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September 2, 2014 > Assault with deadly weapon and stolen vehicle arrest

Assault with deadly weapon and stolen vehicle arrest

Submitted By Lt. Kevin Moscuzza, Milpitas PD

On August 14, 2014 at approximately 4:34 p.m., Milpitas police officers responded to a report of an automobile versus pedestrian collision on the 2100 block of N. Park Victoria Dr., near the Fremont border. When officers arrived to the accident they discovered the occupants of the vehicle had fled the area after a confrontation with the victim. The victim had observed the two occupants driving his brotherÕs stolen vehicle on N. Park Victoria Dr. and attempted to recover the vehicle. The suspects threatened the victim with a weapon and attempted to take the victimÕs car.

The suspects then intentionally hit the victim with their vehicle and crashed into a nearby house. The victim sustained moderate injuries and the suspects ran away from the crash scene. Milpitas Police Officers, with the help of Fremont Police and a Santa Clara County SheriffÕs Office Helicopter, searched the area and apprehended the suspects on San Benito Dr. in the City of Fremont. Upon arrest, the 17 year-old suspect was found to be in possession of stolen property and narcotics. It was also discovered the suspects had discarded a loaded firearm in the backyard of a nearby residence as they were fleeing from the scene. The adult suspect was identified as Marco Gurrola, a Milpitas resident. Gurrola was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for assault with a deadly weapon, attempted carjacking, auto-theft, possession of a loaded firearm, brandishing a weapon, terrorist treats, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The 17 year-old suspect was booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for auto-theft, possession of a loaded firearm, attempted carjacking, possession of narcotics for sale, and possession of stolen property.

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: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp

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