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Sheriff's Arrests: Drug Trafficking, Child Abuse

A look at the Santa Clara County Sheriff's arrests and booking reports for Aug. 29-30, 2012. The following arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

Vehicle Code Violations

  • Michelle Beemer, 28, of Saratoga, Aug. 29, 10:10 a.m., at the Santa Clara County Courthouse in Palo Alto, 270 Grant Ave., for infraction related to unsafe starting and stopping. Bail set at $25,000.
  • Kyle Kane, 21, of Los Altos, Aug. 30, 1:40 p.m., at 10470 Bandley, for misdemeanor driving with privileges suspended or revoked, felony giving/selling/transporting 28.5 grams or one ounce of marijuana and possession of marijuana/hash for sale. Bail set at $21,000.
  • Ah Lee, 22, of San Diego, Aug. 30, 4 p.m. at Valley Green and Berkdon in Cupertino, for misdemeanor suspended license and driving with privileges suspended or revoked.

Hit-And-Run

  • Johnathan Hanlin, 21, of San Jose, March 10, 3 p.m., at Herriman Avenue and Beaumont in Saratoga, for misdemeanor hit-and-run.
  • Sally Cornejo, 73, of Campbell, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m., at the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, 55 W. Younger Ave. in San Jose, for misdemeanor hit-and-run.

Drug Trafficking

  • Christopher Da Silva, 32, of Pleasant Hill, Aug. 29, 9:50 a.m., at Contra Costa County Jail, for felony transporting, selling, furnishing a controlled substance.

Burglary

  • Teresa Asher, 49, of Cupertino, Aug. 29, 9:54 a.m., at Siskyou County Jail via Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, for felony first-degree burglary and theft or unauthorized use of vehicle.
  • Mary Herrera, 45, of Gilroy, Aug. 30, 10:15 a.m., at the South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill, for felony second-degree burglary. Bail set at $25,000.

Under the Influence

  • Mariela Zepeda, 30, of Gilroy, Aug. 29, 10:40 a.m., at the South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill, for misdemeanor using/being under the influence of a controlled substance.
  • Denise Venegas, 45, of San Jose, Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m., at the South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill, for misdemeanor using/being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail set at $25,000.

Battery/False Imprisonment

  • Travis Barrios, 22, of Hollister, Aug. 29, 1:40 p.m., at the South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill, for misdemeanor battery against spouse, cohabitant or fiance and false imprisonment.

Child Abuse

  • Elizabeth Rhoads, 47, of Sunnyvale, Aug. 29, 3:15 p.m., at the Santa Clara County Courthouse in Palo Alto, 270 Grant Ave., for misdemeanor child endangerment involving unjust pain/suffering, inflicting corporal injury on child and threatening to commit crime resulting in death. Bail set at $100,000.

DUI

  • Richard Gee, 25, of Cupertino, Aug. 30, 1:40 a.m., at Stevens Creek Boulevard and Stern, for DUI. Bail set at $10,000.
  • Romano Demetrio, 44, of Gilroy, Aug. 30, 9:50 a.m., at the San Jose Hall of Justice, 190 W. Hedding St., for misdemeanor driving when license is suspended or revoked and felony DUI.
  • Megan West, 26, of San Martin, Aug. 30, 10:10 a.m., at the San Jose Hall of Justice, 190 W. Hedding St., for misdemeanor DUI.
  • Isael Bautista, 25, of Mountain View, Aug. 30, 9:40 a.m., at the Santa Clara County Courthouse in Palo Alto, 270 Grant Ave., for misdemeanor hit-and-run, suspended license, DUI and driving under the influence. Bail set at $50,000.
  • Felipe Vallejo, 37, of Hollister, Aug. 30, 1:45 p.m., at the South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill, for DUI.

Possession

  • Tavaris Perkins, 37, of Palo Alto, Aug. 30, 10 a.m., at the Santa Rita County Jail, for felony possession of cocaine base for sale. Bail set at $40,000.
  • Joshua Mackall, 20, of Belmont, Aug. 30, 10:40 a.m., at the Santa Clara County Courthouse in Palo Alto, 270 Grant Ave., for misdemeanor possession of concentrated cannabis, carrying a loaded firearm on the person or in a vehicle while in a public place that's prohibited and felony giving/selling/transporting 28.5 grams, or one ounce of marijuana. 
  • Brandon Groover, 36, of San Jose, Aug. 30, 3:30 p.m., at the Santa Clara County Courthouse in Palo Alto, 270 Grant Ave., for misdemeanor using/being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Assault

  • Cesar Contreras, 22, of Mountain View, Aug. 30, 10 a.m., at the Santa Clara County Courthouse in Palo Alto, 270 Grant Ave., for felony assault with a deadly weapon. Bail set at $10,000.

Editor's Note: If charges are dropped or you are found not guilty, call Patch Editor Sheila Sanchez at 408-391-8725. Anyone with tips on local crime may report a crime online, or call the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office at 408-808-4431.

Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz September 21, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Drug Trafficking will be with us for a long time because United States is quite connected with the business! Heck, I found out a few years ago that my neighbor is a Drug Dealer! Yes, the Police are here quite a bit. But he's never been convicted! As for Child Abuse that's been around for ever! We don't know what goes on behind Closed Doors. What bother's me the most is Human Trafficking! That's the very WORST! My Church has a Ministry to those that have been found & these people try to nurture them back to complete healing! When I was younger I was with a Group called "Youth With A Mission"/ (YWAM). We lived in Oahu Hawaii & would help young people kick heroin or any other substance abuse! It was quite a experience!

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