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August 24, 2010 > Milpitas Crime Beat

Milpitas Crime Beat

Submitted By Courtesy of City of Milpitas

Two women arrested for Shoplifting
Two women were arrested for shoplifting at Marshalls Store in the Great Mall. Loss prevention officers spotted a 30-year-old and another 44-year-old woman stealing over $100 worth of merchandise including a bottle of perfume, sandals, children's shoes and men's socks. Both San Jose residents were charged for petty theft.

In a similar incident a 50- year-old Palo Alto resident was charged for shoplifting. She stole $450 worth of jewelry, shoes and headphones from Kohl's store.

Laptop stolen
A 53-year-old woman's backpack containing a laptop computer was stolen. The incident happened in the conference room at Embassy Suites Hotel. No description of the suspect is available so far; the case is under investigation.

Residential burglary at Rocky Mountain Avenue
An unidentified suspect broke into a house on 1600 block of Rocky Mountain Avenue through a window facing the backyard. Although no inventory of stolen merchandise is available at this time, evidence shows that someone did go through drawers and cupboards in the house. A neighbor claims that he witnessed four juveniles ring the front door bell of the house. When no one answered they went around to the backyard.

Suspect arrested for possession of stolen property
A 20-year-old man was arrested on 195 block of South Milpitas Boulevard for possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. He had a stolen license plate on his vehicle. When the suspect was pulled over by law enforcement personnel, he jumped out of the car and fled on foot. Officers eventually located and apprehended him. The suspect had two outstanding warrants for drug charge arrests.

Woman arrested for possession of counterfeit bills
A 22-year-old woman was arrested at Wal-Mart located on Ranch Drive for possession of counterfeit bills. The San Jose resident attempted to make a $20 purchase with a counterfeit $100 bill. After completing that transaction, she took out another $100 bill and asked for change. The clerk became suspicious as the bills "didn't look right." The bills turned out to be counterfeit.

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