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May 14, 2022

Sex offender fails to update registration, cops say; man shooting video refuses to leave post office area (Police Blotter, April 17-23)

From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of April 17-23.

April 17

• Someone vandalized a retaining wall with graffiti on Escobar Avenue.

• A box of jewelry was reported stolen from a home on Cherrystone Drive.

• A man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Winchester Boulevard and Hacienda Avenue at 9:26pm.

April 18

• An attempted vehicle burglary was reported on Glen Ridge Avenue.

April 19

• A wallet was reported stolen on the 100 block of N. Santa Cruz Avenue.

• A vehicle was reported stolen on Roberts Road and Forrest Avenue.

• A caller reported two men as suspicious because they were riding bikes through a neighborhood at Westhill and Old Orchard drives “looking at houses” at 2:38pm.

April 20

• Someone smashed a vehicle’s window on Wilder Avenue and on Hilow Road.

• An unknown suspect stole mail from a box on Dover Street.

April 21

• Petty theft was reported on the 16900 block of Roberts Road.

• A purse was reported stolen on the 16100 block of Los Gatos Boulevard.

April 22

• A vehicle was reported stolen on Rushmore Lane.

• A man and a woman were arrested for vehicle theft and being in possession of a controlled substance on the 200 block of Almendra Avenue at 1pm.

• A caller reported a man was playing a guitar “very loudly” on the 15400 block of Los Gatos Boulevard at 1:42pm.

• A man was arrested for giving false identification to a police officer and for failing to update his registration as a sex offender on the 15600 block of Los Gatos Boulevard at 2:37pm.

• A man reportedly stole more than $1,000 in alcohol from a store on the 15500 block of Union Avenue at 6:07pm.

April 23

• A man and a woman were arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance on the 200 block of Tait Avenue at 3:47am.

• A checkbook was reported stolen on Karl Avenue.

• A man filming in the back of the Post Office on S. Santa Cruz Avenue reportedly refused to leave when asked at 5:55pm.

• Grand theft was reported on the first block of N. Santa Cruz Avenue.

• A man was arrested for disorderly conduct on the first block of N. Santa Cruz Avenue at 9:23pm.

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

Drew Penner
Drew Penner is an award-winning Canadian journalist whose reporting has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Good Times Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times, Scotts Valley Press Banner, San Diego Union-Tribune, KCRW and the Vancouver Sun. Please send your Los Gatos and Santa Cruz County news tips to [email protected]

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