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August 13, 2022

DA: Former UFC champ tried to kill child molestation suspect

Authorities confirmed Wednesday that former UFC fighter Cain Velasquez is suspected of trying to shoot and kill a man accused of molesting a close family member of Velasquez’s in a Feb. 28 incident on the streets of Morgan Hill and San Jose. Velasquez, 39, of...

Gilroy resident Cain Velasquez accused in San Jose shooting

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was arrested after he allegedly shot a man near an intersection north of Morgan Hill Feb. 28, according to authorities. San Jose Police reported on social media Tuesday morning that Velasquez had been booked at the Santa Clara County...

Gilroy woman sentenced to jail for role in U.S. Capitol breach

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., sentenced Mariposa Castro, of Gilroy, to 45 days in jail Feb. 23 for her participation in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Castro, also known as Imelda Castro, was also ordered to pay a $5,000...

Judge won’t seal testimony in Santa Clara County Sheriff’s case

A San Mateo County judge has refused to seal a portion of civil grand jury testimony in a public corruption case against Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith. Judge Nancy Fineman denied a motion on Feb. 22 to seal testimony given by insurance broker Harpreet...

Morgan Hill man among three accused of making ghost guns

Authorities arrested three people—including a Morgan Hill man—for running a “sophisticated” ghost gun manufacturing enterprise that sold illegal firearms to criminals, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. Joseph Cahoon, 31, of Morgan Hill, Jack Mahon, 38, of San Jose, and Amanda Bazzani,...

Gilroy man arrested for child molestation

A Gilroy man who works as an instructional aide at Christopher High School was arrested for child molestation Feb. 12, but police say the charges were not related to his employment. Roy Darr, 51, was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on charges of penetration...

Santa Clara County judge orders Firestone to pay $4M

A $4 million settlement was reached between Firestone Complete Auto Care and prosecutors in 29 counties over allegations that Firestone disposed of hazardous waste unlawfully in California. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Christopher Rudy on Friday ordered civil penalties of $2.865 million, which will...

Man arrested on suspicion of starting dumpster fire

Gilroy Police arrested a man Jan. 31 on suspicion of setting a dumpster on fire on First Street a week prior. According to police, a fire was reported in a dumpster during the early morning hours of Jan. 25 on the 400 block of First...

DA: Teen drug dealer arrested after death of 12-year-old girl

A drug dealer has been charged with the murder of a 12-year-old San Jose girl who fatally overdosed on fentanyl, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. The 16-year-old San Jose resident sold the drug to the girl in 2020, the DA’s office...

Attorney General launches civil rights investigation into sheriff’s office

State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday announced his office is opening a civil rights investigation into the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office over allegations that include misconduct in county jails and resistance to oversight. The Sheriff's Office has faced much criticism under six-term Sheriff...

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