So drunk, they didn't know where they were
Police arrested an allegedly impaired driver and his two passengers who were so intoxicated “they didn’t even know where they were” early Saturday morning, according to authorities.
About 1:57 a.m. Saturday, an officer pulled over an unidentified make and model of car near Church Street and Myrtle Avenue in Morgan Hill for a vehicle code violation, according to MHPD Sgt. Bill Norman.
The driver, Mario Gonzalez, 35, appeared to be intoxicated, so the officer ran field sobriety tests and arrested him on suspicion of DUI, Norman said.
During the traffic stop, the officer also determined the two male passengers were “very intoxicated,” Norman added. They were “taken into protective custody” until they sobered up.
One of the passengers gave a false name during the arrest, but police ran his fingerprints anyway and determined he had an outstanding warrant for DUI, Norman said.
The suspect gave the name Romualdo Teofilo, 32, to police, but Norman did not know what his actual name was.
The other passenger who was taken into custody was Juan Guadarrama, 22, police said.
Man suicidal and combative
Officers were “covered in blood” after responding to a call reporting a suicidal person who had slit his wrist and became combative when police arrived, authorities said.
About 10:56 p.m. Saturday, Morgan Hill police responded to the call on the 200 block of West Dunne Avenue, Sgt. Bill Norman said.
When they arrived, they saw Daniel Valdez, 30, in his backyard making suicidal threats and “bleeding all over the place” due to the self-inflicted cut to his wrist, Norman said. He was also intoxicated.
Valdez did not comply with the officers, and had to be restrained in order for paramedics to provide medical aid, police said. “He ended up wrestling around” with the officers, Norman said.
Valdez was eventually transported to an area hospital where he was held for a psychiatric evaluation.
Three cars burglarized at Strixe
At least three vehicles were burglarized in the parking lot of Strixe Lounge at Tennant Station within a three-hour period Friday night, police said.
The unidentified, unknown suspect in all three incidents forced his or her way into the cars by smashing the front passenger’s side window, MHPD Sgt. Bill Norman said.
The thefts happened sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.
The victim in the first incident, in which a 2006 Honda was burglarized, said the suspect had gone though the inside of the car, but was unable to say at the time of the call if anything had been stolen, Norman said.
In the other two burglaries, the thief or thieves stole a purse from each vehicle - a 2003 Dodge and a 2004 Honda, Norman said. In both of those incidents, the owner left the purse sitting on the front passenger’s seat - the same seat whose window was smashed out by the suspect or suspects.