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SJPD Arrest Suspects for Sexual Battery
Filed under Press Release, on 1/10/2020 5:00:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Sexual Battery CASE NUMBER: 19-255-9851
LOCATION: San Jose, CA.
 
 
VICTIM: Withheld AGE: 30 Years (female)
 
 
SUSPECT: Birk,  Ranjit Singh AGE: 80 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
Suspect: Ranjit Singh Birk

 

San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department arrested suspect Ranjit Singh Birk for Sexual Battery (misdemeanor) - 243.4(e)(1)PC. Birk worked as a customer service representative at Avis Rental Car in San Jose for over 20 years.

On September 3, 2019, the female victim contacted her local police department to report the incident. The victim was renting a vehicle at Avis Car Rental located at 1659 Airport Boulevard in San Jose when she was greeted by the suspect who allegedly touched her inappropriately. The report was forwarded to the San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigations Unit.

On January 9, 2020, San Jose Police officers arrested Birk at his residence in San Jose and booked him into the Santa Clara County Jail on one count of Sexual Battery.

Detectives believe there is a likelihood of additional victims and are asking anyone with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents to contact Detective Jennifer Valosek of the San Jose Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit at 408-277-4102.

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: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Brain Anderson #3459  
DATE: 1/10/2020 TIME: 4:30 PM DATE: 1/10/2020 TIME: 4:30 PM


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