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Family offers reward for information on death of Gilroy man

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the 2016 death of a Gilroy man whose body was found in a Fresno County canal. Vidal Zepeda, 39, was found dead on Feb. 22, 2016 in the California Aqueduct at West...

Gilroy Police blotter: Feb. 16-19

Feb. 16 A stolen vehicle was recovered on the 87000 block of Murray Avenue, about 6:47pm Feb. 16.  A suspicious vehicle was reported on the 300 block of Tomkins Court, about 9:56am Feb. 16. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.  Someone reported fraudulent activity at 5:32pm...

Morgan Hill man charged with swindling $2.4M from victims

Prosecutors in Santa Clara County are charging a Morgan Hill man with multiple counts of fraud-related crimes after he allegedly befriended people only to swindle them.   Sayed Faquiryan, 45, is charged with grand theft, securities fraud, identity theft, passing bad checks and filing a false...

Lawsuit filed by MH resident challenges county’s ‘Domestic Violence Protocol’

It was a Valentine’s Day from hell. According to a complaint filed Feb. 9 in federal court, Tom Mosgrove spent Valentine’s Day in 2022 in Santa Clara County jail after his then-wife called the police and reported that he pushed her into a closet and...

Suspect in Gilroy bank robbery arrested in Garden Grove

Police on Feb. 7 said that a man arrested on suspicion of robbing a Salinas bank earlier in the week also allegedly robbed a bank in Gilroy. With assistance from Gilroy Police detectives, authorities in southern California caught up with the suspect Feb. 6...

Christopher High vandalized with hate-filled graffiti

Three people broke into a building at Christopher High School in Gilroy late Monday night and wrote “hate graffiti” on the walls, according to police.  The suspects also ransacked several classrooms in the incident that occurred about 11:40pm Feb. 5, says a press release from...

Suspect arrested in relation to South County shooting

A suspect wanted for allegedly shooting at a process server over the weekend in Santa Clara County was arrested on Feb. 1, authorities said. Christopher Croul, 64, was taken into custody without incident in Morgan Hill but no other details were released about how investigators...

15 sentenced in Santa Clara County for health insurance scam

Fifteen people accused of running a massive statewide insurance scam that cost their victims about $40 million were sentenced Jan. 30 in what is regarded as the largest medical fraud case ever prosecuted in Santa Clara County, prosecutors said. Seven of them were sentenced to...

Gilroy Police blotter, Jan. 23-28, 2024

Jan. 23 • A vehicle was reported stolen on the 8100 block of Kern Avenue. • A business was reportedly burglarized on the 6800 block of Camino Arroyo. • Grand theft was reported on the 8300 block of Arroyo Circle. Jan. 24 • A vehicle was reported stolen on...

Sheriff: Armed, dangerous suspect at large in South County

A man who allegedly tried to shoot a process server at his residence is at large as police attempt to locate him, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said Jan. 28.  At about 11:15am Jan. 27, deputies were sent to the 6000 block of Mount...

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