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March 7, 2017 > Investigation leads to arrests in auto burglary case

Investigation leads to arrests in auto burglary case

Submitted By Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD

A four month investigation into a Milpitas auto burglary has led to the arrest of two suspects.

The case started on Sept. 29 when police responded to an auto burglary report at about 9:15 p.m. at the Foothill Square shopping center, 401 Jacklin Road. A victim reported that when he returned to his car he found a window shattered and his wallet, containing credit cards missing.

During their investigation, police found some evidence from the suspect left at the scene. The next day the victimÕs credit cards were used at a Target store in San Jose. Working with Target personnel, Milpitas police detectives were able to identify the suspects based on the evidence they already had and images from the storeÕs surveillance video.

On Jan. 31 detectives arrested Marie Rose Valdez, 31, at her San Jose home on suspicion of burglary and credit card fraud. During a probation search of her home, they found John Jasso Santos Jr. inside along with property belonging to the auto burglary victim.

Both Valdez and Santos were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for on suspicion of burglary and unauthorized use of a credit card.


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