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Los Gatos Sheriff's, Fire Reports: Broom, Utility Pole Ignite

A look at various Santa Clara County sheriff's and fire department incidents Oct. 6-22, 2012.

Vehicle Code Violations

  • Jason Bower, 35, of Soquel, 9:18 p.m. Oct. 6, at Summit and Mountain Charlie roads in Los Gatos, for an infraction due to operating a motor vehicle upon a highway when the windshield or rear window is in such a defective condition as to impair the driver’s vision either to the front or rear and misdemeanor driving with privileges suspended or revoked.
  • Nicholas Overson 30, of San Jose, 11:57 p.m. Aug. 18, at Highway 17 and Bear Creek Road in Los Gatos, for misdemeanor driving with privileges suspended or revoked and having an expired registration.

Property Fire

  • An electrical malfunction in the attic of a home at 114 Dardanelli Lane in Los Gatos caused a small blaze that spread to the fiber insulation at 7:19 p.m. Oct. 8. The fire caused about 1,000 in property loss.
  • A dumpster or other outside trash receptacle caught on fire at 1:57 p.m. Oct. 9 at 350 De Soto Drive in Los Gatos. Cause of fire is undetermined.
  • A broom caught on fire at 8:59 a.m. Oct. 18 at 18191 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road in Los Gatos. Cause of fire is undetermined.
  • A utility pole caught on fire at 9:19 a.m. Oct. 22 at Twin Oaks Drive in Los Gatos. The blaze was caused when a transformer tripped and burned the service line. Cause of the fire is believed to be equipment failure.
Lucas October 27, 2012 at 06:37 PM
"A broom caught on fire at 8:59 a.m. Oct. 18 at 18191 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road in Los Gatos. Cause of fire is undetermined." I wonder if a witch was involved?
Sheila Sanchez October 27, 2012 at 07:10 PM
My thoughts, too! Almost did a separate story on that one! Thanks for reading!
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz October 28, 2012 at 07:46 AM
LOL! Now that's funny!
Shannon Stohr November 02, 2012 at 08:08 AM
HA HA thats a good one!
Sheila Sanchez November 02, 2012 at 04:22 PM
I wonder if these become fodder for Jay Leno!? Have you seen that segment on his show. He makes fun of these types of blotters. Ha, ha. :)

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