12 members of SJ gang arrested for over 30 violent robberies, carjackings
Photo:( l-r top row) Alda Gutierrez, Anwar Mohammad, Diego Diaz, Ezekiel Brown, (l-r bottom row) Javis Anthony Jose Hernandez Pedroza and Rafael Quintero
SAN JOSE – San Jose Police Officer Gina Tepoorten announced the arrest of multiple gang members, saying,“More than 50 San Jose Police officers conducted a large-scale operation last week targeting a violent criminal gang responsible for a series of robberies, carjackings, burglaries, and a shooting.”
12 gang members (seven adults and five juveniles) responsible for more than 30 robberies that included numerous carjackings in beginning in the early months of summer were arrested during the joint operation.
During the search of eight residences, authorities seized seven firearms, one stolen vehicle, $2,000, ammunition, replica firearms, a stun gun, pepper spray, knives and other stolen property including laptops, tablets, keys and key fobs from stolen vehicles.
“Subsequently, the adults were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail and the juveniles were booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on multiple charges, including; robbery, carjacking, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, child endangerment, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of stolen property, possession of drugs, and gang enhancement,” Tepoorten said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michael White or Detective Tedros Habib of the San Jose Police Department’s Robbery Unit at 408-277-4166.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867) or click the “Submit a Tip” link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.