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April 19, 2011 > Proactive neighbor aids Police

Proactive neighbor aids Police

Submitted By Lt. Henry Kwong, Milpitas PD
Photos By Courtesy of Milpitas PD

A vigilant neighbor helped in the arrest of burglary suspects in Milpitas. A burglary was reported in a house on Burley Drive near South Temple Drive on Friday, April 1. According to the neighbor, two suspects broke into the residence and a third suspect was seen seated in a car parked nearby. Police described the suspect vehicle as a maroon 1991 Toyota Camry 4-door sedan. The suspects stole a laptop computer and jewelry before fleeing from the area. The neighbor photographed the suspects and the suspect vehicle, providing the pictures to the investigating officers.

Using the pictures, Milpitas Police located the suspect vehicle and two of the suspects in San Jose on Wednesday, April 6. Detectives searched a residence in San Jose and located items taken from the home on Burley Drive as well as items taken from another residential burglary that had just occurred on La Crosse Drive earlier the same day. The detectives also collected items possibly stolen from other residential burglaries that occurred in San Jose.

Winfield Mon was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail and another 17-year-old suspect was booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for burglary and possession of stolen property. The third suspect is at large, described as an Asian male. Anyone who sees a stranger trying to enter a neighbor's residence when the neighbor is not at home is strongly urged to contact the police department immediately by calling 9-1-1.

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