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Teen sought in Heiser slaying

GILROY— In Gilroy’s first murder of 2015, police have charged a San Jose woman, 19, with the Feb. 16 killing of Robert Heiser, 56, in his home and are hunting for a 17-year-old girl they believe was one of as many as three accomplices.

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San Jose woman charged in Gilroy's first homicide of 2015
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 10:46 am

UPDATE: For the latest story on the developing homicide case, click here.

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Police rule suspicious death a homicide
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 10:46 am

UPDATE: For the latest story on the developing homicide case, click here.

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Police investigate ‘suspicious death’
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 10:43 am

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 56-year-old Robert Joseph Heiser, of Gilroy. For the latest story on the developing case police have ruled a homicide, click here.

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Gilroy's Most Wanted
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 9:25 am

Authorities are asking anyone with information concerning these individuals to call the Gilroy Police Department at (408) 846-0350.

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Parents of Audrie Pott demand expulsions
Updated: February 16, 2015 - 10:15 am

GILROY—The parents of a Saratoga teen who killed herself in 2012 after photos were taken and shared online of her being sexually abused while unconscious have called for the expulsion of the trio that pleaded guilty last year to the crime.

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Police blotter: Eluding a pursuing officer, DUI
Posted: February 11, 2015

The Gilroy Police Department made arrests for a wide range of crimes this past week, including failure to register as a sex offender, embezzlement, carrying a concealed firearm and eluding a pursuing police officer. Arrests were recorded in the GPD blotter between Jan. 31 and Feb. 8. Following a shift in official policy, the Dispatch will no longer be publishing the names of suspects as they appear in the arrest logs for the purposes of the police blotter.

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Coroner identifies Gilroy man killed in Feb. 3 solo vehicle collision
Posted: February 06, 2015

GILROY—The Gilroy man who was killed Tuesday night when his SUV collided with a tree has been identified as 28-year-old Jack Edwin Adams, according to the Santa Clara County Coroner-Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Two-vehicle collision on U.S. 101 claims life of Gilroy woman
Updated: February 09, 2015 - 10:22 am

A Friday morning collision on U.S. 101 in Gilroy claimed the life of a 57-year-old local woman, according to the California Highway Patrol. She has been identified as Christina Cary, of Gilroy, the Santa Clara County Coroner-Medical Examiner said Monday.

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Vehicle smashes into tree, killing lone occupant
Updated: February 04, 2015 - 5:46 pm

A 28-year-old Gilroy man died when the vehicle he was driving within city limits shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday collided with a tree, according to Sgt. Pedro Espinoza with the Gilroy Police Department. Authorities are withholding his name pending notification of next of kin, he said.

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Gilroy man charged with vehicular manslaughter after striking, killing motorcyclist
Updated: February 03, 2015 - 6:32 pm

A local man accused of vehicular manslaughter for striking and killing a 45-year-old Gilroy motorcyclist in an October traffic accident was arraigned Tuesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

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DUI crackdown planned for Super Bowl Sunday
Posted: January 30, 2015

SOUTH COUNTY—Multiple law enforcement agencies will be on the lookout for impaired drivers Super Bowl Sunday with five Roving DUI Saturation Patrols during and following the Feb. 1 championship game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

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Firefighters contain residential fire along Pacheco Pass
Updated: February 03, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Firefighters have contained a residential fire that sparked just after noon Thursday in a home on the 2000 block of Pacheco Pass in Gilroy, CalFire Battalion Chief Jim Crawford said.

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Downtown furniture store yields $2 million pot bust
Updated: February 12, 2015 - 4:15 pm

A Gilroy man was arrested and charged with growing more than 1,000 marijuana plants behind the façade of a furniture store in the heart of downtown Gilroy, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Owner asks for help finding horse with special needs
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 10:43 am

More than a week has passed since Diana Armbruster discovered her family's beloved 17-year-old Arabian mare missing from their south Gilroy home.

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