Los Gatos Police Blotter, Feb. 5-8: Ruse Used to Burglarize Home

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

Found Property

  • Landscaping tools fell from a vehicle and were collected for safekeeping at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at Los Gatos Boulevard and Los Gatos-Saratoga Road.

Identity Theft

  • A resident's credit card information was used to make fraudulent purchases at 9:38 a.m. Feb. 5 on Calle Nivel.
  • An incident of identity theft was reported at 11:29 a.m. Feb. 5 on Oak Grove Avenue.

Annoying Phone Call

  • An annoying phone call was reported at 12:47 p.m. Feb. 5 on Los Gatos-Saratoga Road.
  • An annoying phone call was reported at 1:55 p.m. Feb. 7 on Oka Road.

Grand Theft

  • An incident of grand theft was reported at 3:32 p.m. Feb. 5 on Viewfield Road in Monte Sereno.


  • Richard James Villegas, 53; and Sandra Gail Lawton, 51; arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, in possession of methamphetamine and in possession of drug paraphernalia after being contacted during a parole search at 1:50 a.m. Feb. 6 at 50 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.

Criminal Threats

  • An incident of criminal threats was reported at 11:39 a.m. Feb. 6 on High School Court.

Commercial Burglary

  • Whole Foods Market, 15980 Los Gatos Blvd., was burglarized at 1:05 p.m. Feb. 6.
  • Suspects forcibly gained access to an East Main Street business and fled through the front door at 2:58 a.m. Feb. 8.

Injury Accidents

  • An injury accident was reported at 6:54 p.m. Feb. 6 at Union Avenue and Blossom Hill Road.
  • A minor injury accident was reported at 5:05 p.m. Feb. 7 at Blossom Hill Road and Los Gatos Boulevard.
  • A minor injury accident was reported at 7:49 a.m. Feb. 6 at 914 University Ave.

Missing Adult

  • An adult was reported missing at 3:02 a.m. Feb. 7 on Los Gatos Boulevard.

Residential Burglary

Petty Theft

  • A petty theft was reported at 4:58 p.m. Feb. 7 on Los Gatos-Almaden Road.
  • A citizen reported her wallet and its contents were stolen at 1:10 p.m. Feb. 8 on Los Gatos Boulevard.

Stolen Vehicle

  • A vehicle was reported stolen at 8:49 p.m. Feb. 7 on Vasona Avenue.
  • A vehicle was reported stolen at 7:39 a.m. Feb. 8 on Whitney Avenue.
  • A vehicle was reported stolen at 7:53 a.m. Feb. 8 on Hilow Court and was later recovered.

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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