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July 10, 2012 > Burglary and illegal Marijuana suspects arrested

Burglary and illegal Marijuana suspects arrested

Submitted By Sgt. Huy Tran, Milpitas PD

On June 27, 2012, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Milpitas Police Department detectives went to a residence in San Jose to conduct a probation search and execute an arrest warrant for David Morales for burglary charges stemming from a Milpitas residential burglary that occurred in 2011. Detectives encountered David Morales, Johnny Munoz, and Omar Tucker inside the residence. David Morales immediately fled on foot and Milpitas gave chase. Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputies assisted Milpitas Police Detectives and located Morales hiding in the back yard of another residence.

A search of the residence on Mckee Road revealed the house had been converted into an illegal indoor marijuana growing operation. The interior of the residence had been modified to facilitate cultivation of marijuana. A search of the residence produced over 500 marijuana plants in different stages of growth, a large amount of currency, and several firearms. Detectives also located stolen property from at least two separate burglaries that occurred in Milpitas. Jason Singh arrived at the residence while officers were concluding their search.

Jason Singh, Johnny Munoz and Omar Tucker were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for illegal marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale. Omar Tucker was listed as a violent criminal and was also booked for an outstanding arrest warrant for weapons violations out of Colorado. David Morales was booked for burglary, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, prowling and probation violation.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation, other marijuana cultivation locations, or other criminal activity occurring in this jurisdiction is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. 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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