made on the 200 block of East Tenth Street at 1am. • A business was burglarized on the 600 block of Leavesley Road. • A vehicle was stolen on the 9100 block of Avezan Way and 8100 block...

Police blotter, July 19-25, 2021: Traffic collisions, hit-and-run cases

July 19 • Assault was reported on the 500 block of East Seventh Street at 2am. • Someone stole a vehicle on the 6600 block of Automall Parkway. • A hit-and-run collision occurred on East Tenth Street and Automall Parkway. • Petty theft was reported on the 900...