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Recent Crime News
Wednesday Apr 20 | via My Mother Lode
Prosecutors have cleared a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy in the 2013 fatal shooting of a mentally ill man outside a Saratoga tech company. The San Jose Mercury News reports the District Attorney's Office found Deputy Aldo Groba had reason to believe 43-year-old Brandon Marshall was armed with a potentially deadly weapon when he shot him once after Marshall hit him with a kubotan -- a spikelike weapon. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 20 | via Saratoga News
Saratoga is not the only city experiencing a noticeable rise in property crime and residential burglaries, but while the city remains among the safest in the state, the uptick has left a number of residents rattled and concerned for their safety. In reports released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, break-ins and thefts are a common sight week after week, with items such as jewelry, electronics and cash favored by the criminals. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 19 | via The Campbell Reporter
A Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy acted reasonably when he shot and killed a mentally ill man after being attacked with a small weapon outside a Saratoga tech company in 2013, according to a report released Tuesday by the District Attorney's Office. The report comes four months after the county reached a $2 million civil settlement with the family of Brandon Marshall, a 43-year-old Roku employee who was killed during an encounter outside the company office. Comment?
Mar 20, 2016 | via National Geographic
When it comes to illegal ivory, it's usually elephants that make the news. In this case, it's the narwhal . Comment?
Mar 17, 2016 | via Saratoga News
A Saratoga man faces several years of imprisonment and hefty fines for selling art objects made of elephant ivory on the international market, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Shahram "Ron" Roohparvar, 61, was charged with three counts of wildlife trafficking and smuggling, according to the DOJ. Comment?
Mar 16, 2016 | via Saratoga News
Stolen vehicle--On March 5 at 11:21 a.m. in the area of Prospect and Parker Ranch roads. Deputies located an individual near an abandoned stolen vehicle who allegedly admitted to stealing and driving the vehicle. Comment?
Mar 16, 2016 | via Los Gatos Weekly-Times
Drunk--On March 13 at 12:44 a.m. at University Avenue and Highway 9. A man was arrested for being drunk in public. Grand theft--On March 12 at 3:38 p.m. on Villa Avenue. Comment?
Mar 10, 2016 | via Saratoga News
A coins and antiques dealer was arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged international elephant ivory trafficking scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. According to an indictment unsealed Wednesday, Roohparvar illegally sold two ivory carvings and one ivory statute to customers in New Zealand and Australia between 2012 and 2015. Comment?
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