August 2, 2021


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Santa Clara home-owner shoots alleged prowler who kicked open up doorway

A 51-calendar year-outdated Santa Clara homeowner shot an alleged prowler who law enforcement say was sneaking close to in the yard and then broke a window and kicked in the back again doorway to get in. 

Santa Clara law enforcement explained that the suspect, Spencer Olson, 26, of Los Gatos, was taken to the hospital just after he was shot on Sunday early morning and then arrested on theft charges.

Police said the home-owner has been cooperative.

Law enforcement said that the sleeping home owner had been awakened by Olson just before 2 a.m. in the 1000 block of Santa Clara Street.

He then known as law enforcement to say a male was in his backyard and then commenced pounding and kicking in doors and home windows.

When Olson “forcibly kicked open a rear door,” police reported the homeowner fired “several shots” at him. 

On July 6, a similar problem occurred in the North Bay. 

A home owner eating breakfast with his spouse read a person kicking open his doorway and breaking in to his dwelling on his surveillance digital camera.

He then shot the intruder 2 times with his legally owned .357 Magnum, according to a Facebook put up from Councilwoman Catherine Moy. 

The suspect fled the dwelling and collapsed throughout the avenue. Police said they discovered a loaded semi-computerized handgun with an prolonged magazine upcoming to his physique.

If any person has data with regards to the Santa Clara incident, they should really get hold of Detective Sergeant Jake Malae at (408) 615-4846, Detective Adam Wilson at (408) 615-4818 or via the Anonymous Idea Line at (408)615-4Idea (4847).