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January 24, 2012 > Auto theft suspects arrested

Auto theft suspects arrested

Submitted By Officer Trish Young, Milpitas PD

On January 19, 2012 at approximately 12:42 p.m., security at KLA Tencor called 911 to report two subjects attempting to break into a car in their parking lot. The two subjects left the area in a tan Honda Accord and a license plate was provided. A computer check of the license plate revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen out of San Jose on January 19, 2012.

Milpitas Police officers located the vehicle on McCarthy Blvd and attempted to conduct a car stop. The car fled and was located in the 800 block of Barber Lane. The occupants abandoned the vehicle and were seen running northbound on Barber Lane. A perimeter was set up and a thorough ground search was conducted. Two subjects who matched the description provided by security were located and detained in the 600 block of Barber Lane. Witnesses assisted Milpitas Police Department by identifying Benito Lara and the male juvenile as the subjects seen tampering with a vehicle, and being in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Benito Lara was booked into the Santa Clara County jail for tampering with a vehicle and theft of a vehicle. The male juvenile was booked into Juvenile Hall for possession of stolen property. Anyone with any information regarding any suspicious or criminal activity involving Curcuruto is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department. In addition, we would like to encourage citizens to call the police when any suspicious activity is seen or heard.

Callers may remain anonymous when providing information and can call 9-1-1 for in-progress emergencies, 408-586-2400 for non-emergency incidents, or the Crime Tip Hotline at 408-586-2500. Information can also be given at the website http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp

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