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CrimeBurglar Vandalizes 3 Milpitas Stores, Enters 1, Gets Arrested

Burglar Vandalizes 3 Milpitas Stores, Enters 1, Gets Arrested

It was just after midnight on March 14.

An alarm was going off at Victoria Liquors at 22 S. Park Victoria Drive. Less than a minute (47 seconds, to be exact) after the call for service came in, a Milpitas Police officer was on the scene.

The store’s glass front door had been broken but remained standing. Meanwhile, next door, at Metro by T-Mobile (38 S. Park Victoria), a second glass door was found to be smashed, as well.

Officers searched the area, seeking a suspect and any other impacted businesses. Nutricion Y Salud (52 S. Park Victoria) had been hit, as well, as shown by its smashed window.

Moreover, officers heard someone inside there…

It was Richard Salas (18), a Milpitas resident. He was inside Nutricion Y Salud holding a steering wheel lock. Around Salas’ head was a cloth.

Blood ran from the suspect’s hands and back.

Salas turned to the officers. He walked their way.

They put him in cuffs and took him to the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Charges: burglary & vandalism.Got more info? Call the MPD: 408-586-2400. Or the Crime Tip Hotline, to keep it anonymous: 408-586-2500. Or just go to the MPD’s website: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/crimetip

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He has won awards for journalism (CA Journalism Award) and screenwriting (Fade In Award), and has served as a ghostwriter, speechwriter, or script doctor for over 3,000 clients. His first novel is a dark political thriller called "Red Dennis" (2020). His first nonfiction book is a guide for helping writers be more productive called "Ass Plus Seat" (2020). He co-hosts the "House of Mystery Radio Show" on NBC News Radio. Eric's books can be purchased here.

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