May 25, 2012 > Burglars arrested
Submitted By Sgt. Max Nobida, Milpitas PD
On March 16, 2012, at approximately 1:17 p.m., the Milpitas Police Department (MPD) received an anonymous call from a citizen reporting seeing four male subjects attempting to open the side gate of a neighbor's residence at the 1500(b) Albany Court. MPD Officers arrived on scene and contacted all four subjects inside their vehicle, a 1996 green Chevrolet Tahoe SUV. The occupants of the vehicle had no lawful business at the residence on and were detained for further investigation. A subsequent search of their vehicle revealed that the four subjects were in possession of two music keyboards, several Luis Vuitton bags and purses, a 32" flat-screen television, and other miscellaneous items. The items inside the vehicle were later collected for safekeeping. Based on the observations of the original reporting party and the investigation, all four of the subjects (San Jose residents) were issued citations for prowling and released to their parents or guardian at the police department.
During the subsequent investigation, MPD Detectives determined the property recovered from the suspect vehicle was stolen from a residential burglary that occurred on March 16, 2012 in the 3900(b) Golf Drive in San Jose, which is in the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office jurisdiction. MPD Detectives determined the four subjects that were initially cited and released for the prowling incident on Albany Court were also responsible for committing the burglary on Golf Drive, in San Jose. On April 19, 2012, MPD Detectives interviewed all four subjects regarding the burglary in San Jose and found that all four juveniles were responsible for the residential burglary.
The Milpitas Police Department strongly encourages residents to immediately call us when they observe suspicious activity in their Milpitas neighborhoods. This example is just another success story of an alert resident identifying something out of the ordinary and reporting it immediately to the Milpitas Police Department. We want to remind residents to call 9-1-1 to report any in-progress emergencies and they may call (408) 586-2400 to report non-emergency incidents. If a resident is uncertain on whether their incident is an emergency, we encourage the caller to phone 9-1-1 and let our staff assist in assessing the incident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other criminal activity occurring in the City of Milpitas is encouraged 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