SJPD arrest 10 suspects responsible for 8 months of burglary

Bay Area

SAN JOSE (KRON) — The San Jose Police Department arrested 10 suspects associated with dozens of burglaries throughout the Bay Area, according to officials.

The alleged robbers are responsible for thefts occurring since January of this year, in places like San Jose, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Dublin and more.

The thieves reportedly targeted bike shops, construction sites and school districts.

“A hundred different burglaries aren’t committed by a hundred different people,” San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said. “So taking down these types of prolific crews really help us, help out our community as well as we battle burglary. 

Six of the 10 suspects were arrested in San Jose and Sunnyvale.

One of the search warrants was served at a home in the 1600 block of Willowgate Drive in San Jose where four additional suspects were taken into custody.

The ten suspects were booked into Santa Clara County Jail for multiple felony charges.

Stolen driver’s licenses, stolen credit cards, firearms, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and stolen property were recovered.

“We’re very happy that we put a dent,” Garcia said. “There’s a lot more work to do. These crews are prolific and there’s other crews out there that this is the reason why we establish our BP unit and they will go out and find the next crew and try to take them out one by one.”

Suspect Information:

  1. Joseph Presti, 49, San Jose resident
  2. Lilia Mendoza, 42, San Jose resident
  3. Carlos Lames, 53, San Jose resident
  4. Morgan Stevenson, 39, San Jose resident
  5. Rodney Arrieta, 54, San Jose resident
  6. Paul Neale, 33, San Jose resident
  7. Ramiro Lozano, 44, San Jose resident
  8. Andrea Reyes, 29, San Jose resident
  9. John Tamez, 33, San Jose resident
  10. Veronica Lozano, 40, San Jose resident

Anyone with further information is asked to contact SJPD Lt. Greg Lombardo at (408) 537-1200.

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