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February 14, 2012 > Milpitas Police arrest prowling suspects

Milpitas Police arrest prowling suspects

Submitted By Officer Trish Young, Milpitas PD

On February 6 at 12:22 p.m., a resident called Milpitas Police department to report seeing two teenagers walk up to the door of a residence while a third teenager remained on the sidewalk in front of the residence. While standing at the door, the two teenagers checked the front door to see if it was locked, and looked through the door's window into the residence. The two teenagers noticed the resident was watching them, and immediately walked away, along with the third teenager. The resident watched them as officers responded to the area, updating the dispatcher on their location as they left the area.

Milpitas Police Officers arrived within minutes and located the teenagers several blocks away from where they were first spotted. The teenagers were detained and identified as Milpitas High School students. Milpitas High School confirmed that all three of the teenagers were truants. The two teenagers who approached the residence were arrested for prowling.

Chief of Police Dennis Graham lauded the reporting party, stating: "Alert citizens like the caller in this case have been a tremendous help to us in reducing the number of residential burglaries that might have otherwise occurred over the last year. Our officers, with excellent response times, have partnered with the community in an exciting way to make dozens of arrests like this. Thank you Milpitas residents!"

The Milpitas Police Department encourages all citizens to report any juveniles who appear to be truant from school and loitering in residential areas to the Milpitas Police Department.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation or other similar incidents is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400 or the law enforcement jurisdiction where the incident occurred. Information can 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

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