San Jose - Crime & Emergencies
Illegal fireworks, drought, and pent-up demand for fun create perfect storm for Fourth of July in the South Bay
As the Bay Area heads into Fourth of July weekend, communities faces a "perfect storm" of extreme-drought conditions, wildfire danger, pent-up, post-COVID demand for partying, and now, both legal and illegal fireworks being sold in some South Bay municipalities.
A mass shooting on Wednesday morning at the Valley Transit Authority (VTA) light rail yard (101 W. Younger Ave.) in downtown San Jose has claimed the lives of at least eight people, likely all VTA workers, and the shooter also reportedly took his own life at the scene.
Their ducks may have come home to roost for three Santa Clara residents accused of stealing a neighborhood icon: a duck statue named Rubberta that normally resides in the front yard of a private home in Mountain View.
A hunger strike is underway at the main jail in Santa Clara County with inmates not eating for one week so far. The inmates are trying to draw attention to what they call unsafe pandemic conditions and unfair treatment of inmates who test positive for Covid-19.
Valley Christian High School is being sued by Allison Brown, a former athlete, who was sexually abused by her basketball coach, Gregory Marshall. Brown wants the school to be accountable after she said they "did nothing to protect me." Marshall is currently facing 24 felony counts of sexual abuse of minors.
After a 28-year career serving the city of San Jose, Police Chief Eddie Garcia might be on his way to the top cop job in Dallas, TX. Garcia received high praise for growing the police ranks, building community, and creating progressive policies. Saturday will be his last day as police chief.
That fatal police shooting of a 26-year old murder suspect was justified, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office. The suspect was covered in blood and armed with a knife after stabbing a 51-year old in the middle of the street. The police attempted multiple non-lethal tactics before firing their weapons.
The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety announced on Twitter that it recently busted a crew of five suspects who they say ripped off at least 100 people for a million dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefit payments.
Deadly church stabbing suspect’s long criminal history pushes San Jose mayor to call for changes to sanctuary policies
San Jose Police have released the name of the man who they say stabbed two people to death and injured three others in a savage attack inside Grace Baptist Church on East San Fernando Street Sunday Night.