San Jose PD: Wanted suspect rams patrol car, remains at large

San Jose PD: Wanted suspect rams patrol car, remains at large
Photo: Police car damaged in incident

SAN JOSE – The San Jose Police Department is on the lookout for a wanted suspect who rammed a police cruiser with an investigating police officer inside.

It began when a patrolling officer noticed what appeared to be a mismatched Chevy Silverado parked on the side of the road near Teatree Court and Thornton Way in San Jose.  When the officer stopped to investigate, they learned the truck — a white GMC Yukon — was stolen. The suspect, upon seeing the officer, began to back up, ramming into the front end of the patrol car, disabling it. The officer was uninjured.

According to San Jose Police Officer Gina Tepoorten, “The Yukon GMC was found unoccupied in the 500 block of Patton Avenue in San Jose on Tuesday morning at 12:41 AM.”

A silver BMW was also being driven by a second driver, who drove away from the scene with the suspected car thief.  The BMW is also believed to have been stolen.  Police are widening their search for the two suspects.

Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is asked to call (408) 277 – 8900. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may also call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (408) 947-STOP (7867). Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

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