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February 18, 2014 > Walmart burglar arrested

Walmart burglar arrested

Submitted By Sgt. Bryan Hinkley, Milpitas PD

On February 12, 2014, at 4:13 P.M., officers from the Milpitas Police Department responded to the 100-Blk of Ranch Dr. searching for a suspect, later identified as Brian Schmidt, a Santa Clara transient. Schmidt was wanted for a shoplift burglary at Walmart, 301 Ranch Dr., which occurred on February 10, 2014. When officers attempted to contact Schmidt, he ran and hid in the dense brush.

Officers set a perimeter and a Milpitas Police canine eventually located Schmidt in the area. Schmidt resisted arrest and had to be subdued by several officers but was ultimately arrested. Schmidt, who is also on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for burglary had a probation violation warrant for his arrest as well. Schmidt was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for resisting arrest, probation violation, possession of stolen property, theft with prior convictions and a warrant.

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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