June 3, 2014 > Armed home invasion robbery and residential burglary suspects arrested
Armed home invasion robbery and residential burglary suspects arrested
Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD
On May 19, 2014 four suspects, James Miles, Anthony Sherman, Stanley Sherman and a 15 year old juvenile male, were all taken into custody and arrested after committing multiple crimes within the City of Fremont.
At approximately 1:20 p.m., the four suspects began their crime spree in Fremont when they committed a residential burglary at an address on the 5900 block of Via Lugano in the north end of the city. The suspects knocked on the front door, verified no one was home and then kicked in the front door of the residence. Once inside, the suspects took multiple items from the residence including jewelry and electronic items.
Approximately thirty minutes later the same four suspects committed an armed home invasion robbery at an apartment located in the 38600 block of Paseo Padre Pkwy. The suspects, armed with two handguns, entered into a residence occupied by a female and her two young children. One suspect held the female victim down at gunpoint while the other three suspects ransacked the residence. The two children, both under the age of six, witnessed the attack on their mother. The suspects were in the house for more than ten minutes while they stole jewelry, credit cards and electronic items.
While multiple patrol officers began investigating the two in-progress calls, an alert Fremont Police Officer spotted a suspicious vehicle heading southbound on Interstate 880. The officer requested additional back-up and a vehicle stop was initiated near the intersection of State Route 237/I-880. All four suspects were located inside the vehicle. One of the suspects was found to be armed with a firearm in his waistband and an additional firearm was located in the trunk of the car. Officers also located loss from the Via Lugano residential burglary, loss from the Fremont home invasion robbery as well as loss from additional burglaries which had occurred outside of the City of Fremont earlier in the day. Due to the amount of items found in the vehicle, officers are still working to determine if the loss is related to other crimes that may have recently occurred in the Fremont area.
Physical evidence, witness statements, suspect confessions and other evidence linked these suspects to this series and additional crimes which have been committed in adjacent cities. Suspect James Miles was found to have a prior felony conviction for robbery which prohibited his owning/possessing of a firearm. Suspect Anthony Sherman was found to be out Òon bailÓ for a separate residential burglary case out of Santa Clara County. Other suspects were found to have convictions which would also not allow them to possess firearms.
The suspects were arrested for a host of felony charges including kidnapping during the commission of a robbery, home invasion robbery, residential burglary, felon in possession of a firearm and felony committed while out on bail. Additionally James Miles and Stanley Sherman were arrested for being armed with a firearm during the commission of a felony. The juvenile suspects name is being withheld due to his age.
This remains an active and ongoing investigation and the Department's Investigative Unit is currently working with several outside law enforcement agencies regarding this crime series. If you have any information related to this series of crimes and/or suspects, you are asked to please contact Detective Michael Gebhardt, Fremont Police Department Robbery/Homicide Unit, at 510-790-6954 or MGebhardt@Fremont.gov.