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March 22, 2011 > Attempted kidnapping, suspect arrested

Attempted kidnapping, suspect arrested

Submitted by Sgt Daryl Sequeira, Milpitas PD
Photo Courtesy of Milpitas PD

A suspect attempted to kidnap a girl while trying to entice two other girls to take a ride in his vehicle on Tuesday, March 15. A staff member at Milpitas High School reported the incident at about 2:30 p.m. to an on-site Milpitas Police Department School Resource Officer.

Police have identified the suspect as Ephremjay Uganda Chambers, a 33 year old homeless man, who fled in a van, northbound on Interstate 880. Following a collision with another vehicle on I-880, the suspect continued driving and California Highway Patrol officers took over the pursuit. Chambers left the freeway in Union City and was arrested. It was later determined that the van was an unreported stolen vehicle taken from a residence in San Jose.

Chambers was taken to a hospital for minor injuries sustained while resisting arrest. He has been booked into the Santa Clara County main jail and charged for attempted kidnapping; annoying a minor; assaulting a peace officer; felony evading; hit & run; auto theft, and resisting arrest.

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