Two Teens Arrested for Home Burglaries

Residents on Stardust Way and on Butano Drive alert police in separate incidents.

Less than a week after Milpitas police nabbed , two more teens were arrested in separate incidents—all in broad daylight.

San Jose resident David Galvan, 19, is in custody at the Elmwood jail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, according to the online inmate locator. Officers followed him on the afternoon of March 31 after seeing him walk through a residential area with a large plastic bag, according to a press release. 

Milpitas police detained the teen after he rummaged through the bag, exposing the jewelry inside. While detaining Galvan, the police station was notified that a residential alarm had been activated in the same block of 1100 Stardust Way. Through the investigation, the jewelry was linked to the residence.

Galvan was arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property and grand theft.

In a separate case, police arrested a 16-year-old Milpitas resident for prowling and attempted burglary on March 30 on the 1600 block of Butano Drive. A resident called to report the suspect entering the backyards of neighboring houses. Another resident, a member of the Neighborhood Watch Program, confronted the teen after he peeked through the front window.

The teen reportedly told the resident he was looking for a friend, but the resident called police and reported the incident. Police followed the teen back to where he lived. He was arrested after police discovered windows screens of one of houses he had been seen near had been removed and pried.

The suspect, unnamed because he is a minor, was later cited and released for prowling and attempted burglary.

Jennifer Wong May 10, 2011 at 12:21 AM
It's very sad to see more teenagers getting into robbery. I wonder if it has anything to do with drugs or people just don't have that sense of shamefulness anymore.


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