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April 13, 2012 > Commercial burglary suspects arrested

Commercial burglary suspects arrested

Submitted By Officer Qureshi, Milpitas PD

On March 31, 2012, Milpitas Police Officers responded to a burglar alarm at 300(B) Los Coches Street. Officers arrested two subjects for suspicion of a variety of crimes, including burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of narcotics, conspiracy and outstanding arrest warrants.

At approximately 5:37 pm, Milpitas Police Officers responded to an activated burglar alarm at the business. Officers arrived on scene within two minutes of the initial call and saw a male suspect hiding inside the fenced area of the business. Additional officers set up a perimeter around the business and fenced yard area. As officers entered the yard to take the suspect, later identified as Vincent Tschirhart of San Jose, into custody, they noticed a second suspect also hiding inside the fenced yard. Officers took the second suspect, transient Clinton Benson, into custody without incident.

A search of the suspects revealed burglary tools and suspected methamphetamine. Both suspects appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant, had outstanding felony arrest warrants, and were wanted as parolees at large. Tschirhart and Benson were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for burglary, possession of narcotics, conspiracy, possession of burglary tools, prowling, outstanding arrest warrants, and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Anyone with information about this case should telephone the Milpitas Police Department at 408-586-2400. Those who wish to remain anonymous can telephone the Crime Tip Hotline at 408-586-2500 or utilize the on-line crime tip form:

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