Los Gatos Weekly Times

July 25, 2014

Los Gatos Weekly Times

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Silicon Valley Community Newspapers $1.00 1 8 3 www.community-newspapers.com $1.00 Los Gatos Little League 11-year-olds claim Section 5 championship + 27 Vol. 131, No. 30 Friday, July 25, 2014 An edition of the BY JUDY PETERSON In a big city, 11 auto burglaries in six days might not be a big deal. But in a town the size of Los Gatos, the figure seems to jump out at you, especially when the police log says a woman's purse or a man's wallet was stolen. Indeed, in the cases cited above three purses, one wallet, a bag and several valuables were among the items listed as stolen. To add insult to injury, many of the recent burglaries involved thieves breaking vehicle windows to get at the loot. The addresses where the auto burglaries occurred crisscross town from Oka Road to S. Santa Cruz Av- enue, and Blossom Hill to Los Gatos Boulevard. Yet another auto burglary was reported July 17 on Tait Avenue, where former Los Gatos residents Doug and Marianne Hamilton were visiting friends. "We went out to get into our car and found that it had been broken into," Marianne Hamilton said. "Doug had left his wallet in the car, and it was emptied of everything. The credit card charges are rolling in. They're almost all AUTO BURGLARS STRIKE 11 TIMES IN LOS GATOS, AND THEY'RE ALL OVER TOWN Auto theft is a crime of opportunity, says LG-MS police Sgt. Clint Tada A NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPH BY GEORGE SAKKESTAD Wooden Wooden It Be Nice? Nice? Los Gatos resident Syd Dunton stands between his two wood sculptures—'Movement,' on the left, and 'Tumbling.' Dunton is a member of the South Bay Wood Workers organization. South Bay Wood Workers South Bay Wood Workers combine creativity with artistry combine creativity with artistry page 16 page 16 Auto, page 12

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