Los Gatos Police Blotter, Sept. 7-18, Thefts, Fraud and Burglaries

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Wednesday, Sept. 7

9:28 a.m., 453 N. Santa Cruz Ave.: Food was reported stolen in an incident of grand theft.

12:28 p.m., 17568 Blanchard Dr.: A married couple reported that they had been the victims of bank fraud.

Monday, Sept. 12

7:54 a.m., 105 Oak Rim Ct.: After a vehicle window was smashed, items of clothing were reported to be stolen from inside.

9:25 a.m., 14160 Blossom Hill Rd.: A jewelry store was reported to be burglarized. No suspects have been found.

10:08 a.m., 104 Jamie Ct.: Robert Michael Moffat was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

11:57 a.m., 327 Pennsylvania Ave.: A vehicle window was smashed, resulting in the theft of a briefcase and a pair of sunglasses.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

12:58 p.m., 350 Sycamore Ct: After being tricked into believing her grandson had been in an accident in Mexico, a victim wired money in an alleged incident of fraud.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

9:02 a.m., 225 Avery Ln.: A laptop computer was reported stolen from a vehicle after the window was smashed.

2:03 p.m., 14850 Oka Rd.: Money was withdrawn after an unknown suspect obtained the victim's debit card information in an alleged incident of fraud.

2:34 p.m., 100 N. Santa Cruz Ave.: Norma Gabriela Rubio Lopez was placed under citizen's arrest on suspicion of attempting to steal a sweater and a pair of sunglasses. She was later found to have a bench warrant for two counts of petty theft and was arrested.

7:28 p.m., 229 Cerro Chico: Over the course of three days, a victim was phoned at her residence and reportedly tricked into sending money to suspects via Western Union.

Thursday, Sept. 15

5:32 a.m., 15549 Union Ave.: Multiple DVDs were reported stolen from Safeway in an incident of burglary.

7:25 a.m., 346 Bella Vista Ave.: An incident of battery was reported. The suspect remains at large.

2:18 p.m., Fisher Avenue: A mental health incident occurred.

2:47 p.m., Pollard Road: A backpack was stolen from inside a vehicle after the suspect forced entry.

3:44 p.m., 109 Cherry Blossom Ln.: An incident of identity theft was reported.

Friday, Sept. 16

2:31 a.m., Hubbell Way and University Avenue: Jose Ornelas was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.

5:25 a.m., Pollard Road: An incident of burglary occurred.

10:23 a.m., North Santa Cruz Avenue: A wallet was reported found outside Great Bear Coffee.

1:56 p.m., Union Avenue: In an incident of fraud, Anthony Lorenzo King attempted to pass a fictitious check at Wells Fargo.

10:56 p.m., Downing Oak Court: A restraining order was violated when the suspect phoned and later turned up at the victim's residence.

Saturday, Sept. 17

3:27 p.m., Kennedy Road and Longmeadow Drive: A wallet was found in the intersection and turned in to police.

10:41 p.m., Oka Road: In an incident of domestic disturbance, a verbal argument occurred between a husband and wife.

Sunday, Sept. 18

12:25 a.m., South Santa Cruz Avenue: In an incident of assault, a woman was allegedly injured when a bar employee removed her from the bar.

12:27 a.m., Alberto Way: After responding to reports of a traffic collision, police determined Kaede Catherine Hamilton, a driver, to be under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

11:48 a.m., Milani Court: A laptop was reported stolen from inside a vehicle after a suspect forced entry.

12:12 p.m., Castlewood Drive: In an incident of attempted auto burglary, a suspect broke a rear passenger side window of a vehicle. Nothing was taken.

12:55 p.m., Fairview Plaza: License plates and vehicle parts were stolen from a truck.

10:59 p.m., Los Gatos-Almaden Road: A suspect called 911 after having a bad reaction to smoking methamphetamine. The drug was collected from the suspect's room as evidence.

Editor's Note: If charges are dropped or you are found not guilty, call Los Gatos Patch Editor Sheila Sanchez at 408-391-8725. 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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