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San Jose Police Department
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San Jose PD Arrests Pawn Shop Dealer
Filed under Press Release, on 6/27/2016 4:02:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Possession of Stolen Property CASE NUMBER: 16-033-0230
LOCATION:  876 The Alameda, San Jose
 
VICTIM: State of California
 
SUSPECT: Shahrokh Shaw Roohparvar
AGE: 60
ADDRESS: Los Altos Resident
 


Suspect Shahrokh Shaw Roohparvar


    

San Jose: On December 15, 2015, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) implemented Assembly Bill 371 (AB371) which required California Pawn Brokers and Secondhand Dealers to utilize a California Pawn and Secondhand Dealer System, also known as "CAPSS." Many of the San Jose based Pawn Brokers and Secondhand Dealers have not been complying with DOJ and the City’s enforceable Municipal Codes.    

In the last year, the City of San Jose has experienced an increase of commercial burglary cases. Some property stolen during these crimes were being sold on eBay accounts that are run by certain Secondhand Dealers. 

In January 2016, the San Jose Police Department's Burglary Unit created a Pawn Broker / Secondhand Dealer task force to actively monitor and enforce current laws, slow down or inhibit the selling of stolen property from both commercial and residential burglaries, and to train the business owners on the current compliance requirements.

The San Jose Police Department task force worked closely with the Regional Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) on three major cases related to suspect Roohparvar involving $712,000.00 of stolen property. Suspect Roohparvar is the business owner of “Silicon Valley Liquidate,” also known as, “Compucycle" or "US Tech,” located at 876 The Alameda in San Jose. Roohparvar conducts his business as a second hand dealer which requires a permit from the City of San Jose and a license from DOJ. However, Roohparvar was not in compliance with these requirements.

The case was presented to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office and Roohparvar was subsequently charged with 6 counts of Possession of Stolen Property and 5 counts of Acquiring Stolen Property for the Purpose of Selling for Financial Gain.

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, the San Jose Police Department's Pawn/Secondhand Dealer task force arrested suspect Roohparvar at his business. Roohparvar was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on noted charges. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Michael Montonye of the San Jose Police Department's Burglary Unit at 408-277-4401.        

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. Paul Messier #3049
DATE: 6/27/16 TIME: 2:00 PM DATE: 6/27/16 TIME: 4:00 PM


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