On-Line Crime & Incident Report Form

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What is the On-Line Crime & Incident Report Form used for?
The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno On-Line Crime & Incident Report Form is typically used to report crimes with NO suspect information. Information which would likely lead to the identification of a suspect should be reported immediately to a Police Officer by calling the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department at (408) 354-8600.


What happens after I submit the form?
After completing the on-line report, you will receive a report number via email within 10 working days. DO NOT CALL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO REQUEST A REPORT NUMBER.
If you do not receive a report number within 10 working days, please call: (408) 827-3209.
If you cannot wait the 10 days to get the report number, please do not make a report using this on-line form.

Contact Information
Victim Information
Demographic Information


Crime & Incident Information - Glossary of Terms
Please refer to the following definitions when completing the next section:

Petty Theft
Taking of personal property with a value of $400 and under.

Grand Theft
Taking of personal property with a value of $950 and over.

Vandalism
Damaging, destroying, or defacing personal property of another with a value less than $400.

Bicycle Theft
Theft of any bicycle.

Car Burglary (cold)
Theft from a locked vehicle. It is considered "cold" when there is no suspect information and the crime is not witnessed, or the report is for insurance purposes. Use either petty theft or grand theft depending upon the value of the loss, if the car was unlocked.

Lost/Stolen Property
Lost property case is when property has been misplaced and the elements of a crime are not present, but a report is desired either for insurance purposes or so the owner can be identified if the property is found.

Harassing Phone Calls
Harassing calls are repeated phone calls during the day, evening, or middle of the night from a person you do not know, with an intent to annoy you and your family your home, business, or on your cell phone.


Crime & Incident Information




Description of Incident


If there was a vehicle involved (not suspect vehicle), please complete the following:

IMPORTANT NOTE
Knowingly submitting a false crime report is a misdemeanor under California State Penal Code 148.5 PC and is punishable by 6 month in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both.

What will the Police Department do when they receive my on-line form?
After your on-line crime and incident report has been received, the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department will:

1. Assign it a report number.

2. May contact you to verify the accuracy of the report or to clarify any information. These contacts are typically done via email.

After your report has been accepted, the Police Department will contact you with the assigned report number and verification that the report has been received. If you need to obtain a copy of this report, please contact Records and Communications at (408) 354-5257, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. You will be required to pay a $21.00 fee.

Unless the crime you are reporting is a part of a crime trend in your area, or the Police Department has developed additional information, you will probably NOT be contacted by an officer or investigator.

 
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