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April 10, 2018 > Caller credited with stopping car break-in

Caller credited with stopping car break-in

Submitted By Sgt. Matthew Miller, Milpitas PD

A sharp-eyed citizen who quickly called police after seeing two teenagers attempting to break into a car is credited by Milpitas Police Department officials with stopping the crime.

It stated at about 8:10 a.m. when the caller alerted police to the crime in progress at the Great Mall of the Bay Area. As officers headed to the scene, the caller provided detailed descriptions of the teenagers and provided the direction of travel when they walked away from the car.

Based on the information provided by the caller, officers saw the teenagers in another part of the parking lot, but they ran away. Officers located one of the teenagers, later identified as a 16-year-old male from San Jose, near a gas station and the other teenager, later identified as Felix Hernandez, 18, of San Jose, hiding in a service hallway inside the mall.

Hernandez was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of burglary, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, resisting arrest, and probation violation. The juvenile was booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest.

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