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April 10, 2021

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Watsonville homicide suspect arrested at Gilroy motel

A man wanted for reportedly killing his brother in Watsonville was arrested at a Gilroy motel Thursday. Francisco Diaz, 55, was pronounced dead at the...

UPDATED: Officers shut down Liberty PCS for a second time

An ongoing battle waging between the City of Gilroy and an “Internet cafe” the state Attorney General has called an “illegal gambling operation” took another turn shortly before 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at 1325 First St. in Hecker Pass Plaza.

UPDATED: Abandoned lunchbox causes havoc at Walmart

An unattended lunchbox in Walmart at 7150 Camino Arroyo in Gilroy Thursday afternoon incited a precautionary evacuation of the entire superstore just after 3 p.m.

Updated: Former Rancho teacher arrested on alleged molestation charges

Gilroy Police officers arrested a 50-year-old former Hollister middle school teacher Monday on charges of allegedly having an ongoing relationship with a minor.

Pet detective draws police angst again, this time over rescued dog

More than a week after a small dog named “River” was rescued by a Gilroy man from Uvas Creek with a brick tied to its hind legs, the Gilroy Police Department and Humane Society of the Central Coast – which recently roused concerns from Hollister police as well – and are at odds about how and when the little dog should be adopted.

Police investigating Garlic Festival embezzlement

The $18,000 cash theft from the Garlic Festival is in fact being investigated by police, said Gilroy Police Chief Denise Turner despite the Gilroy Police Department indicating last week that they were not.

Pit bull owner may not face charges

The Gilroy Police Department may not arrest the man who fled the scene after his pit bull attacked a dachshund in the First Street Starbucks parking lot on Thursday morning, causing the small dog to be euthanized, and causing severe non-life threatening injuries to its owner.

Bloody pit bull attack at Starbucks

Those passing through Starbucks on First Street and Wren Avenue for their morning lattes were taken aback when the coffee shop’s parking lot turned into a blood-spattered scene around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The owner of a pit bull fled the scene after his dog allegedly attacked a smaller dog in the parking lot, giving it serious injuries that led to its euthanization, and sending its owner to the hospital.

GPD faces damages in officer-involved fatal shooting

The Gilroy Police Department is facing as much as $1.25 million in damages after a federal civil jury Tuesday found a Gilroy police officer was negligent for fatally shooting a 33-year-old man in 2008 on Pacheco Pass, according to a press release from the GPD.

Still few details about Feb. 2 FBI raid

Few details have emerged in the week following an early morning raid in Gilroy, in which a 42-year-old man wanted by local police was apprehended by federal agents on yet-to-be-announced charges.