Suspect arrested after school prowling incident

Suspect arrested after school prowling incident

Kimo Samuel Ruiz

MILPITAS — The Milpitas Police Department announced the arrest of a dangerous felon who was wanted in two felony warrant arrests.

According to Milpitas Police Sergeant Matthew Miller, “On October 13, 2016, Milpitas Police Officers responded to Rancho Middle School on a report of a stranger washing his face in a bathroom on the campus.”  Unknown adults are never allowed on school campuses, drawing staff members to contact the man.  The man refused to cooperate with staff members and fled the campus by riding off on a bicycle.

After being called by the Rancho school staff, Milpitas patrol officers drove through the area on the look out for the suspect. The initial search netted no results.

Then, within 30 minutes of the first report of a suspicious prowler, a call was received from an alert resident on Skyline Drive in which a man was seen exiting the side yard of a home.

Miller said, “The description of the man on Skyline Drive was similar to the description of the man seen at Rancho Middle School.”

Responding officers were now able to locate and identify the suspect as 24-year-old Kimo Samuel Ruiz, riding his bicycle on Shenandoah Avenue.  Miller said, “During the course of the investigation, approximately one gram of methamphetamine and two glass narcotic pipes were found in Ruiz’s possession.”

Officers soon discovered that Ruiz had two felony warrants from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, booking him into the Santa Clara County Jail for trespassing upon school grounds during school hours, prowling, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear on two warrants.

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