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Heroic Citizen Steps in When a Victim is Robbed!

SAN JOSE, CA – A man had stopped to console a woman he just met. Her wallet had gotten stolen, as she was minding her own business.

As a news reporter was filming a nearby story, a man raced past and stole a woman’s wallet. The reporter, the cameraman, the Good Samaritan who consoled the victim, and the victim herself, were in shock. When the suspect had started to run off, he pointed a large handgun back at the group. The robber had assumed that the he was caught on film by the cameraman. The whole group must have been 10 feet away from the thief.

Fortunately, there was no gunfire. Although, when the group saw the gun most of them dropped to the ground.  The Good Samaritan and the victim of the robbery claimed to have never seen a gun.

This Good Samaritan chose to stay anonymous. The citizen claimed that someone had robbed him once and it felt like a personal violation. No one was there for him and no one stopped to care. As a result, he didn’t want this victim to feel bad. The emotional trauma in one of these situations can be severe, especially when the suspect has a gun.

The kind citizen was there to offer the victim support in her time of need. He was a bystander who chose to be unlike others that ignored the accident.

Unfortunately, police officers stopped two possible suspects, but neither was the gunman.

Driver’s Doze Ends in Fatal Crash

SAN JOSE, CA – A man was killed Wednesday morning in a fatal crash on northbound Highway 101. The man was a passenger in a delivery truck, which overturned on the highway, not far from McKee Road. This information comes from the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

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Apparently, according to Officer Ross Lee, the driver of the truck claimed that he dozed off just before the incident. The driver reported to the CHP that they were traveling from Southern California. He and the passenger traveled for many hours before the accident occurred.

Once he fell asleep at the wheel, the truck swerved right and flipped over at the embankment. Right now, it is not clear if the passenger was wearing a safety belt during the San Jose crash or not.

By 4 in the morning, the accident blocked all the lanes of traffic on the highway. The CPH received reports of the truck just after 3:45 in the morning. Fuel spilled across the highway during the crash as well. Luckily, the rain washed most of the fuel away.

But, the rain already caused difficulties with driving Wednesday morning. As a result, multiple crashes and flooding occurred throughout the city during the morning commute.

For example, on northbound 680, a crash occurred due to an abandoned vehicle in the roadway. The crash there involved multiple drivers. Luckily, officials received no reports of injuries from this accident.

Emergency personnel diverted traffic on 101, after the fatal crash, at Alum Rock Avenue. By 6 in the morning, CHP announced that one lane was open. They cautioned drivers and encouraged them to find other routes.

Another Fatal Hit-and-Run in San Jose!

SAN JOSE, CA – A hit-and-run crash, early this morning on the I-880 off-ramp, resulted in the fatality of an adult pedestrian woman. At 12:46 AM, the police found this woman in the middle of the street at N. First at East Rosemary, with injuries that were near fatal. After the medical team took the woman (who was in critical condition) to the hospital, she had passed away.

Detectives found the adult woman alone, with no cars in sight. Sgt.Enrique Garcia found this suffering woman with injuries that needed immediate medical attention. There was no suspect and officers were unable to ask the woman any details due to her condition.

When found, the woman was immediately taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, due to the extremity of the injuries and the time after the officers found the woman, she perished.

There is no available vehicle or suspect description.

Sadly, in San Jose alone, this woman was the twenty-second pedestrian to die from a car collision in 2018.  This is also the city’s forty-sixth car crash resulting in a fatality. there is a high rate of hit-and-run and drunk driving incidents within this city. But, prominent political figures in San Jose are finding better ways to address the issue.

The police are currently looking for any information on the incident. In addition, Detective Troy Sirmins is leading the investigation at the San Jose Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit and is hoping for anyone to come forward with information.

Gun Buyback in San Jose Saturday: Reducing Gun Violence

Trade in unwanted firearms in San Jose this Saturday for cash.

Lately, gun violence has been a topic of discussion throughout the United States. Therefore, many cities and states are attempting to reduce gun violence in a number of ways. San Jose county and state leaders, along with police, came up with a program to do this. The announcement released Thursday stated that this would be a gun buyback program.

This program will be held on Saturday at the department’s South San Jose facility. From 9am to 1pm, residents of San Jose can turn in any of their unwanted guns in exchange for cash. This will occur at the substation: 6087 Great Oaks Parkway.

The incentive is $100 for residents turning in handguns, shotguns, and rifles. For assault weapons, the incentive is $200. Additionally, police stated that those who wish to participate in the gun buyback program must transport their weapons, unloaded, in the trunk of a vehicle. They are not taking ammunition as part of the program.

After collection, officials check all firearms for lost or stolen status. If found, officials will return them to their rightful, legal owners. Then, any other weapons turned in are set for destruction.

Preventing gun violence is becoming a top priority, especially after the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks this November. As a result, thirteen people were killed in that shooting – including a police officer and the shooter. Due to this, the hope for this San Jose program is to get more guns off the streets.

Paying the Homeless to Clean Trash: Will This Solve the Pollution Issue?

SAN JOSE, California — Together with the Downtown Streets Team and Goodwill, San Jose offers homeless people jobs. The jobs will concern cleaning up trash and debris at “hotspots” near freeways.

Over $200,000 grant funded in the jobs by the city, according to Mayor Sam Liccardo, who announced the amount at a conference. The min amount for the first will be $15 per hour and over dozen people will be selected for the first unit in November.

san jose newsNear U.S. Highway 101 and I-880 and I-680, as well as Capitol Expressway and Story, Tully and Senter Roads. polluted hotspots are found over 40 trash spots which will need the restoration.

Although the issue of garbage is coming from different sources, due to Liccardo, homeless are often blamed for it.

According to Liccardo, they are going to change the idea of homeless people trashing the streets to making opportunities for them to be part of the solution.

Mercy Wong, at her age of 63, is looking for a living space. She is living on the street on downtown San Jose for more than 5 months. She is determined that will apply for the job program, and she currently is preparing her application. Moreover, she said that the county has helped her with the resume printing.

The groups will work for 4-5 hours per day every 1 to 2 weeks.

City hopes this will solve some of the pollution issues.

Violent Sexual Assault of 17-Year Old Girl in San Jose Right Behind the Church

San Jose violent assaultSan Jose, California – 20-year-old man was arrested for the violent sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl right behind a church in San Jose.

The crime happened in an Eastside neighborhood, as San Jose Police Department.

The suspect named Esteban Mosqueda lured the 17-year-old girl to a secluded area on Sunday, at about 6: 30 p.m.

As San Jose Police reported, 20-year-old man identified as Esteban Mosqueda violently assaulted a teenage girl at the location 2700 block of South King Road, where the Liberty Baptist Church is situated.

Esteban Mosqueda was charged with the assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, and sexual battery. Detectives with SJPDS’s Covert Response Unit took Mosqueda into a custody and sent him to Santa Clara jail.

There is no information available about the victim’s physical condition after the assault.

Police Chief Eddie Garcia said the detectives have done an amazing work by using the police instincts to identify the violent predator and take them off the streets.

San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigation Unit ask anyone with information about the suspect or the victim to contact detective Beth Stenger.

 

1-Alarm Fire Damaged San Jose House: Dog died, 4 People Dislocated

Fire in the San Jose houseSan Jose, California – A one-alarm fire occurred in the house of East San Jose overnight. The fire incident happened just after 11: 30, Monday night.

The house in fire is located on Mt. McKinley Court near Clayton Road. As a result of the one-alarm fire, the dog died and four people were dislocated. The house got severely damaged.

There were two other pets that escaped and remained undamaged. The huge fire flames were hard to extinguish.

The firefighters worked on extinguishing the fire for about a half hour to knock down the flames.

The actions were a bit delayed due to the fact that the electric power was still on to the home.

That was one of the biggest challenges for the firefighters. According to the San Jose Fire Captain Mike Van Elgort was having a live wire.

It was not a good idea to stream water while the building is still charged with the electricity. According to the fire captain, it could transmit the current to firefighters.

Besides he mentioned the fire gets additional energy from electrical current.

As about the cause of the fire, the firefighters say it was accidental and probably started in the kitchen.

 

San Jose International Airport will Test New Security Technologies

airpotsSAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — The Transportation Security Administration reported this week that Mineta San Jose International Airport has been selected for pilot security technologies.

Test new perimeter intrusion detection and deterrence technologies will be tested in the airport given its active counties and surroundings. Since 2013, the surveillance cameras observed many intruders.

The most notable breaches were in 2014 April when 15-years old Santa Clara boy traveled to Hawaii in the wheel well of a plane. In August of the same year, Marilyn Hartman was able to fly from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass.

The pilot will including installing, testing, and analyzing video cameras, analytics software for detecting some security areas, laser, fence and ground sensors. Within the pilot, new radar, microwave, and passive Infra-Red sensors will be installed and deployed in the airport area.

The airport serves around 14 million passengers a year. A survey was conducted to learn the public opinion about the new technologies. Travelers agreed that the advanced technology will definitely add more confidence and ease.

San Jose International Airport is one of the two airports that were selected for the pilot. If the project is successful, it will be duplicated in other major airports.

Names of San Jose Priests Accused for Sexual Abuse Will Be Released by Mid-October

San Jose abuseSan Jose, California –Catholic leaders in San Jose are working to improve transparency in regard to sexual abuse by priests within the Roman Catholic Church.

By mid-October, the names of priests in the city who is believed to have abused minors will be released.

The issue brought more attention in August. The grand jury report found that two Roman Catholic bishops in Pennsylvania helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children.

Those children were abused by more than 50 church figures across the state.

Pope Francis had a meeting with leaders of the American Catholic Church in Rome.

The case of sexual abuse including 12 boys at St. Martin of Tours church was in 1970, San Jose. The 12 survivors testified about their sexual abuse by Joseph Pritchard.

One of the survivors named John Salberg said he was abused since he was in the second grade. The abuse lasted for seven years.

He said even though it was 40 years ago, he could remember that day like yesterday. It took a decade for Pennsylvania grand jury to bring the issue of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church to light.

The diocese will release the names and statues of those credibly accused of abuse.

Actions by the diocese include three listening sessions that will seek input from parishioners and victims.

The internal investigation will be conducted by a former FBI executive. Salberg believes these actions will allow victims the opportunity to heal.

 

28-Year-Old Father Was Fatally Stabbed in Front of His House in San Jose

San Jose stabbed manSan Jose, California—-A man was killed right outside his home with his wife and two young boys inside. A tragedy happened on Sunday, in a distinct part of San Jose.

A family of a stabbed man is in deep grief. They are trying to find answers for this cruel incident.

The stabbed man was identified as Frankie Santos Jr, 28 –year-old.

According to his family, the day he was stabbed, he came home at about 1.30 a.m. after attending a Fantasy Football party.

Sky, Santo’s wife told the police about a truck on Raymond Avenue that she saw approaching the vehicle with the lights turned off.

Santo’s wife said the guy was wearing a Raider. Sky ran out of the house as soon as she heard screaming. She found her husband struggling to breathe.

The wife of a stabbed husband was terrified. She said she was scared because she could tell he was not responding, but he was still there with the fluttering eyes.

Frankie Santos was taken to the hospital, where an hour later he was pronounced dead.

Police are looking for two suspects associated with a dark, full-size GMC or Chevrolet truck. The police still don’t know the motive for the stabbing. The victim’s wife said he was not involved in anything.

She said they were always going to work, gym and home.

Frankie Santos father said he was a family person, who always took care of the family.

Erica Rego, victim’s mother said she wants resolution, she wants justice. Anybody with the information about the murder will be rewarded up to 5000 by his family.