December 13, 2011 > Residential burglaries
Submitted By Sgt. David Ostrander, Milpitas PD
On November 8 at 4:07 p.m. Milpitas Police Department detectives and officers initiated surveillance on a suspicious vehicle in the 2000 block of Seacliff Drive, Milpitas. The occupants entered the backyards of two residences on Seacliff Drive and then returned to their car. The suspects drove around the neighborhood and into neighborhoods in north San Jose, just over the Milpitas border.
While officers where conducting follow-up investigations on Seacliff Drive, the officers conducting surveillance saw the vehicle stop in front of a residence in the 1200 block of Burnham Dr. and exit their car. Several minutes later the occupants exited from the backyard carrying a large pillowcase with property inside. They got into the suspect vehicle and fled onto Sierra Road. Milpitas officers checked the residence on Burnham Dr. and discovered it had been burglarized. Uniformed Milpitas PD officers stopped the suspect vehicle and arrested the four teenage males. Property valued at approximately $10,000 was recovered from the suspects and vehicle and returned to the victim.
Officers following-up on Seacliff Drive discovered the suspects attempted to gain entry into two homes.
All four juveniles were booked at the Santa Clara Juvenile Hall for Burglary, Prowling, and Conspiracy. One of the juveniles was also booked for Possession of Burglary Tools and Possession of Ecstacy.
The Milpitas Police Department encourages all citizens to immediately report suspicious activity occurring in their neighborhoods. Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp