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October 1, 2013 > Auto theft suspects arrested

Auto theft suspects arrested

Submitted By Sgt. Huy Tran, Milpitas PD

On Tuesday, September 17, at approximately 3:27 a.m., two Milpitas police officers on patrol in the area of Landess Avenue and Piedmont located a stolen 1995 Mazda MPV van and a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta sedan traveling together. The Mazda was reported stolen to San Jose Police Department and the Volkswagen sedan was recently stolen out of San Jose but was unreported. When officers attempted to stop both vehicles, the suspects abandoned their vehicles and fled on foot on the 2000 BK of Alviso Adobe Ct. The Volkswagen ended up colliding with a PG&E power pole causing minor damage.

Milpitas police officers quickly set a perimeter, and after a yard-to-yard search of the residences, on the 2000 blk of Alviso Adobe Ct., officers found both suspects hiding in two separate backyards. The suspects were identified as Joshua Doyle, a parolee for lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, and Robert Romo a probationer for auto theft. Both suspects were from the City of San Jose. Both suspects were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for auto theft, resisting arrest, driving on a suspended license and for violating their parole and probation. Romo was also booked for hit-and-run.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation or other similar incidents occurring in our city is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at:

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