Updated: Man Arrested in Los Gatos Stabbing

Victim is said to have been attacked during house party on Ross Creek Court, which had minors and alcohol present.

Update: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2: A 19-year-old man was arrested by police early last Sunday morning on suspicion of having stabbed someone at a southeast Los Gatos home.

According to Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police, James Edward Simpson, of San Jose, stabbed an unidentified 20-year-old man at 12:17 a.m. Sept. 23 at 115 Ross Creek Ct. The victim sustained two knife wounds to the chest, said police Sgt. spokesman Kerry Harris.

He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and was subsequently released from Valley Medical Center, said Harris.

LGMSPD detectives took Simpson into custody on that date, booked him into Santa Clara County Jail and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon, Harris added.

Police responded to a fight at the home, where they found a party in progress, and discovered the stabbing victim, a police report said.

Jason Alexander Gross, 19, was arrested, cited and released and charged with violation of Los Gatos Town Code prohibiting hosting a party with alcohol with minors, Harris said. He's the son of the homeowner, Harris noted.

A police report initially listed Gross as the only arrestee in the case; however, he was not connected to the stabbing, Harris indicated.

At the time the report was written, which showed Gross as the arrestee, the stabbing suspect’s identity was not known, nor had he been arrested, Harris explained.

"The very intensive investigation by patrol and detectives that took place that night and in the days following, culminated in Simpson’s arrest on Sunday," he said, adding that there have not been similar parties at this home with underage drinking in the past, according to police records.

Correction: This story has been changed. An earlier version misstated the charges against Jason Alexander Gross as a result of the Sept. 23 party with alcohol and minors at 115 Ross Creek Ct., according to police. Everyone makes mistakes, even us and police reports are often incomplete. If you see anything else that needs clarification or a correction on this site, email Los Gatos Patch Editor Sheila Sanchez at sheila.sanchez@patch.com.

jeremy driggs October 02, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Hi Sheila, I am writing you to set the record straight. Jason Gross is friends with the young man that was stabbed. He was NOT detained by the police at any time. This sort of slanderous journalism really upsets me. With the way the economy is, it is hard enough for a young 20-25 year old to get a job (I would think you would know... considering you write for the Los Gatos Patch). How hard do you think it will be with malicious lies like this floating around the internet? You can say what you want about "corrections" but this article is now on the internet and it employers will still be able to find it. This false information can really ruin a young man's reputation. Very disappointing.
Sheila Sanchez October 02, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Hi Jeremy, thank you for adding your comment here and trying to clarify who got arrested. We're waiting for the LGMSPD to respond to our questions about the report and will run the appropriate corrections, if necessary. Rest assured that if the report was wrong and named the wrong person as the arrestee, we will make sure we purge his name from the story, including all Google and search engine searches. We've done it very few times with our sheriff's blotter, but as you've pointed out, it's important to do so when a person's reputation is on the line and they're innocent of the crime they're being accused of. Thank you and stay tuned.
Nathan Jackson October 02, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Sheila I am very disappointed to find that you are a BYU graduate. Not only is this article poor journalism, but it is dishonest. Jason gross was never arrested, nor is he a suspect in the stabbing. Please read your copy of the police report. It simply states that "a suspect" was arrested in regards to the stabbing. You said yourself that you are waiting for the police to set the record straight....well isn't that something that you should have done before you published this slanderous article? You were so eager to write a juicy story that you had no qualms with accusing a hard working honest kid of stabbing somebody in his own house. Next time think about whos reputation you are damaging before furthering your own career.
Sheila Sanchez October 02, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Hi Nathan, thank you for the comment. Will run correction if one is needed. The report does show Mr. Gross as the arrestee in this assault case. Waiting to hear from Sgt. Harris and will correct all factual errors, if there are any. Thank you. The article is not dishonest, it's reporting information from a police report, which I have sent to Mr. Gross' family for review as it is public record. And printing this information is not furthering my career, but a sincere desire to serve this community with crime information about where they live, work and play. Thank you.
k Garcia October 02, 2012 at 06:36 PM
We all know for a FACT that is was not Jason! I believe you owe the entire family a face to face ! They also deserve a front page correction.


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