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A Man Stabbed to Death: The 12th Homicide of the Year

san jose homicideSAN JOSE, California — A man was stabbed to death Saturday morning in San Jose’s 12th homicide of the year, police said.

The stabbing occurred about 4:12 a.m. near San Tomas Aquino Road and Payne Avenue in San Jose.

The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The two other men showed up at an unnamed local hospital shortly afterward. Their wounds were not life-threatening.

One man was detained for questioning.

The motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are currently unknown.

If you have any additional information, you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jesus Mendoza and Detective Todd Jennings of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.

 

Officers Shot Attacking Dog in San Jose

Officers Shoot DogSAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – Officers were called with reports of a disturbance in a neighborhood in San Jose Wednesday morning.

 

When police got to Florence Avenue around 5 in the morning, there were 3 dogs who were trying to attack the officers.

 

The police officers had to open fire and hit a Rottweiler in the paw. The other two dogs got scared and ran back to the yard and hid under a car.

 

None of the cops had any injuries.

 

Animal control was called to the scene and the owner had to take the Rottweiler to the vet.

 

The owner was not happy with the incident and would not cooperate with the cops.

 

 

 

 

 

An Overnight Crash with Semi-Trucks Caused Serious Traffic on I-5 in California

CALIFORNIA — An overnight crash in the Fort Tejon area involving multiple semi-trucks and passenger vehicles is causing serious traffic delays on the northbound 5 Freeway, according to California transportation officials.

 

california crash trafficThe initial crash happened last night around 9 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-5 at the East Escape Ramp when two semi-trucks collided, causing one of them to overturn. This crash resulted in a fire and caused traffic backups, according to the local news.

 

A secondary crash occurred when a semi-truck failed to slow for the traffic created by the initial crash and hit as many as 10 other vehicles.

 

Only minor injuries have been reported.

 

The crash caused serious traffic delays, with one truck driver telling local news that it took him five hours to travel a mile and a half. Transportation officials shut down both directions of I-5 following the crash. The southbound lanes reopened around midnight.

 

Traffic delays of two hours have been reported this morning. Crews are working to clear the crash and reopen the northbound lanes of I-5. There is no clear information when it will happen.

 

A 5-Alarm Blaze Broke Out an Apartment Complex in San Jose

san jose fireSAN JOSE, California — Four people were transported to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and 11 others appeared to suffer minor injuries after a 5-alarm blaze broke out an apartment complex in San Jose Tuesday morning, according to the city’s fire department.

About 20 people were trapped on their second- or third-floor balconies, during the early morning fire at the apartment building located at 2079 McLaughlin Ave. Firefighters worked to both rescue those stranded and gain control of the flames, according to a fire department spokesperson.

The blaze ignited on the 2nd floor and proceeded to take out units on the third floor, according to the spokesperson. 12 units in all were damaged.

The spokesperson said that more than 100 people are displaced as of Tuesday morning.

More than 100 firefighters worked at the scene of the fire, according to the spokesperson.

Further information was not available.

A Driver Injured in Crash with Police in Pursuit on Concord Highway

California CrashCONCORD, California — A reckless driver suffered major injuries but was predicted to survive after crashing on a highway transition ramp while being chased by police early Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened as northbound 242 merged onto eastbound Highway 4 at Port Chicago Highway, the CHP said. The chase began around 3:45 a.m.

 

 

According to the CHP, the driver went by ambulance to a hospital after being ejected from the 2002 Toyota Tacoma he was driving.

Concord police arrested the man but did not have any information immediately about why they pursued the truck.

The CHP closed the transition ramp until 7:10 a.m.

The chase was one of two on that occurred overnight in Contra Costa County.

The Suspect Who Led Police on a Chase Died After Apparent Poisoning

VENTURA, California — A suspect who led police on a chase that ended on the 101 Freeway in Ventura has died after he apparently poisoned himself, the California Highway Patrol said.

California Chase

Authorities had earlier said at least one shot was fired, but CHP now says no shots were fired. The suspect was declared dead at the scene.

The incident began when a check of a vehicle in Oxnard came back with information that the car belonged to a rape suspect, CHP officials said. Officers tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver refused, initiating a chase.

The driver stopped the car in the middle of the northbound 101 Freeway south of Seaward Avenue in Ventura. Police say it is unclear at this time whether the suspect crashed into the center median or if the vehicle came to a stop on its own, but if he hit the median, it was not at a great speed.

No officers were injured.

The suspect was seen motionless outside of the vehicle. The passenger-side glass appeared shattered, and there were glass fragments all over the ground.

Both sides of the 101 Freeway were initially shut down from Sanjon Road to Seaward Avenue. One northbound lane and all southbound lanes were reopened a short time later. It was not known how long the closure would last, according to Ventura police.

A Woman Killed in Crash on Silver Creek Valley Road

SAN JOSE, California — Sunday evening A woman was killed in a crash in front of a busy shopping plaza on Silver Creek Valley Road, according to San Jose police.

 

Police said, the crash was reported at 6:05 p.m. at the intersection at Beaumont Canyon Road, near the Bel Aire Luxury Estates and about a half-mile north of the Silver Creek Valley Country Club.

 

According to an initial investigation, a gray 1998 Toyota vehicle was northbound on Silver Creek Valley Road approaching the intersection at the same time a southbound silver 2004 Mercedes-Benz was turning left into the Bel Aire subdivision. The cars collided, and the Toyota rolled over, ejecting its driver, police said.

 

San Jose Crash

The Toyota driver was rushed to the hospital, where she died from her injuries, police said. Her identity was not immediately released.

 

The man driving the Mercedes stopped at the scene and cooperated with traffic investigators. Police said there was no indication that either driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 

The death of the woman marked as second traffic fatality of the year in San Jose.

 

Additional details were not immediately available. Anyone with information for traffic investigators can contact Officer Kelvin Pham at 408-277-4654.

 

A Guy shot at intersection of Capitol Expressway and Tully Road

San Jose News

SAN JOSE – According to San Jose police a man was shot and wounded because of gunfire in one of the business intersections of San Jose on Tuesday afternoon.

According to San Jose police, the shooting was reported at 12:52 p.m. on southbound Capitol Expressway at Tully Road. Someone in a car occupied by several people opened fire at a car carrying the victim and many other passengers according to an early investigation.

Sgt. Enrique Garcia said that the wounded man was rushed to a hospital, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening,

Police said in a statement. “The motive or circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation. No suspects have been identified or apprehended.”

Southbound Capitol Expressway was narrowed to one open lane while investigators examined the crime scene Tuesday afternoon. Police advised motorists to avoid the area and take alternate routes.

The intersection where the shooting happened sees some of the highest traffic volumes in San Jose. Eastridge Mall is situated near the southeast corner of the intersection, and the other corners are occupied by car dealerships, a shopping plaza, and Reid-Hillview Airport.

 

A Boat is Found Spinning off California Coast Which Left 1 Dead and 1 Missing

California CoastCALIFORNIA (state) — One person was found dead and another is missing after a boat was discovered spinning in circles off the California coast Sunday, officials said.

The 17-foot boat was found around 1 p.m. adrift about 8 miles south of Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay.

A Coast Guard cutter is now searching for Tuan “Tom” Tran, who is predicted to have been operating the vehicle. Harbor personnel found one boater unresponsive earlier in the day near the adrift vessel, which was reported to have two people aboard, including Tran.

When officials originally found the fishing boat, it was spinning in circles out of control.

“Once you lose control of the helm, boats are designed to circle,” said Sgt. John Gonzales with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department. “It’s a steering mechanism. It kind of pulls forward. It pulls to the right or left and it will stay in that circle.”

Officials let the boat run out of fuel before they were able to safely approach it. Officials then towed it to a nearby harbor as part of the investigation.

Gonzales said boat incident appeared to be an accident, but authorities wanted to check to make sure “everything is fine.”

The Deputy Harbormaster believes neither of the two people on the boat was wearing a life jacket.

“I’m not sure if they would have survived in this situation,” said Cary Smith. “But certainly, they would have had their heads above water or long enough for somebody to have seen them.”

Coast Guard officials searched for Tran into Sunday night and planned to continue the investigations into Monday.

 

41st Traffic Fatality in San Jose This Year. 17-year-old Driver Killed in Crash

According to San Jose Police, a 17-year-old driver was killed after a high-speed car crash with a tree on a suburban street in East San Jose on Tuesday morning. And his teen girl passenger was taken to the hospital.

At 6:48 p.m. officers were called to South White Road north of Norwood Avenue for a report that a white Acura TSX hit a tree and that two occupants were trapped inside the vehicle.

Police said the 17-year-old male driver was pronounced dead at the scene that after officers and emergency arrived at the wreck. His passenger, a 17-year-old girl, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries but is anticipated to live.

The driver was not immediately recognized pending notification of his next of kin.

The Acura was reportedly speeding in the northbound left lane past Norwood Avenue when it approached the rear of a black Hyundai Electra according to a primary investigation. Officer Gina Tepoorten said the Acura driver clipped the rear bumper of the Hyundai.

That caused the Acura driver to lose control and go off the roadway and hit a tree on the right side of the street. Tepoorten said the impact sheared the tree.

Tepoorten said that the 23-year-old man driving the Hyundai stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The crash remains under investigation. It is the 41st traffic fatality in San Jose this year.

Anyone with information about the crash can contact San Jose police Officer Brian McMahon at 408-277-4654.