Carjacking suspect out of San Jose found in Napa County

Carjacking suspect out of San Jose found in Napa County

SAN JOSE – 21-year-old Kevin Matthew Kellogg was arrested on May 7 under a $200,000 bail warrant for the charge of PC 215, carjacking.

On Thursday, January 29 at around 3:00 PM, a woman contacted San Jose 9-1-1 dispatchers to report that a male suspect had followed her to her car and pulled out a handgun, demanding that she give him her car. Kellogg had allowed the female victim to gather some of her items from the car before he entered the driver’s seat and exited the parking lot from where the victim worked, at Valley Relocation/North American Van Lines at 1710 Little Orchard Drive in San Jose.

While he had the car, Kellogg removed the front and rear license plates from the vehicle. Once he reached Napa, police initiated a traffic stop. When they asked Kellogg about the vehicle, he told the officer that he had rented the Nissan from the victim, and said that he had paid her $110. He offered the registration information from the car as if it were a valid form of identifying the transaction. However, as the registration information was run by Napa Police Dispatchers, it was soon learned that the vehicle was reported stolen. According to Kellogg, he said he “rented the car from a friend (that he identified as the victim out of San Jose).”

The victim viewed this photo lineup, and chose the top middle image, Kevin Kellogg.

The victim viewed this photo lineup, and chose the top middle image, Kevin Kellogg.

According to Napa officers, a marijuana pipe was also found in the rear of the vehicle that was believed to have been used previously, but there was no significant evidence of drug use. Therefore not only was he charged with car theft by Napa police, but he was also charged with possession of paraphernalia. Police went to Kellogg’s known residence to search for the pistol used in the incident. According to relatives, they believed that he had left the pistol at his mother’s residence. No further information was available, and the recovery of the gun seemed unlikely.

Follow up investigation by San Jose Investigators included a photo lineup, and the victim was able to positively identify the suspect. Kellogg was subsequently charged with the carjacking by San Jose Police Investigators within days after the initial arrest out of Napa.

The 2015 Blue Nissan Versa was considered to be in good condition and towed to a safe location so the vehicle could be returned to the rightful owner. The next court date will be heard on June 11, 2015 at 1:30 PM in Dept 34.

Carjacking suspect out of San Jose found in Napa County was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by admin
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