Last week, Milpitas police caught and arrested two car thefts on the 600 block of Carlsbad Court, they said Friday.
On Wednesday, Dec. 19 at approximately 10:56 a.m., a Milpitas police officer was patrolling a residential neighborhood in the southeast portion of the city due to prior residential burglary incidents. He noticed two Honda Accords turn onto Carlsbad Court and park in a driveway of a home.
The drivers exited the Hondas and fled the area on foot, according to Milpitas Police. The officer conducted a computer check on the license plates and learned that the green 1990 Honda Accord was stolen from a parking lot in San Jose.
It was later determined the burgundy 1993 Honda Accord was an unreported stolen vehicle from Milpitas.
Within minutes, numerous Milpitas police officers filled the area and searched for the suspects. At approximately 11:23 a.m., a detective observed two men, one of who matched the suspect description, running westbound on Olympic Drive in Milpitas, which is less than a mile away from where the stolen vehicles were left.
The two men were detained, and further investigation revealed they were the same two who had fled on foot in an effort to flee from the officer who had seen them driving on Carlsbad Court.
Dennis Armando Chavez, 20, was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for auto theft, possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana, and being an unlicensed driver.
The 14 year-old suspect was booked into the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall for Auto theft, possession of stolen property, and for being an unlicensed driver.
The Milpitas Police Department is seeking witnesses or information regarding these auto thefts, they said.
They encourage anyone with further information to call the department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website.