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June 15, 2024

Gilroy woman arrested on suspicion of causing $300K in fire damage

A 49-year-old woman with a conviction for arson has been taken into custody in connection with a fire that caused about $300,000 in damage, Gilroy police said May 10. Sonia Garcia, 49, was accused of propping tires against the building in the 7900 block of...

DUI checkpoint scheduled for May 17 in Gilroy

Gilroy Police will conduct a DUI checkpoint next weekend at an undisclosed location within the city limits, according to the Gilroy Police Department. The checkpoint will take place from 7pm May 17 to 1am May 18.  Authorities select DUI checkpoint locations based on data that...

Police urge caution during Bicycle Safety Month

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and Gilroy Police are encouraging everyone to participate safely and reminding drivers to be extra alert for more people pedaling and walking on the roads.  “Everyone deserves to reach their destination safely,” Gilroy Police Sgt. Michael McMahon said. “Unfortunately,...

CDFW names 2023 Wildlife Officer of the Year

Santa Clara County Wildlife Officer Laura Decker was named 2023 Wildlife Officer of the Year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this week. Decker, who is currently based in the CDFW Gilroy office, began her career with CDFW in 2018. In her short...

DA charges two alleged drug dealers in toddler fentanyl death

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has charged two alleged drug dealers with murder in relation to the fentanyl overdose death of 18-month-old Winter Doe. The charges come five months after Winter’s parents, Derek Vaughn Rayo and Kelly Gene Richardson, became the first in...

Santa Clara County DA seeks to resentence death row inmates to life without parole

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is moving to eliminate the county’s death row, looking to sentence the 15 local men still sitting on it to serve life in prison without the chance of parole instead, according to an April 5 press release.  “Judges...

Gilroy Police Blotter: March 2-30

March 2 Someone reported a felony spousal assault at 8am March 2 on the 8200 block of Murray Avenue.  Someone committed felony shoplifting at a property on the 900 block of Renz Lane. The crime was reported 5:56pm March 2.  March 5 Police responded to a report of...

Police say suspect tried to kill man in Hollister robbery

Police arrested a Vallejo woman who fled through multiple cities after she allegedly stole from a victim in Hollister and tried to kill him as she drove away, according to authorities.  About 6:40pm March 18, Hollister Police responded to a report of a woman driving...

Parents rally for school safety after Luigi Aprea incident

Parents of some of the students who attend Luigi Aprea Elementary School took their concerns and frustrations to the Gilroy Unified School District board after a potentially dangerous criminal suspect was allowed to enter the campus late last month.  About 40 parents, grandparents, students and...

Scammers stole nearly $900K from PG&E customers in 2023

Scammers continue to take advantage of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers, and Gilroy residents have been among their most common targets, according to the utility company.  In 2023, PG&E received nearly 43,000 reports from customers who were targeted by scammers impersonating the company,...

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