SAN JOSE — Joining more than 400 other law-enforcement agencies in the country, the San Jose Police Department has decided to partner with Amazon-owned Ring to take advantage of its “Neighbors” app, which gives police a faster, easier way to find and obtain home-security video from residents who live near a crime scene.
San Jose woman arrested after allegedly running 2 people over during protest
SAN JOSE — A 26-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly hitting two people with an SUV Friday night during a San Jose protest, fleeing the scene after a sheriff’s deputy fired once at the vehicle. Just after 9 p.m. and hours into a tense demonstration against the death of Minnesota man George Floyd, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office deputies and protesters alike watched on as a Dodge Durango entered the blocked-off intersection at Sixth and Santa Clara streets. The car first drove ...
San Jose imposes a curfew following George Floyd protests
As protests erupt for the third day in downtown San Jose on Sunday over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Minneapolis man, city leaders imposed an 8:30 p.m. curfew beginning Sunday. “This police department wants peace, wants to continue to have dialogue with this community (and) doesn’t want any community member harmed,” said San...
CNN Wrongly Reports Oakland Protest Of George Lloyd Murder As In San Jose, California
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Hundreds block Silicon Valley highway over Floyd killing
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - An officer was injured after hundreds of people marched through the capital of Silicon Valley and temporarily shut down a five-lane section of highway Friday to protest the killing of an African American man by a white Minneapolis police officer. Vehicles were at a virtual standstill on the southbound lanes of U.S. 101 in San Jose ahead of rush hour during a pandemic that has kept many Californians home, according to video footage from KGO-TV. Protesters left the highway after an hour. Police later fired tear gas and nonlethal projectiles into the crowd that grew to about 1,000 protesters in downtown San Jose. Officers in riot gear lined up to prevent them from further disrupting traffic near city hall, KPIX-TV reported. The station said protesters smashed the windows of police cars and threw water bottles, and several were detained. One of the station's reporters said he was struck by a hard plastic disk fired by police but was not injured. A San Jose officer was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, said Officer Gina Tepoorten, a department spokeswoman. Police officers' union spokesman Dustin DeRollo said the officer was punched in the head by protesters and knocked unconscious, while other media reports said the officer was struck by a thrown object. Several hundred protesters meanwhile marched peacefully down city streets in the state capital of Sacramento, gathering near a police station and shouting at dozens of police guarding the building. Many protesters wore masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, KCRA-TV reported. The activity came a day after nine people were arrested after rocks were thrown at businesses, vehicles and officers during a Southern California protest stemming from the death of George Floyd, authorities said. Small...
Despite California sheriffs' claims that 'zero bail is a fail,' data isn't so clear
A review of data from some Bay Area jails shows that anywhere between 3% to 12% allowed to bail out for free have been re-arrested during a roughly two-month period, an analysis by this news organization shows.
Fires, tear gas, looting at Friday night George Floyd protest in Oakland
A protest in Oakland over the police-custody death in Minneapolis of George Floyd devolved into chaos on Friday night, with fires being set, windows smashed, police officers struck by thrown objects and tear gas fired at protesters.
Security Company Set to Hire 1,200 New California Workers
Share this article:Securitas is aiming to hire 1,200 new security officers in California — part of a push to bring on 10,000 more employees nationwide — through a virtual career fair and drive-thru hiring fairs, five of which will be held in Southern California, the company announced Monday. “Securitas is seeing growth in the request …
1 Dead, 1 Wounded in East San Jose Stabbing; Suspect At-Large – NBC Bay Area
One man died and a second one was injured in a Sunday night stabbing in San Jose’s East Foothills neighborhood, said San Jose police, who late Sunday night...
Fierce fire in multiple car porta potties of San Jose
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Excerpts: Coronavirus Closed Courts. It's Tough For Anyone Without A Lawyer. With courthouses still closed, judges and legal aid groups fear people who can’t afford lawyers are being shut out of the civil justice system altogether. Read on »
Man caught 15 years after cockfight slaying
More than a decade after a deadly shooting at a Las Lomas cockfight, the suspected gunman is behind bars. Javier Morales Vaca, 41, of Watsonville, managed to elude arrest for 15 years but is now sitting in a Monterey County jail cell, according to sheriff deputies. On March 6, 2004, sheriff's deputies were called to the 200 block of Hall Road where they found Ramon Villegas, 45, with a gunshot wound to the head. Deputies believe after killing Villegas, Vaca went on the lam for 15 years. He ev...
Santa Cruz tech executive’s former cannabis workers arrested in his killing
Two former employees of a Santa Cruz tech executive’s cannabis business were among four suspects arrested on suspicion of robbing and killing the entrepreneur, authorities said Thursday.
Nextdoor's Delicate Partnership With Local Police
The hyper-local social media platform Nextdoor is winning over local law enforcement and other government officials in the U.S., alarming civil rights advocates.
Police: Man released from prison due to COVID-19 rearrested after attacking, choking woman
Officials say the suspect was one of a handful of released inmates who had cut off their ankle monitors and disappeared
Coronavirus Closed Courts. It's Tough For Anyone Without A Lawyer.
With courthouses still closed, judges and legal aid groups fear people who can’t afford lawyers are being shut out of the civil justice system altogether.
Virus Unleashes Wave of Fraud in US Amid Fear and Scarcity – NBC Connecticut
Federal officials say the COVID-19 outbreak has unleashed a wave of fraud
San Jose Police Make Several Weapons, Drug Arrests – NBC Bay Area
San Jose police report having made several arrests for weapons- and narcotics-related offenses over a six-day period from May 3 through May 6.
5-year-old boy has life-threatening wounds after Colton shooting
A 5-year-old boy was left with life-threatening wounds after several people tried to force their way into a Colton residence late Saturday, May 9, and one of them fired into the home, hitting the boy, police said Sunday. The suspects fled the scene in the 800 block of East Washington Street and the boy was hospitalized after the shooting ,shortly after 11 p.m., Colton police said. No information about what caused the incident was available. The investigation continued Sunday and the departmen...
Northern California couple in Hawaii on their honeymoon arrested for quarantine violation
Arrested for scoffing? Can you be arrested for violating a mandate but not a law? Read this story from the San Jose Mercury News and consider
Fast-Moving Thief Steals School Donation Jar From Pleasanton Gas Station
PLEASANTON (CBS SF) — Police in Pleasanton were seeking the public’s help in locating a man who stole a donation jar with hundreds of dollars collected for an elementary school. The incident happened on just after 5 a.m. on April 21 at the Valero gas station on Santa Rita Rd. and West Las Positas Blvd. On Thursday the Pleasanton Police Department released security camera video of the suspect. On the video, the man is seen looking into the gas station’s convenience store from outside, apparent...
1st California ICE detainee to die of coronavirus; judge releases 79-year-old convict
Since March 1, 400 detainees - about 1.2% of the total - have been released, according to ICE's national numbers.
Driver dumps nearly $1 million during chase with CHP
A car chase suspect dumped nearly $1 million on the side of the road, said the California Highway Patrol in Merced.Officers were trying to pull over a black 2020 Chevrolet Suburban when it took off.“At one point during the pursuit, the driver of the Chevrolet Suburban stopped on the right shoulder, exited the vehicle and dropped two cardboard boxes off before returning to the vehicle and continuing to flee,” the CHP said in a statement on Facebook.A short time later, the driver stopped and su...
Deputy-Involved Shooting Leaves Woman Dead in Half Moon Bay – NBC Bay Area
A woman is dead following a deputy-involved shooting in Half Moon Bay Tuesday night, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
Reward Offered in Slaying of Los Altos Gardener – NBC Bay Area
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing Roberto Riviera in...
LA sheriff shuttering stations due to COVID-19-related budget cuts
The county is also shutting down the department's parks bureau, saving the county $62.5 million annually
Pandemic creates urgent need to flatten the violence curve
In homes where stress is escalating, quarantine can be a spark. In homes where violence is already present, it’s a powder keg, writes executive direct...
5 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Fatal San Jose Shooting
SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Police in San Jose on Thursday announced the arrest of five suspects in connection with a late October shooting last year that left one victim dead and a second victim injured. According to authorities, on Saturday, October 26 of last year at approximately 5:26 p.m., San Jose Police dispatch received a call about a shooting in the area of North 5th Street at East Santa Clara Street. Upon arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from at least one gunshot w...
Thinking outside the bars: Does coronavirus make the case for jail reform?
Prison reform advocates see an opportunity to rethink who needs to be incarcerated.
Two Individuals Arrested for Conspiring to Violate the Defense Production Act
A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Kent Bulloch and William Young, Sr., with conspiracy to violate the Defense Production Act by seeking to resell one
Coronavirus: Asian Americans across Bay Area, U.S. report 1,500 racist incidents in a month
The data comes four weeks after a coalition of Asian American groups in California launched the Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center, a webpage for victims of virus-related hate incidents.
Crime trending down in San Jose - KRON4
Crime trending down in San Jose KRON4
Suspect who vandalized businesses in Milpitas and San Jose identified
The Milpitas Police Department (MPD) has reached out to the public for help with locating a vandalism suspect… Working with San Jose Police Department detectives, MPD detectives have singled …
San Ramon council to consider installing license plate readers and security cameras for police
The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss equipping its city's streets with automated license plate readers and situational awareness cameras during its regular meeting on Tuesday.
Santa Clara County to Expunge 11,500 Marijuana Convictions Next Week – NBC Bay Area
By the middle of next week, the Santa Clara County Superior Court will reduce or expunge over 11,500 backlogged marijuana conviction records for more than 9,000...
Police Seek Help Identifying Man Seen Vandalizing South Bay Businesses – NBC Bay Area
Detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding a man who they believe vandalized eight businesses in San Jose and Milpitas.
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San Jose Police Seek Suspect In Willow Glen Bank Robbery – CBS San Francisco
San Jose police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a bank last month.
San Jose man charged with murder after girl fatally overdoses on fake pills
A San Jose man has been charged with murder after a teenager overdosed on fake opioid pills he'd allegedly sold her...
2 Arrested in Connection With Deadly San Jose Stabbing – NBC Bay Area
Federal investigators arrested a 34-year-old man and 23-year-old woman due to their suspected connection to a deadly April 6 stabbing in San Jose, according to...
Bay Area thieves preying on those sheltering-at-home by stealing their tires
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's bad enough many of us are stuck at home, but now thieves are targeting some of us while we're inside. Several drivers reached out to ABC7 News Monday saying they recently found their cars on blocks and missing tires."Everybody is home right now all the cars are parked in front of everybody's house so in a sense it's kinda like easy pickings for them right cause everyone is comfortable in their house," says Patrick Mark who lives in San BrunoPatrick Mark's Ring surv...