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May 17, 2024
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Task force arrests 9 for sex trafficking

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Nine people were arrested, and 18 victims were recovered during a law enforcement operation targeting a Colombian-based sex trafficking operation operating in the South Bay.  The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced Nov. 7 that Operation Phoenix resulted in charges ranging from human trafficking,...

Crime fighters and community members recognized

Police Foundation
A couple of hours before the yearly Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation luncheon, Oct. 19, where Chief Jamie Field was set to recognize Jiffy Mart for its contribution to community safety, a call came in to the department. Days earlier, the store had become the...

Town agrees to share license plate data with law enforcement agencies

Detective describes using Flock cameras to investigate a commercial break-in
In the 30 days leading up to Nov. 9, 2022, in order to find 23 vehicles that might have been involved in a crime, the Flock Safety Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system scanned 458,411 plates, the Electronic Frontier Foundation found. Since then, Los Gatos’...

Man convicted of felony drug sales in Los Gatos

Simon Armendariz
A San Jose drug dealer will be sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted last week of selling fentanyl-laced pills to a group of Los Gatos High School students. Several students carried Narcan with them in case they overdosed on the toxic drug,...

Santa Cruz Mountains armed robbery suspects at large

Santa Cruz Mountains
Three suspects involved in an armed robbery this morning near Highway 9 and State Route 35—where Skyline Boulevard and the route between Saratoga and Boulder Creek intersect—were at large on Monday afternoon, authorities said. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said a victim had their...

Police confiscate revolver after arresting man

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Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department officers confiscated a firearm, Saturday, following a traffic stop where police drew their guns in the arrest of a suspect. The San Jose Police Department shared information about a vehicle it said was connected to a man suspected of pointing...

San Jose police union official accused of smuggling fentanyl into U.S.

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The executive director of the San Jose police officers’ union has been charged with buying and distributing fentanyl for more than eight years, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney in U.S. District Court in San Jose. Joanne Marian Segovia, 64, was charged...

Use of digital surveillance tech by Los Gatos police questioned

Flock Safety camera
The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department has promoted its network of the license plate readers it’s set up around town to monitor traffic and alert it to vehicles deemed suspicious, handing out awards to officers who’ve used the cameras to crack cases and highlighting...

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a deputy

A man suspected of attempting to kill a sheriff's deputy in Santa Clara County was taken into custody on Jan. 30, the Sheriff's Office announced.  Emmanuel Diaz Ramos, 41, was located at the Pruneyard Shopping Center in Campbell and was arrested and booked into the...

San Jose man charged with dealing fentanyl-laced pills to Los Gatos High School students who overdosed

A San Jose man has been charged with selling pills containing fentanyl to Los Gatos High School students that caused them to overdose, authorities say. According to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, 23-year-old Simon Armendariz was known around the campus—and across the community—as...