Los Gatos Police Blotter, Aug. 13-17: Taxi Driver Assaulted, Reckless Driving

The following arrest information was provided by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Public Intoxication/Petty Theft

  • Mark Damien Rosetta, 45, 8:58 p.m., Aug. 13, on University Avenue, on suspicion of public intoxication. He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail. Rosetta was also cited and released for petty theft at a business on North Santa Cruz Avenue at 1:41 p.m., Aug. 17.

Narcotics Possession

  • Jacob William Woodford, 19, 2:39 p.m., Aug. 13, on Belgatos Lane, on suspicion of marijuana possession at the east entrance of Belgatos Park.
  • John Michael Diaz, 41, 2:13 p.m., Aug. 16, on Leewood Court, for having false registration tabs on vehicle, being under the influence of a controlled substance, being in possession of paraphernalia and methamphetamine, providing false identification to law enforcement and being a parolee at large. He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail.

Mental Health

  • A mental-health incident was reported at 2:05 a.m., Aug. 13 on Santa Rosa Drive.


  • An unnamed suspect failed to pay a taxi fare at 12:35 a.m., Aug. 13 on Union Avenue and when confronted by the taxi operator, he struck the taxi driver.

Missing License Plate

  • A vehicle was reported having its license plate missing on Massol Avenue in Los Gatos at 5:57 p.m., Aug. 13.

Restraining Order Violation

  • An unnamed suspect drove by his or her spouse's residence on Bruce Avenue in Monte Sereno in violation of a restraining, or protective order.

Petty Theft

  • An online report of a petty theft on Roberts Road was made at 10:50 a.m., Aug. 14.
  • An online report of a petty theft on Milbrae Lane was made at 7:01 a.m., Aug. 15.

Lost Property

  • A woman reported losing her ID card while visiting the Los Olivos Women's Medical Group in July at 4:12 p.m., Aug. 15.

Found Property

  • A wallet was located in the street at Blossom Hill Road and Lu Ray Drive at 4:36 p.m., Aug. 15.
  • A wallet was found in the press box at Los Gatos High School at 4:08 p.m., Aug. 17.

Abandoned Vehicle

  • An abandoned vehicle was reported at 11:22 a.m., Aug. 13 at Thomas Drive.

Identity Theft

  • An incident of identity theft was reported at 2:56 p.m., Aug. 16, on North Santa Cruz Avenue.


  • A suspect was reported to have walked up to a resident's doorstep on Hilow Court and stealing packages at 2:43 p.m., Aug. 16.

Reckless Driving

  • . Cage was charged with two counts of hit-and-run, assault and battery, and a felony for evading police following a dangerous high-speed pursuit through downtown Los Gatos that ended with his arrest by a motorcycle officer, assisted by at least two citizens.

Juvenile Curfew

  • Two female juveniles, traveling with a young male adult, were released to the custody of their parents at 4:10 a.m., Aug. 17 after they were found to be in violation of curfew in Monte Sereno.

Suspended License

  • A suspect was arrested for driving with a suspended license at 5:17 a.m., Aug. 17 on West Main Street and University Avenue.

Auto Burglary

  • An online report of an auto burglary was made at 6:54 a.m., Aug. 17 on Los Gatos Boulevard.
  • An online report of an auto burglary was made at 6:56 a.m., Aug. 17 on Roberts Road.

Editor's Note: If charges are dropped or you are found not guilty, e-mail Los Gatos Patch Editor Sheila Sanchez at sheila.sanchez@patch.com. Anyone with tips on local crime may call the  at 408-354-8600, report a crime online or call the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office at 408-808-4431.

Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz September 07, 2012 at 08:41 PM
I'm on the road a lot for my job destinations. And yeah I see so much reckless driving, people texting, talking on the phone, & very high speeds. I just get out of their way!
Esmée St James September 09, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Indeed, so many folks still using cell phones without headset, it's astonishing.


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