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November 11, 2011 > Armed carjacking

Armed carjacking

Submitted By Sgt David Ostrander, Milpitas PD

On November 6 at 6:55 p.m., suspect Olivares confronted the victim in Marshall's parking lot at the Great Mall and brandished a handgun. Olivares, a Salinas resident, demanded the victim's vehicle and fled in the vehicle. Olivares crashed the vehicle while driving in the 600 block of S. Abel Street and fled the area on foot. Officers were notified of the carjacking and vehicle accident and were on scene in approximately 2 1/2 minutes.

Firefighters from Milpitas Fire Station #1 notified the Police Department's dispatch center that a person jumped the fence to the Fire Station's rear parking lot and was running through the lot. Officers searched the area, arrested Olivares, and recovered his handgun.

Olivares was booked at the Santa Clara County Main Jail for carjacking, being a felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing the scene of an accident.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: tip.asp

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