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Police Investigation: Shooting Incident


On November 2, 2018 at approximately 1:33 p.m. Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department received a suspicious circumstance call in the area of Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd. and Daves Ave. Assisted by Santa Clara County Sheriff’s deputies, a victim was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

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Police Respond to Bank Robbery

On October 30, 2018 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Officers
responded to a bank robbery that occurred at the U.S. Bank located at 14184 Blossom Hill Rd. The lone
suspect described as a white male, approximately 40-50 years old, entered the bank and presented a
demand note to a bank employee. Following the robbery, the suspect fled on foot from the bank with an
undisclosed amount of cash.

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Police Seek Public Assistance in Bank Robber Identification 

On April 9, 2018, at approximately 11:28 a.m. Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Officers responded to a bank robbery that occurred at U.S. Bank, located at 127 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Two suspects entered the bank, approached bank employees while brandishing handguns, and demanded cash. During the commission of the robbery, a customer sustained minor injuries due to physical force caused by one of the suspects. One of the suspects was described by witnesses as approximately 5'8" to 5'1 0" tall, wearing grey Nike running pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and face mask, gloves, sunglasses, and black and red Nike shoes. The second suspect was described as approximately 5'8" to 5' l 0" tall, wearing dark gray pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and face mask, sunglasses, and white running shoes. The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of cash and were seen fleeing from the bank on foot to a possible awaiting vehicle on Victory Lane. The associated vehicle was last seen traveling north on Victory Lane, and was described as a black four door sedan with moderate right front end damage.

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Police Seek Public Assistance in Bank Robber Identification 


On January 8, 2018, at approximately 1:25 p.m. Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Officers responded to a bank robbery that occurred at U.S. Bank located at 127 N. Santa Cruz Ave. A male suspect approached the bank teller, brandished a folding knife, and demanded an undisclosed amount of monies. The suspect was described as a white male 40 to 50 years old, slender build, wearing sunglasses, a gray and blue hooded flannel top, and yellow rain pants. The suspect was last seen fleeing from the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Police Detectives are currently working with other law enforcement agencies in an attempt to identify the suspect and follow up on any possible investigative leads.

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Police Arrest Suspect Communicating and Exchanging Child Pornography with a Minor


Los Gatos, CA-- The Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department arrested Shahriyar Mohammed Reza, 26 year-old resident of the City of Santa Clara, on charges of unlawful communication with a minor, possession of child pornography, arranging to meet a minor for sex acts, and causing a minor to send harmful matter over the internet.
An investigation revealed that the suspect befriended the minor victim through an online social media communication application. The suspect requested illicit images from the victim and made attempts to meet with
. the victim to solicit lewd and lascivious conduct. The Department collaborated with resources from the San Jose Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and continued the investigation which lead to the identification of Reza.
On December 7, 2017, Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Detectives, San Jose Police Department ICAC Task Force, and Santa Clara Police Department Officers arrested Reza without incident in front of his residence in the 3700 block of Lillick Drive in Santa Clara, CA. Reza was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for PC 311.11 (A)- Possession of Child Pornography, PC 647.6 (A)(1)- Annoy and Molest a Minor, PC 288.3 (A)- Communicate with a Minor to Commit a Felony, and PC 288.4 (B)- Arranging to Meet a Minor.

 
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