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SJPD Officers Arrest Multiple Suspects in 6-Day Period for Illegal Weapons & Drugs
Filed under Press Release, on 5/8/2020 3:56:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.



San Jose police officers arrest multiple suspects for weapons and narcotic offenses in a 6 day period.


San Jose, Calif.  20-122-0866 (OIS #2): On Friday, May 1, 2020, officers from our Violent Crimes Enforcement Team (VCET) were on patrol in support of the Cinco de Mayo weekend activities. VCET officers observed a vehicle in the area of E. San Antonio St. and Oakland Rd. They recognized the driver as a known gang member. VCET officers had information that the driver was in possession of a firearm. Officers observed the driver commit vehicle code violations and attempted to stop him. However, he fled the area in his vehicle before officers could initiate the stop. A second male passenger was also in the vehicle.

Moments later, officers spotted the driver on foot near E. San Antonio St. and King Rd. He was with a male later identified as suspect Cristoban Martinez-Lima. Both subjects are known gang members. The two subjects split up and walked away in separate directions. Officers contacted the driver on Whitton St. near King Rd. He was cooperative, interviewed and released pending review for criminal charges by the District Attorney’s Office.

VCET officers initiated a pedestrian stop on Martinez and he immediately fled. As Martinez fled, he reached into his waistband and pulled a semiautomatic firearm. As Martinez pulled the firearm, his body turned to the right and looked over his shoulder in the direction of the VCET officer. The officer saw the gun and perceived the movement as an imminent attack and fired a single shot from his department issued handgun at Martinez. Martinez was not hit and was taken into custody. The .45 caliber firearm, which was in the suspect's possession, was later recovered by officers. The suspect was booked into Santa Clara County Jail. 

20-124-0835: On Sunday, May 3, 2020, officers with the San Jose Police Department’s Violent Crimes Enforcement Team observed a vehicle collide into a guardrail and then continue driving. Officers were able to stop the vehicle in the area of San Antonio St. and Highway 101 overpass. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot into nearby bushes. Officers were able to detain the suspect without incident. The suspect is a known gang member. A search was conducted in the area and a loaded 9MM handgun with a high capacity magazine was located. The suspect was booked into Santa Clara County Jail. 

20-125-0199: On Monday, May 4, 2020, METRO officers executed a search warrant on a prior convicted felon involved in selling large quantities of narcotics in the City of San Jose. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and a search of the residence was completed. The suspect was found to be illegally in possession of 2 firearms, 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 147 grams of powder heroin, 54 grams of cocaine, 36 grams of black tar heroin, and approximately $13,000 in cash. The suspect was booked into Santa Clara County Jail. 

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Metro officers conducted a follow-up search warrant associated to the above case. Two additional illegally possessed handguns, a shotgun, and ammunition were discovered at the location. 

20-127-0707: On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, officers from the San Jose Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit conducted a parole search at an address on Carnelian Dr. in San Jose. The suspect is a convicted felon and on parole for criminal threats, domestic battery, and brandishing a weapon. He was in possession of an assault style rifle, ammunition, a high capacity magazine and methamphetamine for sale. He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for numerous felony charges.   

Call 911 or 311 with information on criminal activity, or call the San Jose Police Department's Drug Hotline at 408-971-DRUG (3784), or Gang Tip Line at 408-293-GANG (4264).

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: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936
DATE: 05/8/2020 TIME: 3:50 PM DATE: 05/8/2020 TIME: 3:50 PM


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