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Five Arrested On Coyote Street for Loaded Gun

Man tossed weapon from car during traffic stop.

Five men were arrested after police officers saw one toss a loaded gun out of the passenger window of a car on the 880 block of Coyote Street.

Milpitas Police were responding to a call for service at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday on Krismer Street when an officer tried to stop a 2006 four-door Acura TSX for a traffic violation. Before the stop, officers saw a small, dark object tossed out of the passenger window, according to reports. 

The object landed on the curb and officers found it to be a loaded gun, according to reports. Police conducted a "high risk vehicle stop" and arrested all five men in the car.

Ray Ricardo Trujillo, 23, of San Jose, was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, being under the influence of a controlled substance and a parole violation, according to reports.

Sonny Thanh Nguyen, 21, Hieu Chi Ho, 21, Glenn Nguyen, 20 and Martin Cardiel, 20, all of San Jose, were booked into Santa Clara County Jail for possession of a loaded firearm, according to reports.

Anyone with information should call Milpitas Police at 408-586-2400; report it anonymously at 408-586-2500; or visit the department's website

Julie McMullen April 26, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Thanks for the info. This is right next to Curtner School! Scary that a loaded gun was just sitting around a sidewalk next to a school. Glad they got caught!
Susan April 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Interesting story, but a key piece of information is missing: WHEN did this happen?
Genevieve Bookwalter (Editor) April 26, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Thanks for the catch. It was 1:36 a.m. Tuesday. We updated the story.
Rob Morse April 27, 2012 at 04:27 PM
What, a gun in a gun free zone? Criminals with guns in gun free Santa Clara county? So much for the fantasy of gun control.

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