Police records: burglary suspects arrested; vehicle break-ins – Morgan Hill Times

Morgan Hill Police have arrested two suspects who were seen loitering in a “suspicious vehicle” near a local construction site, authorities said.

At approximately 3:14 a.m. on Feb. 8, an MHPD sergeant patrolling the Hale Avenue Extension construction site observed the suspicious vehicle, a Feb. 11 post on the police department’s Facebook page said. The officer contacted the occupants of the vehicle and learned that both had arrest warrants for burglary allegations.

During a search, the sergeant found a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun inside the driver’s jacket, police said. Stolen credit cards, narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia were also found in the vehicle.

The two suspects were arrested on suspicion of being felons in possession of a loaded firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of narcotics and felony warrants, the message from the MHPD on social media. The suspects were incarcerated at the Santa Clara County Jail. Authorities have not released the names of the suspects.

More traffic control

The Morgan Hill Police Department has begun beefing up traffic enforcement in an effort to reduce traffic complaints, a post on the MHPD’s Facebook page says. The increased enforcement is expected to take place particularly on the Monterey Road corridor which runs through downtown Morgan Hill and continues north and south.

Enforcement efforts will take place across the city during morning and evening commute hours, a Feb. 10 post on the MHPD’s Facebook page said.

“The Morgan Hill Police Department would like to remind everyone to reduce their speed, watch out for pedestrians and cyclists, watch out for loud stereos and modified exhausts, and always wear their seat belts when driving in city,” the social media post reads. “With everyone’s help, we can reduce accidents and keep everyone safe!”

Vehicle break-ins are on the rise

Police have reported an increase in vehicle break-ins and thefts from parked cars in residential areas of Morgan Hill.

The recent increase in thefts has happened overnight and the suspects are targeting trucks and work vans, the Morgan Hill Police Department posted on Facebook Feb. 9. The burglars stole power tools and other equipment from the vehicles.

MHPD officers have collected more than 10 reports of vehicle break-ins or break-ins in the past two weeks, authorities said.

“Reduce your chances of becoming a victim by always ensuring your vehicle is locked, your alarm is set, and remove all valuables,” the MHPD post explains.

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