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May 25, 2010 > Milpitas Crime Beat

Milpitas Crime Beat

Courtesy City of Milpitas

Identity Theft
On Tuesday, May 11, a 66-year-old woman reported identity theft. Officers received a text message on her phone asking for personal banking information. She later called Bank of the West to confirm, but discovered the message was a fake message. The incident is under investigation.

Juvenile arrested for possession of knife
On Wednesday, May 12, officers arrested a juvenile on charges of possession of a knife on campus. The 16-year-old male is a Milpitas High School student. He was having an argument when the security guard brought him to the Vice Principal's office. They discovered a folded pocket knife in his pocket. The incident occurred at about 12:15 p.m. at the Escuela Parkway.

Burglary at Kohl's
Officers arrested four female adults and a 17-year-old juvenile on charges of burglary and grand theft that occurred at Kohl's, located at 1150 Great Mall Drive. The incident occurred on Wednesday, May 12, at about 6:50 p.m. Officers said they shoplifted miscellaneous teenage lingerie of various brands, teenage clothing, and children's clothing. The total value was about $700.

Fraud Case
Officers are investigating a fraud case filed by a Milpitas resident on Thursday, May 13, about mail taken from his mailbox. This has been going on for the past two weeks. He said he was expecting a check which had been cashed by an unknown party. Officers said one of his checks has been cashed for several hundred dollars. The incident occurred at 100 block of Heath Street.

Auto burglary
Officers responded to an auto burglary that occurred at Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation at 210 South Hillview Drive. The incident occurred on Thursday, May 13, at approximately 2 p.m. A 1992 Honda was broken into and the car stereo system was stolen. Total value was approximately $500.

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