Criminal threats made online against SJSU students ends in arrest of juvenile suspect

Criminal threats made online against SJSU students ends in arrest of juvenile suspect

SUNNYVALE – On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the Sunnyvale Police Department made an arrest after receiving a call that a resident had made criminal threats against students at San Jose State. The reporting party described to police how a 17-year-old student had made online threats using the Homestead High School social media platform.

Follow-up investigation into the posts led Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety to the San Jose State University Campus where a lookout for the 17-year-old began. With the help of campus police, they were able to locate the 17-year-old on campus and were able to detain him without incident. According to Ashoorina Barreto from the Department of Public Safety, “The subject was located by San Jose State University Police and found to be in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun, ammunition, and knife.”

A search warrant was obtained to search the subject’s home.  Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Investigations Unit located one additional handgun, an airsoft rifle, ammunition, equipment to manufacture ammunition and knives.

With the help of investigators and San Jose State University Police, the suspect was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall. The Juvenile suspect faces charges of criminal threats, 422 PC, to bring a loaded handgun on school grounds 626.9(h) PC, minor in possession of a handgun, 29610 PC, carrying a loaded handgun in a public place 25850 PC, attempt to manufacture, and/or enhance a firearm, 29180 PC, and carrying a concealed firearm, 25400 PC.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is asked to contact Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Detective Nick Kakis at (408)730-7297.

Criminal threats made online against SJSU students ends in arrest of juvenile suspect was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Santa Clara
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