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January 22, 2013 > Attempted rape and kidnapping suspect arrested

Attempted rape and kidnapping suspect arrested

By Sgt. T. Young, Milpitas PD

On January 6, 2013 at 10:14 p.m., the Milpitas Police Department received numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a man attacking a female in the parking lot of Taco Bell on S. Main Street. One of the callers reported the suspect had a screwdriver and was trying to rape the female.

Milpitas Police Officers arrived on scene in less than two minutes and located the suspect, who was later identified as Alexander Lowe, Alexander M. Lowe, Fair Oaks, CA resident, holding a victim on the ground while threatening her with a screwdriver. Lowe refused to comply with officers commands and was subsequently tased and was taken into custody.

During the course of the investigation, officer determined Lowe attempted to sexually assault two females in the parking lot and kidnap one of the victims by trying to physically force her into his vehicle.

Lowe was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for attempted rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with intent to commit rape, brandishing a weapon, terrorist threats, resisting arrest and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Anyone with any information 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:

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