Photo: Leonard Frazier
MILPITAS – The Milpitas Police Department responded to reports of a possible auto burglary at the Great Mall near Marshalls and located a possible suspect. According to police, “On June 11, 2019, at about 8:00 P.M., a Milpitas Police officer was investigating a possible auto burglary in the parking lot of the Marshalls at the Great Mall of the Bay Area.”
A brief description of the subject and his car led police to a parking stall where the suspect was seated inside his vehicle.
Uniformed officers approached the suspect and asked him to exit the vehicle. A records check revealed that the suspect, 46-year-old Oakland resident Leonard Frazier was on felony probation out of Alameda County for auto theft and had two outstanding warrants for his arrest for drug related charges.
A search of his 2001 Honda Civic yielded a loaded High Point C9 semi-automatic handgun hidden in a backpack and a methamphetamine glass pipe. The gun was identified through its serial number as being stolen out of Vallejo, California.
Frazier was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for possession of a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, having a loaded firearm in a vehicle, concealing a firearm in a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two outstanding warrants.
If you have any information regarding this investigation; then you are encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Additionally, the information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/crimetip