Los Gatos Police, Fire Reports, Nov. 10-14: Greenhouse Fire, Catalytic Converter Theft

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

Assault/Domestic Violence

  • Benjamin James Caschera, 29, 12:17 a.m. Nov. 14, on Pollard Road, was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence and criminal threat. 
  • A domestic disturbance between a husband and a wife was reported at 7:12 p.m. Nov. 14 on Harding Avenue.

Mail Tampering

  • Two personal letters were stolen from a mailbox at 12:40 p.m. Nov. 14 at Luray Drive.

Grand Theft

  • A citizen reported that catalytic converters were stolen from his vehicle at 8:22 a.m. Nov. 15 at Belgren Way.


  • Sometime overnight on Nov. 15 gas was siphoned from two school buses and a van at 15885 Los Gatos-Almaden Road.

Property Accident

  • A property accident was reported at 9:59 a.m. Nov. 15 at Blossom Hill Road and Los Gatos Boulevard.

Auto Burglary

  • A citizen reported an auto burglary at 2:48 p.m. Nov. 15 at Los Gatos-Almaden Road and Carlton Avenue.

Greenhouse Fire

  • An electrical heater malfunctioned causing a greenhouse and plants to ignite and burn at 8:39 a.m. Nov. 10 at 100 Stonybrook Road. The blaze caused $500 in property damages and $100 in content losses.

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.

Jesse Ducker November 19, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Catalytic Converter thieves can be relentless. I know someone who had their's stolen twice within a month.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz November 20, 2012 at 01:18 AM
My Parent's home was robbed numerous times. They finally had to put in a Alarm System. It finally stopped.


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