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New Year's Day Fights Keep Los Gatos Cops Busy

Two assaults are reported shortly after midnight Tuesday, Jan. 1 on North Santa Cruz Avenue.

Not long after the clock struck midnight on New Year's day, Los Gatos police kept busy with several crime incidents in the downtown area.

Two assaults, described as fights, were reported at 12:18 a.m. and 12:35 a.m. Jan. 1 on North Santa Cruz Avenue.

Then, three hours later, cops arrested Matthew MacLaughlin, 36, after a vehicle theft was reported and he was found to have items from the car in his possession, according to a police report.

MacLaughlin was also alleged to be in possession of narcotics paraphernalia and under the influence of drugs, police said.

At 1:55 a.m. that morning, cops also arrested Kyle James Matthews, 26, on West Main Street on suspicion of being drunk in public.

Another resident reported being assaulted at a New Year's Eve party on Regent Drive.

Larry Arzie January 08, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Not to worry folks the town is working on the new entertainment district policy so as to allow music in bars and restaurants. Music that will drive more people to Los Gatos and of course we will have less problems because of this. LOL
Kate M January 08, 2013 at 11:52 PM
I think it's ridiculous that you've printed someones name over a drunk in public. Maybe we should bring back putting people in the stocks and throw rotten vegetables at them. Real hard hitting reporting going on here.
Peter Cook January 09, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Phew. Two fights on New Years Eve. I hope the police are ok.

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