CASE OF THE WEEK - Community Members Help Locate Burglary Suspect
On November 30, 2017, Public Safety Dispatchers deployed an officer to the 1800 block of Pruneridge Avenue on the report of a suspicious vehicle driving in a parking lot with its lights off. Upon contact, the officer detained the female passenger however, the driver was not inside the vehicle. A return on the vehicle advised it was stolen out of Cupertino. A search of a bag belonging to the female suspect, identified as Tosha Bailey, yielded numerous checks and credit cards with a variety of different names, counterfeit cash and burglary tools. She was arrested and transported to the Santa Clara County Jail. The stolen vehicle was recovered.
Meanwhile, a secondary officer arrived on scene and located a male suspect carrying property in the carport area of the complex. The suspect fled the scene dropping several items in the process. The suspect was able to evade capture. It was determined the tools dropped by the suspect belonged to the apartment complex, and the door lock and frame to the tool shop was damaged and had been forced open. The stolen items were returned to the property manager.
Officers provided individuals arriving to a nearby construction site with a description for the suspect at large.
At approximately 1112 hours, several employees from the construction site contacted Public Safety Dispatchers to report an individual matching the male suspect’s description. The suspect had come out of a man hole, ran through the property and climbed a nearby fence.
While en route, an officer was approached by a female subject on Fernwood Avenue in San Jose regarding a male suspect in her back yard. According to the female subject, the male suspect was between the branches of a lemon tree and told her he had climbed her tree from the neighbors’ yard to pick fruit. The female subject told the male suspect he could not be in her yard. He ran through the yard and exited a side gate.
The male suspect, identified as Kenneth Pettit, was eventually located and arrested without further incident. He was transported to the Santa Clara County Jail.
Case Number: 17-10567