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April 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
Investigators have searched the Las Vegas home of a woman who claimed she scooped up a finger along with her chili at a Wendy's restaurant last month. The San Jose Police Department, working with its counterparts in Las Vegas, served the warrant Wednesday as part of the investigation into how a finger ended up in Anna Ayala's bowl of chili. "We are looking into every aspect in this case," San Jose police spokeswoman Gina Tepoorten said.
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March 11, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Jose's police chief called allegations that an officer committed a forcible rape while on duty "very troubling. " "This is an extremely serious allegation, and if proven true, the officer will be held accountable," San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel said. "While this incident is very troubling and tugs at our integrity, it is an isolated incident and by no means a reflection of our officers who perform their duties with honor and professionalism on a daily basis.
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October 27, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The father of a gang member-turned-state's-evidence was gunned down over the weekend in what investigators say was revenge or intimidation, but the son, Truong Dinh, testified in Van Nuys as scheduled Monday against the notorious Asian Boyz street gang. Dong Dinh, 64, answered the door at his north San Jose home Friday night and was shot to death execution-style by an unknown assailant. Police said there were no witnesses.
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March 11, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Jose police officer has been charged with committing a forcible rape while on duty, Santa Clara County prosecutors said Tuesday. According to the district attorney's office, Officer Geoffrey Graves and three other officers had responded on Sept. 22, 2013, to a call of a family disturbance. The officers  determined both spouses had been drinking but that no crime had occurred. However, the wife, a hotel maid, told officers of a nearby hotel where she had previously worked and where she wished to spend the night.
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November 14, 1997 | From Associated Press
The body of a San Jose police officer was found on a grassy hillside in the Santa Cruz Mountains on Thursday, four days after his wife's body was found in the trunk of her car with her throat slashed. Coroner's investigators would not say whether officer Tom Harris died of a self-inflicted wound or under other circumstances. Sheriff's deputies and bloodhounds found Harris, a 15-year veteran of the force, after locating his abandoned car at 10:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
At least four people were injured Sunday afternoon after a man crashed into a San Jose Walmart, exited the vehicle, picked up a blunt object from inside the store and began to assault customers, police said. The man drove a red two-door car between 10 and 20 feet into the store on the east side of the city about 11:15 a.m., said Officer Albert Morales, of the San Jose Police Department. Authorities have not released the identity of the man. One of the customers suffered a serious injury and was taken to a local hospital.
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February 22, 1988 | KATHERINE M. GRIFFIN, Times Staff Writer
A controversial new program to bill drunk driving suspects for the costs of their arrests, regardless of whether they are eventually convicted, has drawn fire from defense attorneys who say it is unconstitutional. "In this society, before you have to fork over money to the government, you're entitled to some due process," said Harry Robertson, an attorney in private practice in San Jose. "In this case, the officer writing the citation is all the due process you're going to get." However, Lt.
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March 31, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
A man was under arrest in San Jose after a bizarre car crash and attack Sunday at a Walmart. Police are investigating what motivated the man to drive into the busy store. “We don't know if there was an intended target or not,” said Officer Albert Morales, of the San Jose Police Department. At least four people were injured when the suspect crashed into the Walmart , exited the vehicle, picked up a blunt object from inside the store and began to assault customers, police said.
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February 25, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Police Chief Bill Lansdowne said Tuesday that he will retire effective Monday, after 10 years as chief. Lansdowne, 69, became chief here in 2003 after serving as chief in San Jose and Richmond. Lansdowne talked recently for an hour with Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer but said that Faulconer did not request his resignation. Faulconer will be sworn in Monday. The San Diego department, with 1,856 sworn officers, has long been considered one of the nation's best, particularly in the technique of community oriented policing in which police and residents meet frequently to discuss problems.
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October 27, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The father of a gang member-turned-state's-evidence was gunned down over the weekend in what investigators say was revenge or intimidation, but the son, Truong Dinh, testified in Van Nuys as scheduled Monday against the notorious Asian Boyz street gang. Dong Dinh, 64, answered the door at his north San Jose home Friday night and was shot to death execution-style by an unknown assailant. Police said there were no witnesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Police Chief Bill Lansdowne said Tuesday that he will retire effective Monday, after 10 years as chief. Lansdowne, 69, became chief here in 2003 after serving as chief in San Jose and Richmond. Lansdowne talked recently for an hour with Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer but said that Faulconer did not request his resignation. Faulconer will be sworn in Monday. The San Diego department, with 1,856 sworn officers, has long been considered one of the nation's best, particularly in the technique of community oriented policing in which police and residents meet frequently to discuss problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
At least four people were injured Sunday afternoon after a man crashed into a San Jose Walmart, exited the vehicle, picked up a blunt object from inside the store and began to assault customers, police said. The man drove a red two-door car between 10 and 20 feet into the store on the east side of the city about 11:15 a.m., said Officer Albert Morales, of the San Jose Police Department. Authorities have not released the identity of the man. One of the customers suffered a serious injury and was taken to a local hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
A man was under arrest in San Jose after a bizarre car crash and attack Sunday at a Walmart. Police are investigating what motivated the man to drive into the busy store. “We don't know if there was an intended target or not,” said Officer Albert Morales, of the San Jose Police Department. At least four people were injured when the suspect crashed into the Walmart , exited the vehicle, picked up a blunt object from inside the store and began to assault customers, police said.
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April 23, 2005 | Maria L. La Ganga and Ann M. Simmons, Times Staff Writers
A woman who said she found a human finger in her bowl of Wendy's chili has been arrested and charged with attempted grand theft, but police said Friday that the monthlong mystery surrounding the owner of the digit and how it cropped up in the chili remained unsolved. Anna Ayala, 39, was taken into custody Thursday night at her Las Vegas home and held without bail at the Clark County Jail in Nevada, according to jailhouse records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
Investigators have searched the Las Vegas home of a woman who claimed she scooped up a finger along with her chili at a Wendy's restaurant last month. The San Jose Police Department, working with its counterparts in Las Vegas, served the warrant Wednesday as part of the investigation into how a finger ended up in Anna Ayala's bowl of chili. "We are looking into every aspect in this case," San Jose police spokeswoman Gina Tepoorten said.
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May 8, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The NAACP asked San Jose police Monday to put video cameras in squad cars and increase sensitivity training for officers after the president of the group's Silicon Valley chapter said he was treated rudely while being questioned. Rick Callender said his branch of the civil rights organization has received more than 20 complaints about San Jose officers' behavior in the last three months. Callender was stopped April 24 as he and Rod Diridon Jr.
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April 16, 1999 | JULIE HA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After receiving nearly 1,000 calls so far, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California is launching a statewide campaign to alert motorists to its 6-month-old "Driving While Black or Brown" hotline number. The hotline takes complaints from African American or Latino drivers who believe they were stopped, and perhaps even searched, by law enforcement officials because of their race.
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March 11, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Jose's police chief called allegations that an officer committed a forcible rape while on duty "very troubling. " "This is an extremely serious allegation, and if proven true, the officer will be held accountable," San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel said. "While this incident is very troubling and tugs at our integrity, it is an isolated incident and by no means a reflection of our officers who perform their duties with honor and professionalism on a daily basis.
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October 26, 1999 | From Associated Press
A police helicopter on a maintenance flight crashed in the middle of a city street Monday, killing both people on board. The pilot had not indicated any problems before the 3:45 p.m. crash, said San Jose police spokesman Rubens Dalaison. The first word of trouble came from 911 calls phoned in by people near the crash site, about 2 miles west of San Jose's airport and three blocks from Interstate 880.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1999 | JULIE HA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After receiving nearly 1,000 calls so far, the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California is launching a statewide campaign to alert motorists to its 6-month-old "Driving While Black or Brown" hotline number. The hotline takes complaints from African American or Latino drivers who believe they were stopped, and perhaps even searched, by law enforcement officials because of their race.
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