A San Jose Police Department (SJPD) spokesperson said almost 40 people were arrested over Cinco de Mayo weekend for things ranging from weapons charges to public intoxication. Also taken into custody were approximately one dozen minors. The juveniles were found guilty of violating curfew.
ABC News reported the SJPD came into the weekend well prepared and was able to anticipate many problems based on occurrances from years past. Many of the incidents related to over-indulgence. Fist fights, gridlocked traffic and public drunkenness were among the weekend’s most notable problems.
This is not to say the weekend was without major incidents. On Saturday evening police responded to a report indicating shots has been fired. The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for “potentially life-threatening injuries”. Additional details on the shooting have not yet been released. The suspect remains at large.
The San Jose Police Department wants to remind residents that citizens can submit crime tips anonymously using smart phones and iPhones. By downloading and using an application called TipSoft, people can submit tips, video and photographs directly to the SJPD. Each message sent is digitally encripted to ensure the identity of the sender is protected. Fully anonymous two-way communication and virtual chat is also available when both parties are on-line.