Los Gatos Police Blotter, Dec. 24-26: Drunk on Christmas Eve at Vasona Park Entrance

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


Residential Burglary

  • A citizen reported a burglary to a private residence at Cherry Wood Court at 10:28 a.m. Dec. 24.

Vehicle Recovery

  • A stolen vehicle was recovered and released to the registered owner at 11:21 a.m. at 615 University Ave.

Commercial Burglary

  • Cash was stolen from an office at 1:23 p.m. on Garden Hill Drive.
  • A commercial suite's front door was open and a burglary was reported sometime between 12 p.m. Dec. 23 and Dec. 25 at Los Gatos Boulevard.

DUI Accident

  • Ryan Neil Woodruff, 22, was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence and a hit-and-run at 10:48 p.m. Dec. 24 at Ferris Avenue.

Public Intoxication

  • Miguel Angel Topete, 38, 12:40 a.m. Dec. 24, at North Santa Cruz Avenue and Roberts Road, on suspicion of public intoxication at the entrance of Vasona Park on Blossom Hill Road.


  • Sam A. Notman, 19, 2:27 a.m. Dec. 26, at Los Gatos-Saratoga Road and northbound Highway 17, was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail after a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation, being in possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Found Property

  • An anonymous citizen turned in to the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police found property at 12:01 p.m. Dec. 26 at Azalea Way.

Traffic Accidents

  • A traffic accident involving two Toyotas and a driver not wearing a seat belt whose head hit the car's windshield was reported at 11:45 a.m. Dec. 22 at 333 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road.
  • A traffic accident involving a Ford and a van was reported at 9:53 a.m. Dec. 24 at Winchester Boulevard and Wimbledon Drive.
  • A traffic accident involving a blue Audi and a green Dodge was reported at 10:17 a.m. Dec. 26 at No. Santa Cruz Avenue and Los Gatos-Saratoga Road.
  • A traffic accident was reported at 12:31 p.m. Dec. 26 at Winchester Boulevard and southbound Highway 85.
  • A traffic accident was reported at 4:28 p.m. Dec. 26 at Lark Avenue and Los Gatos Boulevard.

Stolen Vehicle

  • A stolen vehicle was reported at 2:35 p.m. Dec. 22 at Harwood Road and Harwood Court.
  • A stolen vehicle was reported at 5:22 p.m. Dec. 23 at 15466 Los Gatos Blvd.
  • A stolen vehicle was reported at 6:55 a.m. Dec. 26 at Albert Drive.

Lost Property

  • A cell phone was reported missing from a Los Gatos fitness club and was later recovered by its owner at 7:41 p.m. Dec. 22 at Hooke Lane.


  • An unknown suspect cut the lock to a moving truck and stole a couple of boxes with property at 9:21 a.m. Dec. 23 at Old Blossom Hill Road.


  • An incident of forgery was reported at 4:26 p.m. Dec. 26 at Westhill Drive.


  • A vehicle window was reported broken at 8:04 p.m. Dec. 25 at Oka 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 Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police 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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