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SJPD Arrested two Suspects for Possession of Dangerous Fireworks
Filed under Press Release, on 8/17/2017 2:18:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Possession of Dangerous Fireworks CASE NUMBER: 17-228-0110
LOCATION: 1200 block of Wabash St., San Jose
SUSPECT #1: Mark Espinoza, Sr. AGE: 43 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT #2: Marco Espinoza, Jr. AGE: 18 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Mark Espinoza, Sr.
Marcos Espinoza, Jr.


San Jose, CA — In response to community complaints about the use and possession of fireworks at a residence in the 1200 block of Wabash St., the San Jose Police Department launched a criminal investigation in July of this year.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the San Jose Police Department's Metro Unit with the assistance of the Violent Crimes Enforcement Team (VCET), the Mobile Emergency Response Group & Equipment Unit (MERGE) and Patrol officers served a search warrant at the Wabash St. address. Officers confiscated approximately 1200 lbs. of fireworks, including 3" and 4" commercial aerial fireworks. Officers arrested suspects Mark Espinoza, Sr. and his son Marcos Espinoza, Jr. for Possession of Dangerous Fireworks (felony) — 12702(c) HS, Possession of more than 100 lbs. of Fireworks (felony) — 12700(b)(3) HS, Storage of Fireworks (misdemeanor) — 12673 HS. Espinoza, Sr. was also booked for an outstanding warrant for Possession of Dangerous Fireworks (misdemeanor) — 12700(b)(2) HS.

Both suspects were taken into custody and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on the noted charges.

Persons with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents are urged to contact Officer Kevin McClure of the San Jose Police Department's Metro Unit at (408) 277-4044.

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.

BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Laurence Ryan #2802
DATE: 8/17/17 TIME: 2:00 PM DATE: 8/17/17 TIME: 2:00 PM


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