24-year-old Jorge Nogueda faces charges under PC 466 (a), misdemeanor possession of burglary tools, and VC 10851(a), felony car theft. A notice of bail forfeiture by the Seaview Insurance Company, also known as Aladdin Bail Bonds, was requested on Jan 21, in which a 10 percent amount of $1,500 was requested due to failure of the suspect to appear for court. The original bail amount was set at $15,000.
According to police records, on Jan 2, 2015, the San Jose Police Department received a call from a female victim reporting that her 1996 dark blue Honda Civic had been stolen near Jose Figueres Avenue in San Jose. In a follow up on possible stolen cars in the area, San Jose patrol officers noticed a vehicle matching the description, with two people sitting inside while it was parked.
Once the vehicle was identified as stolen, the SJPD officer pulled behind the Honda and approached the passenger side, holding both suspects at gun point until other responding units were able to arrive and take the suspects into custody. In questioning the suspects, it was learned that Nogueda had stolen the vehicle. The reporting officer was also able to locate a shaved instrument (key) used to start the ignition.
According to records 20-year-old Anahi Lopez who was in the vehicle with Nogueda said she was at home when she “received a phone call from her boyfriend.” She explained that she had walked out to meet him and saw him standing next to the stolen vehicle. Lopez said that she did not know that the vehicle was stolen and that is why she was seated in the front passenger seat, thinking that the car belonged to him.
Suspect Nogueda admitted to officers that he was the one that had stolen the vehicle and that Lopez did not know. Nogueda said he was smoking marijuana when he saw the parked car. Revealing that he did not want to walk and wanted to drive, Nogueda “popped” open the car door and then used a shaved key to start the vehicle.
The next court date had been scheduled for Jan 20, 2015. However the defendant was not present and is currently evading bail.
Nogueda has had several past arrests, including last July when he was charged with possession of a controlled substance and probation violations. Prior to that, in 2011 when he was 19, he was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, and later with possession of narcotic controlled substances. In 2013 records show an arrest for carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, and resisting or obstructing an officer, along with probation violations.
Another area car theft occurred on July 30 of 2014 in which the suspect, 20-year-old Freddy Reyes, had stolen a vehicle, and while officers were parked near Madden and Alexander they watched as Reyes failed to stop at the intersection and ran a red light. The officers watched as he lost control and crashed into a parked car. SJPD Officers using a unmarked (stop equipped) vehicle pulled in behind Reyes, only to have him back up into the car, and then drive forward fleeing the scene. It was determined that Reyes had stolen the 1998 Silver Acura out of nearby Milpitas.
The vehicle was located a short time later by the Milpitas PD. Both suspects had run from the vehicle, but were identified by the officer, who had a good look at the driver during the car chase that had led officers onto I-680 and then exiting in Milpitas.
Reyes is facing charges under PC 245 (a), VC 10851 (A), and PC 148 (A) (1), felony hit and run, car theft, and resisting arrest. He had been arrested just prior to that incident, on July 4 by the Redwood City CHP for vehicle theft, possession of burglars tools and stolen property, and concentrated cannabis.
The other suspect, 19-year-old Fernando Valencia is also suspected of being a street gang member, and it is believed they both had been involved in the car theft. He was charged with vehicle theft, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and parole violations. He had been arrested in January on a warrant for felony battery with serious bodily injury.
When interviewed by the arresting officers, Reyes refused to answer questions when confronted about the accident and stolen vehicle, just saying he didn’t know what was happening . Officers asked if he saw the car behind him. Reyes said, “When I heard the lights ya know, some noise of a cop.” The next court date has been scheduled on May 26, 2015 for sentencing in Dept 30 at 9:00 AM in front of the Honorable Deborah Ryan.