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April 30, 2013 > Attempted residential burglary suspect arrested

Attempted residential burglary suspect arrested

Submitted By Sgt. Gene Smith, Milpitas PD

On May 29, 2012, at about 12:43 P.M., Milpitas Police Officers responded to a report of a residential burglary at the 2100 (B) of Sepulveda Ave. The victim heard a knock at her front door but chose not answer it. She looked through her window and saw three unknown Hispanic males standing at the door. Two of the suspects then jumped the side fence into her backyard and attempted to gain entry into the home by prying open a kitchen window.

The suspects fled prior to entering the house because they became aware the victim was actually home and aware of their presence. Responding officers quickly set a perimeter and checked the area but did not locate the suspects. During the follow up investigation officers were able to recover physical evidence at the scene. Detailed analysis of this evidence recently led to the positive identification of one suspect, who was 17 years-old when this incident occurred last May.

Detectives immediately looked into the whereabouts of the suspect in order to locate and arrest him. They quickly learned the suspect was already in jail for an unrelated criminal offense in another jurisdiction. On April 10, 2013, a Milpitas Detective interviewed the suspect and requested the District Attorney add a charge against him for the Milpitas attempted burglary. The now 18 year-old suspect remains in-custody.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation or other similar incidents occurring in our city is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (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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