Auto thief crashes, is arrested after brief chase with Milpitas Police

Auto thief crashes, is arrested after brief chase with Milpitas Police
ABOVE: Rodriguez’s car after crashing
michelle rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez

MILPITAS – The Milpitas Police Department has announced the arrest of an auto thief after determining that the vehicle she was driving was stolen.

During a routine patrol, a Milpitas Officer noticed a vehicle driving suspiciously in the area of Vegas Avenue. According to Milpitas Police Lieutenant Jared Hernandez, “On February 20, 2018, at approximately 9:56 A.M., a Milpitas Police Officer was patrolling a residential neighborhood when he noticed a gold 1997 Honda Accord driving southbound in the 1800 block of Vegas Avenue.”

The driver, 23-year-old Michelle Rodriguez of San Jose, began speeding through the street to try and avoid the officer.  After a brief pursuit, Rodriguez crashed into the curb, hitting a tree and disabling the vehicle.

Rudy Cordero

Rudy Cordero

Rodriguez, along with 29-year-old Rudy Michael Cordero, ran from the vehicle, eventually being taken into custody by other patrolling officers nearby.

It was determined through a records search that Rodriguez had two outstanding warrants for possession of narcotics, associated with two counts of auto theft. She is now facing new charges for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, auto theft with priors, providing a false name to officers, and resisting arrest.

Cordero was also arrested for possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.

Auto thief crashes, is arrested after brief chase with Milpitas Police was last modified: February 26th, 2018 by admin
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