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August 10, 2010 > Milpitas Crime Beat

Milpitas Crime Beat

Submitted By Courtesy of the City of Milpitas

Identity theft
A 27-year-old Oakland resident was arrested for possession of fraudulent account information. She was charged with forgery and identity theft. The incident happened on Tuesday, July 27 when the woman entered the Neiman Marcus store, located at 1230 Great Mall Drive and selected approximately $1,200 worth of merchandise for purchase. She attempted to buy the items using another person's credit card and identification. A check of the account information revealed it had been 'flagged' as fraudulent. She was detained by store security and Milpitas police were called.

Drink and Dash
On Tuesday, July 27, a 39-year-old Milpitas resident went to the Safeway store located at 551 E. Calaveras Boulevard and selected two bottles of alcoholic beverages. An employee of the store then observed the subject going into the store's men's bathroom. When the resident came out of the bathroom, he no longer had the bottles with him and loss prevention employees detained him as he exited the store. An employee checked the bathroom and found both bottles, one empty, the other still two-thirds full.

Residential Burglary
Between 2:30 p.m. and midnight of Monday, July 26, an unknown suspect pried open a ground floor rear window at a residence, located on the 2100 block of Cuesta Drive in Milpitas. After gaining access into the home the suspect stole a television, computer and camera lenses.

Laundry Room Coin Boxes Cleaned Out
During the weekend of July 24 through July 26, an unknown suspect broke the doorknobs of laundry rooms on the second, third and fourth floors of an apartment complex located at 81 Milhalakis Street. The suspect then cut open the coin boxes on all the washers and removed approximately $400 worth of coins. The case is under investigation.

Dine and Dash
An unknown adult male and female, walked out on an $80 food bill at 10:24 p.m. on Friday, July 26 from the Black Angus steakhouse, located at 275 Ranch Drive.

Armed Robbery
On Sunday, July 25 at 1:15 a.m. a male resident of the 700 block of Park Place in Milpitas, was walking toward his home after having parked his car, when an unknown suspect ran up to him with a pistol in hand, and demanded the victim's wallet. The suspect is described as a black male, in his twenties, approximately 5' 9" tall and thin build. Victim gave the assailant $40 cash, after which the suspect fled on foot.

Fraud
On Saturday, July 24, two males, between 20-30 years old, working out of a maroon van parked in the Best Buy parking lot located at 63 Ranch Drive, approached a man with an offer to sell him a television set for $400. After receiving $400 in cash, the suspects gave the man a television set, sealed in a box. On arriving home the man opened the box and discovered that it only contained blocks of wood. The victim subsequently reported the incident to Milpitas police.

Clothing theft
A 36-year-old man was arrested on Friday, July 23 at the Off 5th Saks store, 1330 Great Mall Drive, after attempting to leave the store without paying for two pairs of jeans he had stuffed in his backpack. Loss prevention personnel observed the subject as he selected two pair of jeans total valued at $309. Using wire cutters, he removed the jeans' security tags, and zipped the jeans into his backpack. Loss prevention intercepted him as he was attempting to leave the store without paying for the merchandise.

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