A San Jose police officer has been arrested and charged with raping a woman whom he had just dropped off at a hotel after responding to a domestic disturbance last year, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
An hours-long police standoff involving a suspected burglar who attacked three officers near San Jose City College Tuesday morning ended when the suspect was taken into custody early Tuesday afternoon, a police spokesman said.
Patrick William Brennan, a 48-year-old San Jose resident, was arrested Wednesday evening. He is suspected of lighting about a dozen fires in the downtown area since last week.
San Jose police officers have overwhelmingly approved a new contract offer, which provides a 10 percent raise over three years following almost a year of bitter labor negotiations.
The San Jose Police Department has started a new method of documenting “limited detentions,” or stops in which people are temporarily ordered to sit on a curb or in a police cruiser during an investigation, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.
San Jose’s police union is shooting down the latest contract offer from the city, presented Thursday.
After scouring an East San Jose neighborhood for hours, police have arrested a suspect in an attempted robbery and shooting at a nearby check-cashing business Thursday morning.
Violent crime in San Jose fell by more than 10 percent during the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2012, although homicides rose by 33 percent, police reported Wednesday.
A woman suspected in a series of convenience store robberies and two other people, including a pregnant woman, were arrested in San Jose early Tuesday after a brief police chase, authorities said.
The San Jose police officer who shot and killed a suspect as he tried to ram the officer with a car was also involved in a previous shooting, according to authorities.