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From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of Feb. 27-March 4.

Police recover multiple stolen vehicles in one night

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police officers were busy the night of March 2.

The first incident began with reports of a stolen vehicle that had entered the town, according to police. The vehicle was stopped on Blossom Hill Road, and the driver was arrested.

A search of the vehicle found the driver to be in possession of drugs and burglary tools, police said. They were booked into jail and the vehicle was returned to its rightful owner.

A short time later, officers found another stolen vehicle, which was unoccupied and had been abandoned.

Soon after that, officers were dispatched to a possible hit-and-run collision. It was reported that after the two vehicles were involved in the crash, one driver left the scene while the other drove up the curb and into a tree.

Both drivers were eventually found and were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. No injuries were reported.

At the end of the night, officers again pulled over a driver of another stolen vehicle. Both occupants were arrested for vehicle theft, as well as being in possession of stolen mail and drug paraphernalia.

Feb. 27

• A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license on Lark Avenue at Highway 17 at 2:59am.

• Two men were arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle and a controlled substance on Highway 85 at Saratoga Avenue at 5:42am.

Feb. 28

• A woman was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on the 600 block of Vasona Avenue at 4:25pm.

March 2

• Someone stole mail on Blossom Hill Road.

• A caller reported a person was repairing their vehicle on Creekside Village Drive at 3:04pm.

• A man was arrested for stealing several drinks from a store on Los Gatos Saratoga Road at 8:37pm.

• A caller reported a van was “patrolling” the area of Harding Avenue and Cerro Chico at 10:03pm.

March 4

• A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license on the 14700 block of Los Gatos Boulevard at 12:29am.

• A man was arrested for stealing a drink on Lark Avenue at 10:51am.

• A man was arrested for shoplifting and obstructing an officer on the 15000 block of Los Gatos Boulevard at 11:20am.

• A man, who was inside a motel pool on Los Gatos Saratoga Road, was reportedly asking for scissors and lighters at 12:26pm. He was not a guest at the motel.

• A woman was arrested for driving with a suspended license on Union and Carlton avenues at 9:28pm.

Information is compiled from public records released by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department.

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