Mark Turnauckas - Notice to Lame Burglars
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Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department “blotter” for the week of Dec. 12 – 18.

Dec. 12

• A caller reported they were hit with a stick by a store employee for over-paying for a product on the 200 block of East Main Street at 11:08pm.

Dec. 13

• A truck driving slowly through Vasona Oaks Drive was reported as suspicious at 9:14am.

• A bicycle was stolen on High School Court.

• A man was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance and a fictitious check on the 200 block of Los Gatos-Saratoga Road at 4:23pm.

• A man was reportedly soliciting for a charity on Karl Avenue at 4:44pm.

• Someone stole a laptop from a vehicle parked on the 14100 block of Blossom Hill Road by smashing the window around 5:30pm.

Dec. 14

• A male suspect took two Amazon boxes and one Macy’s box from a porch on Blanchard Drive. However, the boxes were filled with rocks, so the caller suspected “he will quickly dispose of them.” The person was later suspected in another package theft on the same street the next day.

• A suspect stole mail from a mailbox on Lansberry Court.

• A vehicle was burglarized on Escobar Avenue, and later on La Rinconada Drive.

Dec. 15

• A man was arrested for being in possession of unlawful paraphernalia and running a red light on Highway 9 and Massol Avenue at 12:05am.

• A credit card was stolen from a mailbox on Riviera Drive, with the suspect later making purchases in San Jose with it.

• A home was burglarized on Rose Avenue.

• An unknown suspect attempted to break into two mailboxes on Wood Drive.

Dec. 16

• A man and a woman paid for several bags of groceries, but not all of them, at a business on the 15500 block of Union Avenue at 1am.

• A woman was arrested for trespassing after being found in a home’s “man cave” on Clifton Avenue at 9:02am.

• A man was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance on the first block of Clifton Avenue at 9:32am.

Dec. 17

• A vehicle drove by several times playing loud music on Towne Terrace and University Avenue at 1:10am.

• Tools were stolen from a business on East Main Street.

• A dog was reported for barking at least 30 minutes on University Avenue at 7:27am. Another caller reported a dog barking for a half hour on Massol Avenue at 9:47am.

• A bicyclist suffered minor injuries after being hit by a vehicle on Los Gatos-Saratoga Road and Massol Avenue at 3:58pm.

• A man was reportedly walking on the shoulder of Kennedy and Forrester roads wearing all black and carrying a flashlight at 7:57pm.

Dec. 18

• Someone stole mail from a vehicle parked on Via Encantada.

• A bicycle was reported stolen in front of a house on Kavin Lane.

• Two vehicles were rummaged through on Vineland Avenue.

• A woman was arrested for altering a vehicle’s registration and providing false identification to a police officer on the 500 block of University Avenue at 1:36pm.

• A home was burglarized on Sierra Azule at 9:51pm.

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

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