Los Gatos Police Blotter, Oct. 26-28: Police Break Up Underage Drinking Party

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

Vehicle Tampering

  • Scott Andrew Wright, 28; and Grant Thomas Whiteman, 29, 3:44 a.m., Oct. 26, at Bersano Lane, for vehicle tampering and attempted burglary. One suspect was later found with crystal meth on his person and he attempted to destroy it in the rear of the police vehicle. He was additionally charged with vandalism, destruction of evidence and possession of meth.

Commercial Burglary

  • A commercial burglary was reported at 9:10 a.m. Oct. 26 at 14830 Los Gatos Blvd.


  • Vandalism to a vehicle was reported at 12:34 p.m. Oct. 26 at Camino Del Sol.

Auto Burglary

  • An auto burglary was reported at 7:08 p.m. Oct. 26 at 200 Winchester Circle.


  • Yvonne Phuong Le, 21, 12:33 a.m. Oct. 27, at East Main and Pleasant streets, for DUI and hit-and-run, after colliding with a center median and traffic signs causing significant damage to town property and her vehicle. She allegedly fled the scene and was apprehended a mile away.

Assault/Domestic Violence

  • Logan James Mandy, 23, 1:54 a.m. Oct. 27, at 15 No. Santa Cruz Ave., for alleged assault/domestic violence of his girlfriend while intoxicated.
  • Ed Richeson, 41, 11:29 a.m. Oct. 27, at 14685 Oka Road, for alleged assault/domestic violencePossession.
  • Kourosh Etessam, 49, 1038 a.m. Oct. 27, at Leewood Court, was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Petty Theft

  • An online report of petty theft was made at 11:26 a.m. Oct. 27 at Knowles Drive.
  • Between Oct. 27-28, during the dark, unknown suspect(s) stole an American flag from the a business complex at No. Santa Cruz Ave.

Grand Theft

  • A theft from an unlocked shed is reported at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 27, at Los Gatos Boulevard.

Underage Drinking Party

  • A party with teenagers was reported to have between 80 and 100 youth who were drinking alcohol at 10:37 p.m. Oct. 27 at Bankcroft Avenue in Monte Sereno. All the juveniles left with sober drivers through the SafeRides program.

Public Intoxication

  • Jonathon David Lockett, 29, 1:19 a.m. Oct. 28, at 200 W. Main St., on suspicion of public intoxication.
  • John Scott Glage, 30; and Bartosz Mackowiak, 31; 1:39 a.m. Oct. 28, at 15 No. Santa Cruz Ave., on suspicion of public intoxication after both suspects were reportedly involved in a physical altercation at a nearby downtown bar.

Stolen Vehicle

  • A vehicle was reported stolen at about 11 a.m. Oct. 28 from San Benito Avenue.
  • A vehicle was reported stolen at 5:44 a.m. Oct. 26 from Westhill Drive and Belgatos Road.

Identity Theft

  • An attempted identity theft was reported at 3:54 p.m. Oct. 27 at Kennedy Road.

Missing Juvenile

  • A youth was reported missing at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 from Loma Alta Avenue.

Vehicle Tow

  • A vehicle was towed at 5:29 a.m. Oct. 28 at 145 W. Main St.

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.



Karla Albright November 12, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Yeah for Saferides who provided safe rides home when the underage drinking party was busted. A much better outcome than that which occurred ~ 10 years ago!! Hats off to the Saferides directors, Grant Kehrig and Kelley Bothelo for their countless hours of service and for the HS students who join them.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz November 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Why even allow a party providing alcohol for under age people? So it's justified by providing "safe rides"? I just don't get it?
Karla Albright November 13, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Saferides does not allow it. That is more reflective of our society, parents, clever kids etc. However Saferides recognizes that for decades and decades, some kids will experiment and rebel and for some that means drinking. Saferides wants to keep those kids safe until they make better decisions. There was a very tragic death in our community of a teen scrambling away from a busted drinking party. Saferides was begun after that and since then there has not been any deaths related to impaired driving. But please understand that Saferides is also for the kid who got stranded, for the girl who does not feel safe with her date, etc. Saferides is very much in need of more volunteers and we ask the community especially the teens to donate their time.


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