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Car Thieves Caught After Onlooker's Call

Five were arrested for attempted vehicle theft.

Three men and two teenagers were arrested on East Calaveras Boulevard early Wednesday for trying to steal a white Acura Integra.

Milpitas Police responded after someone called to report seeing the suspects trying to enter the Acura parked on the 1600 block of E. Calaveras Boulevard. The caller said the suspects never got into the vehicle but took off in a blue Honda Civic with others inside.

Police responded and found the suspects had damaged the door lock on the Acura. They searched for the suspects and found the blue Civic about 1:53 a.m. around Landess Avenue and Morrill Avenue.

Arturo Zarza-Carrillo, 19, and a 17-year old, both of San Jose, were identified as the two who tried to get into the Accura. They and their three companions were arrested.

Zarza-Carrillo was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for vandalism, attempted vehicle theft, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, conspiracy and burglary tools.

Pablo Adrian Perez, 22, of San Jose, was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for attempted vehicle theft, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and conspiracy.

Steven Lopez, 21, of San jose, was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for attempted vehicle theft, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and conspiracy.

Both teenagers—17-year-old San Jose residents—were arrested for attempted vehicle theft, conspiracy and curfew violation. They are not being named because they are juveniles.

 Anyone with information should call Milpitas Police at 586-2400; report it anonymously at 586-2500; or visit the department's website.

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