Los Gatos Police Blotter, Aug. 21-24: $200K Internet Dating Scam

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

Petty Theft

  • A citizen reported two bicycles were stolen from her garage at 10:12 a.m. Aug. 21 on Potter Court. One bicycle was recovered, but the other one was not recovered.
  • Shoplifting was reported at 1:18 p.m. Aug. 22 at a business on No. Santa Cruz Ave.
  • A bike was reported stolen on Carlton Avenue at 11:35 p.m. Aug. 22. It was later recovered.
  • A suspect entered an unlocked vehicle on Edelen Avenue at 12:12 p.m. Aug. 24 stealing miscellaneous items.

Vehicle Code Violation

  • A man was stopped at 11:15 a.m. Aug. 21 on Winchester Boulevard and El Ranco Avenue in Monte Sereno for having a suspended license.


  • A woman on Hooke Lane reported at 1:05 p.m. Aug. 21 being defrauded out of $200,000 in an Internet dating scam.


  • A woman reported her mailbox on Short Road near Quail Hill Road had been tampered with and mail had been removed between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 21.

Abandoned Vehicle

  • A vehicle was abandoned on Tait Avenue at about 3 p.m. Aug. 18.

Public Intoxication

  • Mark Rosetta, 45, 9:29 p.m. Aug. 21, on University Avenue, on suspicion of public intoxication. He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail.


  • Kendall Suzzette Avey, 54, 9:29 p.m. Aug. 21, on University Avenue, on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. She was booked into Santa Clara County Jail.
  • Jacob Michael Mandy, 21, 12:20 a.m. Aug. 23, on Loma Alta Avenue and Los Gatos Boulevard, for being in possession of a controlled substance and a switchblade. He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail.

Outstanding Warrant

  • Victor Manuel Albarran, 36, 4:08 a.m. Aug. 22, on Lark Avenue and Highway 17, for providing false identification, having false tabs and an outstanding warrant.

Auto Burglary

  • A citizen on Alberto Way reported his vehicle was burglarized and several items were stolen at 2:42 p.m. Aug. 21.


  • A traffic accident was reported at 12:36 p.m. Aug. 22 on Los Gatos Boulevard and Gateway Drive.


  • Jennifer Marie Fields, 33, 7:49 p.m. Aug. 22, at 290 Penn Way in Los Gatos, for domestic battery.


  • A woman On Rochin Terrace reported her debit card account was used by unknown persons at 9:50 a.m. Aug. 23.

Suspicious Person

  • A suspicious person was reported on a yard on Matilijah Drive at 12:18 p.m. Aug. 23.


  • Beau Sullens, 32, 12:28 a.m., Aug. 24 at 110 E. Main St. for DUI.

Stolen Vehicle

  • A stolen vehicle was reported at 8:24 a.m. Aug. 24 on No. Creek Trail and Miles Avenue.

Found Property

  • A wallet was found on W. Main Street and No. Santa Cruz Avenue at 3:57 p.m. Aug. 24.

Bike-Car Accident

  • A bicyclist versus car accident occurred on Garden Hill Drive and Lark Avenue at 5:35 p.m. Aug. 24. No injuries were reported.

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.


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