Morgan Hill Police received a tip March 8 about the man’s suspicious behavior and possible possession of illegal weapons, reads a press release from MHPD.
“The fact that the firearm discharged and caused injury to M. Doe was an unfortunate accident that does not expose Sgt. Norman to criminal liability,” the DA’s report concludes.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up March 17, Morgan Hill Police are reminding revelers to stay sober if they’re planning on driving during the holiday.
Anyone who thinks their vehicle was struck by an object on SR-152 in this area and during the specified time frame is asked to file a police report with the CHP office, if they have not already done so, authorities urged.
The judge also ordered a restraining order against Bobian, prohibiting him from being within 300 yards of his accuser for at least one year.
The suspect vehicle was last seen leaving the area toward Monterey Road with multiple occupants.
In a brief arraignment at San Jose’s Hall of Justice, Judge Cynthia Sevely raised 43-year-old Sharwian Bobian’s bail from $101,000 to $275,000 and appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent him.
The Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction over the investigation because the alleged crime took place in unincorporated South County, began canvassing local homeless encampments on Monday as soon as the DA filed a rape charge.
Prosecutors changed their minds this week and obtained the warrant to arrest Bobian.
The driver of the Charger is described as a female age 16-18, wearing sunglasses and her hair in a bun.