July 4, 2017 > Suspects arrested in kidnapping and home invasion case
Suspects arrested in kidnapping and home invasion case
Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD
Just before 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20 police received a 911 call from a citizen reporting that a residence on the 32900 block of Lake Mead Drive was being burglarized. The caller said she heard a loud crash and saw two men going into the garage of the residence. She told Fremont Police dispatchers that she heard a loud crash and saw two people getting into the garage of the residence
Arriving patrol officers saw what they thought may be a flashlight beam coming from inside the garage and heard sound of people jumping over a backyard fence. They also saw a suspect on the roof of a nearby residence. Police established a perimeter around the block and requested outside help from nearby law enforcement agencies, including a CHP helicopter and UAV (drone) team.
Meanwhile officers found a vehicle reported stolen out of Burlingame parked on Lake Candlewood Street with its door open. At 3:26 a.m., a CHP helicopter officer saw a suspect hiding in the backyard of a residence on the 32900 block of Lake Candlewood Street. This residence backs up to the victimÕs residence. Multiple officers went to the backyard and at 3:52 a.m., they located and arrested Antonio Gainey, 31, of Oakland. Gainey was found to have a lengthy criminal history which included a prior felony conviction for first degree burglary.
During a search of the residence on Lake Mead Drive, a large marijuana grow was found. The Southern Alameda County Major Crimes Task Force was alerted and took over the marijuana grow portion of the investigation.
As officers continued to search for the other suspects, a Fremont officer who was posted on the perimeter near the 33000 block of Lake Candlewood Street, (approximately ten houses away from the initial victim residence), heard a resident making a loud noise at 4:44 a.m. The officer looked up and could see two people struggling through a second story window. The officer advised via police radio that he observed what he believed to be a suspect inside of the residence choking the victim. The victim, later identified as a 67-year-old man, came to the glass sliding door yelling something like, ÒHelp! Help! He's in my house.Ó
Fremont officers surrounded the second victim residence and could hear heavy footsteps and glass breaking inside. Officers believed the suspect was exiting the house and attempting to flee north. At 4:45 a.m. officers breached the front door and located the second suspect, Kenneth Stanley, 32, of Oakand. He was found to be in possession of the ignition key to the stolen car found earlier on Lake Crandlewood Street.
Next, the victim was interviewed and said that earlier in the morning he noticed police were in the area searching for suspects. The victim remembered leaving his second story sliding glass door open and decided to go close it. Upon closing the glass door, the victim located Stanley in his house hiding. The victim, knowing the police were still outside his residence, screamed and yelled for help. Stanley, who was much larger than the victim gabbed him and told him to be quiet. As the victim fought to get to the door, Stanley overpowered him. Stanley pleaded with the victim to stay quiet and offered the victim money if he stopped yelling. The victim declined and continued to struggle to get free and eventually broke away and ran to the glass door to alert police to StanleyÕs presence.
Additional evidence, witness statements and suspect statements tied Stanley and Gainey to the crimes. On Thursday, June 22, Stanley was charged with a host of felony charges including assault with a deadly weapon (not a firearm), false imprisonment with violence, threatening a witness using violence, two counts of residential burglary, and possession of a stolen vehicle. Gainey was charged with felony residential burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle.