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Helpful Resources for Someone Arrested in San Jose

If someone you know has been arrested in San Jose, it can be extremely confusing as to where they are being detained due to the fact that San Jose falls within Santa Clara County. As a result, one must contact the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections to find out about someone who was arrested […]

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Search and Seizure of Cell Phones; The ramifications of Riley v. California

As the world progresses further into the Information Age, human ingenuity and invention continues to bring us significant technological advances in the fields of electronic communication and data storage, and many Americans find themselves relying more and more on this technology as part of the operation of their day-to-day lives. Everything from looking up a […]

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San Jose Woman Arrested in Connection with Car Theft, Kidnapping

On Friday April 12, a 30-year-old San Jose woman was arrested in connection with a March incident involving car theft and the kidnapping of an infant.  Karla Hernandez allegedly stole a Jeep Liberty parked in a San Jose resident’s driveway; an infant was in the back seat. Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of auto theft, […]

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Man Crashes into San Jose Walmart, Attacks Four Customers

On Sunday, an unidentified man drove his vehicle through the front door of a San Jose Walmart store.  Once his car was through the door, he immediately got out of the vehicle, picked up a blunt object inside the store and began assaulting customers, according to Officer Albert Morales of the San Jose Police Department.  […]

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One of Two Suspects Arrested in Violent San Jose Purse Snatching and Robbery

In February, a woman was violently robbed at the Race Street VTA station in San Jose, according to police.  Two suspects were allegedly involved in the purse theft and robbery of the victim, and were captured on VTA surveillance cameras.  After receiving tips from the public, San Jose police were able to locate and arrest […]

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Registered Sex Offender Arrested by San Jose Police on Charge of Burglary

Ryan Kamfolt, a 29-year-old registered sex offender, was arrested on Tuesday, March 5 after allegedly breaking into a woman’s home early that morning and standing over her bed.  The incident took place in South San Jose in a neighborhood located off Tennant Avenue and Monterey Road according to a news article at Mercury News. San […]

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San Jose Man Could Face ‘Three Strikes’ Sentencing if Convicted in Savage Downtown Beating Case

A 54-year-old San Jose man, Edward Leo Brown, was arrested on February 19 for a savage beating that occurred in the downtown area last week.  Brown allegedly attempted to steal a woman’s purse, beating her and then attacking a woman who attempted to come to her defense, according to news reports at Mercury News. Brown […]

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San Jose Firefighters Accidentally Uncover Marijuana Grow Houses

In recent days, San Jose city firefighters have uncovered marijuana growing systems as they have worked to put out fires in several vacant homes; the most recent occurred on Sunday, when firefighters were called to battle a garage fire at a home near North King Road in the 500 block of Scottsville Ct. Police detectives […]

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San Jose Woman Arrested on Fraud Charges While Awaiting Trial on Previous Fraud Charges

Mai Vu, a 53-year-old woman who was awaiting trial on charges of fraud was arrested on Friday, September 7th, on new charges of forgery of deed documents, recording false instruments, elder theft and grand theft by San Jose police officers at her home. According to news reports, the woman was wearing an electronic monitoring anklet […]

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Third Suspect in San Jose Robbery Eludes Police, Two Others Arrested

On Monday September 3, two men were arrested by San Jose police after they were suspected of robbing a medical marijuana dispensary at gunpoint. A third suspect allegedly got away on foot according to news reports. At around 11:00 a.m. on Monday the dispensary located near the 1600 block of Zanker Road in North San […]

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