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SJPD Arrests Three Suspects for Kidnapping to Commit Rape and Other Crimes
Filed under Press Release, on 1/16/2020 4:15:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Kidnapping to Commit Rape, False Imprisonment, Sexual Assault CASE NUMBER: 20-014-0359
LOCATION: City of Capitola and City of San Jose, CA
 
 
VICTIM: Withheld AGE: 14 Years (female)
ADDRESS: 
 
 
SUSPECT #1: Albert Thomas Vasquez AGE: 55 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
 
 
SUSPECT #2: Antonio Quirino Salvador AGE: 34 Years
ADDRESS: Fremont resident
 
 
SUSPECT #3: Hediberto  Gonzalez Avarenga AGE: 31 Years
ADDRESS: Fremont resident
Suspect Albert Thomas Vasquez Suspect Antonio Quirino Salvador Suspect Hediberto Gonzalez Avarenga
  


San Jose, Calif. -
 The San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigations Unit arrested Albert Thomas Vasquez for kidnapping to commit rape - 209(b)(1) PC (felony), digital penetration with a child under 14 years with force - 289(c) PC (felony), false imprisonment - 236/237 PC (felony), lewd act with a child 14 or 15 years with force - 288(c)(1) PC (felony), rape by intoxication or controlled substance - 261(a)(3) PC (felony).

On Tuesday January 14, 2020, at about 11:08 AM, San Jose police officers responded to a suspicious circumstance at the E-Z 8 Motel located at 1550 N. First St. in San Jose. The victim used her Snapchat account to notify friends she was kidnapped and did not know her location. The victim's friends determined the victim's location through the Snapchat app and called 911.

Arriving officers made contact with the suspect as he exited a motel room and discovered the victim inside. Suspect Vasquez was taken into custody and later booked into Santa Clara County Jail on the above listed charges. 

Follow-up investigation by detectives revealed suspect Vasquez met the victim in the City of Capitola on January 14th. Vasquez gave the victim drugs and she became incapacitated. Vasquez called suspects Salvador and Avarenga for assistance. The three suspects placed the victim in their vehicle against her will. Vasquez sexually assaulted the victim in the vehicle. Afterwards, the three suspects drove the victim to the E-Z 8 Motel in San Jose. The suspects carried the victim from their vehicle to a second floor motel room where Vasquez again sexually assaulted her. 

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, suspects Salvador and Avarenga were taken into custody in San Jose and subsequently booked into Santa Clara County Jail for kidnapping - 207(a) PC (felony) and conspiracy - 182(a) PC (felony). 

Anyone with information about this case or similar incidents involving these suspects is asked to contact Detective Anthony Barajas of the San Jose Police Department’s Sexual Assault Investigations 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: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Brian Anderson #3459 
DATE: 01/16/2020 TIME: 4:15 PM DATE: 01/16/2020 TIME: 4:15 PM


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