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Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department vehicle. (Photo by Drew Penner / Los Gatan)

March 17

-At 12:15am, a man was reported for being drunk in public at the Purple Onion coffee shop on East Main Street and striking the reporting party’s vehicle for an unknown reason. Police were unable to locate the individual.

-A dark gray Nissan Sentra with blacked-out windows was seen driving slowly through a parking lot along Blossom Hill Road. Around 7:15am, the caller said they thought someone might be “casing the lot.”

-Someone was found parked in a No Parking area at Town Plaza Park.

-The California Highway Patrol reported minor injuries in a crash between a Hyundai Tucson and a Ford Explorer at Lark Avenue and Highway 17, at 2:11pm.

-A 31-year-old man was charged with rape, sexual assault with an object and false imprisonment.

March 18

-At 8:16am, an overweight older male with a beard was reported for smoking a pipe in the parking lot outside the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

-A caller said someone stole his truck from along Daves Avenue around 8:30am.

-$2,425 in product was taken from Sephora on University Avenue.

-A male driver was reported for driving a yellow and black street bike with no plates at Spencer Avenue and Los Gatos Boulevard.

March 19

-A street sweeper vs. cyclist collision occurred at Anne Way and Meadowbrook Drive around 11am. Minor injuries were reported.

-A caller reported it appeared the painter who’d been working on a neighbor’s house while he’s out of town was still parked in front of the Millrich Drive building, even though the worker isn’t supposed to be there on the weekends.

-Mail theft from Dover Street reported at 7:43pm.

March 20

-White Audi vs. gray Toyota Tundra and another vehicle occurred at Los Gatos-Saratoga Road and Alberto Way at 8:15am.

-At 12:17pm, a silver Honda van was reported for swerving in and out of lanes and almost hitting vehicles at Los Gatos-Saratoga Road and N. Santa Cruz Avenue. The driver was even “getting out of her vehicle at times and yelling” at other vehicles, before heading westbound on Highway 9.

-Two women in their 20s were reported for petty theft at Walgreens on N. Santa Cruz Avenue at 4:47pm. The 24-year-old and a 25-year-old suspects were arrested a short time later and charged with misdemeanors, including “organized retail theft.”

-At 7:01pm, a group of about 40 motorcycles was seen running red lights and doing wheelies at Winchester Boulevard and Lark Avenue.

-A caller reported a “suspicious person,” at 9:13pm, for “dancing and acting strange.” The woman was also asking the caller questions while she was using the ATM.

-At 8:35pm, a 62-year-old man was arrested on a felony shoplifting charge in the 15500 block of Union Avenue.

March 21

-At 12:50am, a Winchester Boulevard resident returned home after being gone all day to find someone had smashed a window, entered the premises and made off with a safe containing records and other items (though no firearms).

-At 3:15pm, a 28-year-old female was arrested on suspicion of inflicting corporal injuries on a significant other, a felony charge, in the 200 block of Alberto Way.

-Just after 4pm, a caller said a suspect was at his parents’ Greenwood Lane residence and in the process of trying to scam them—claiming they needed to pay $10,000 after being hacked.

March 22

-People were reported for smoking weed and being loud in their room at Garden Inn on East Main Street at 12:21am.

-A vehicle accident with no injuries report was shared by CHP. Firefighters were dispatched to Safeway on Pollard Road around 7:30am, as authorities worried a vehicle might’ve struck a gas line.

-A blue SUPER73-S Adventure Series e-bike with a broken white horn, zip ties on the backseat and a rusty and dirty battery was reported stolen from the bike storage area at Fisher Middle School at 1:27pm.

-A white sedan struck a bicyclist at 3:25pm at Blossom Hill Road and Lark Avenue. The third-party who reported the collision said the cyclist looked injured but was sitting up.

-Just before 9pm, a group of youth were in the parking lot behind Pizza My Heart on N. Santa Cruz Avenue smoking marijuana and “blasting” music.

March 23

-A suspect took about five plants, worth a grand total of about $15, from Ace Hardware on Los Gatos Boulevard, then exited the scene in a white Kia.

-At 5:18pm, a female caller reported her 2016 Ford Fusion’s front and back windows were smashed and her wallet (containing multiple credit and debit cards) was taken while she was at Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co.

-A log was reportedly in the roadway causing a traffic hazard at 6:19pm at Highway 17 and Lark Avenue, on the northbound ramp.

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