Milpitas Police Arrest Four Car Theft Suspects

Milpitas Police Arrest Four Car Theft Suspects

Sandra Dian Oliveira and Armando Sandoval Delfin

MILPITAS– According to police records, 23-year-old Armando Sandoval Delfin and 21-year-old Marline Mercado were arrested, along with two others, in separate car theft incidents.

The report states –  “On July 12, 2016, at 07:45 P.M., a Milpitas police officer was on patrol in the area of Yellowstone Avenue and S. Park Victoria Drive when he saw a stolen Honda Civic, from San Jose, occupied by two people.”



The suspects tried to avoid officers and swerved towards them before fleeing at a high rate of speed.  According to police, “while attempting to escape, the driver of the stolen car collided with another vehicle in the intersection of S. Milpitas Boulevard and Montague Expressway.”  This allowed for officers to take the two suspected occupants into custody.

Delfin was identified as the driver as Mercado rode shotgun.  During a search of the duo they found that Delfin was in possession of a .22 caliber ammunition while Mercado was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, along with two shaved keys used to try and steal cars.

A search of the stolen car produced a loaded .22 caliber revolver, narcotics pipe, and stolen license plates.

Delfin was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for possession of a stolen car and stolen property, possession of a stolen car with a prior conviction, assault with a deadly weapon, and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Mercado was booked for possession of methamphetamine, a narcotic pipe, and stolen property.

Marline Mercado

Marline Mercado

39-year-old Sandra Dian Oliveira, and 34-year-old Noah Forrest Kerran were arrested by Milpitas Police on July 13 at approximately 06:07 A.M., when Milpitas Police Officers located a silver 2015 Kia Optima rental car in the parking lot of Walmart, located at 301 Ranch Drive, Milpitas.

According to Milpitas Police, “the vehicle was reported stolen on July 5.”  Patrolling officers waited as Kerran and Oliveira exited from shopping at the Superstore.

Stolen mail was recovered, along with a credit card reader, leading police to believe the duo were using the information of their victims to try and steal their identities.

Sandra Dian Oliveira was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for auto theft, auto theft with a prior conviction, possession of a stolen vehicle, and identity theft.

Noah Forrest Kerran was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for auto theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and identity theft.

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