Police have arrested three suspects in the killing of Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Raveesh Kumar Kumra during a home invasion robbery in Monte Sereno on Nov. 30. The first arrest came just weeks after the investigation began. Investigation into the homicide has sparked controversy over his illicit lifestyle of sex with prostitutes, drugs, and the unrequited love of his wife Harinder Kumra. Harinder Kumra, who was divorced but still sharing the home with Kumra, was at there at the time of the attack. She suffered non-life threatening injuries after the attack in their Monte Sereno home, located in the 18000 block of Withey Road near Beck Avenue. Case history shows that current crimes in the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno are usually relatively minor violations regarding drivers who experience minor car accidents, property damage and property theft to vehicles parked over night in what seems to be a thwarted effort by police to prevent car theft.
A press release by the Monte Sereno Homicide Police Department reported the arrests of four individuals during the month long investigation into the death of Raveesh Kumra. The press release revealed that on Dec. 27 Oakland police arrested 21-year-old Javier Garcia, and on Dec. 26, Los Gatos investigators interviewed and arrested 26-year-old Lucas Anderson while he was in custody in the Santa Clara County Main Jail on unrelated charges. Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police arrested 22-year-old Raven Chanel Dixon of Alameda, who was arraigned in courtroom 23 on Dec. 21 for drug, prostitution and accessory to murder. Court records revealed that Kumra was known to associate with prostitutes. It is not known if that led to Dixon’s connection with his murder or how the other three suspects were involved with her.
Personnel and Community Services officer, Sergeant Kerry Harris of the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Press Information Office said, “A variety of agencies have assisted the Department during the course of the response and investigation, including the Santa Clara County Specialized Crime Enforcement Team, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office, Campbell PD, Sunnyvale DPS, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, San Jose PD, Oakland PD, Sacramento PD, Mountain View PD, and others.” On Saturday Dec. 29, at approximately 3:20 pm, 21-year-old Deangelo Austin was arrested without incident by uniformed Sacramento Police department officers working in conjunction with Los Gatos investigators and members of the San Jose police department and others from the regional task force, which has been assisting the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno police dept.
The Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department “is recommending prosecution against suspects Anderson, Garcia and Austin for 187 PC, Homicide; and 32 PC Accessory (to homicide) against Dixon,” Harris said. “The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office will ultimately decide what charges they will file.”
An updated press release from the department read, “The department working with law enforcement partners, the department is conduction a comprehensive and deliberate investigation of the crime to ensure that all aspects of this tragic event are known, and anyone involved is held accountable.” Harris said, “It is likely that there will be more arrests.”
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