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May 18, 2012 > Prowlers Arrested

Prowlers Arrested

Submitted By Sgt. Raj Maharaj, Milpitas PD

On May 1, 2012, at approximately 7:48 a.m., the Milpitas Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a citizen reporting seeing three male subjects jump a fence of a home on the 500 block of Printy Avenue. The 9-1-1 caller provided a basic physical and clothing description for the three subjects. The 9-1-1 caller did not see the subjects leave from the residence on Printy Avenue.

The first Milpitas Police Officers arrived on scene at 7:53 a.m. and started to set-up a perimeter to contain the subjects in the neighborhood, while officers in unmarked cars searched the neighborhood for the subjects. At approximately 7:54 a.m., an officer observed the three male subjects entering a brown 1999 GMC Suburban parked on Cestaric Drive with a fourth subject in the driver's seat. The 1999 GMC Suburban started to drive away and was stopped for investigative purposes. The occupants of the vehicle had no lawful business at the residence on Printy Avenue and were detained for further investigation.

Based on the observations of the 9-1-1 caller and the investigation, all four of the subjects were arrested for prowling and brought to the Milpitas Police Department. After additional follow-up by officers, Nabil Melo Merestani and Nelson Hassan Merestani of San Jose were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for prowling. The 17 year-old male, a resident of San Jose, was booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for prowling and the 22 year-old male, a resident of San Jose, was released at the police department.

Milpitas Police Department relies on the public to report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, so we can work together in combating residential burglaries. Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other criminal activity occurring in the City of Milpitas 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

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