Noises came from the backyard.

A woman — a Milpitas resident — hurried to hide. She dialed the police. It sounded like someone was trying to get into her bedroom…

The date was 1/2/19. Time: 11:38AM. Location: Yosemite Drive’s 2200 Block.

Milpitas Police officers rushed to the woman’s home. Upon arrival, they saw Andre Lamont McBride (23) of Hayward climbing out an open window.

Upon landing out front, McBride saw an officer. He turned and ran, jumping a fence in the backyard then landing in a neighboring yard. More officers awaited him there.

When he tried to run from them, McBride fell into a swimming pool.

The cops arrested him, took him into custody.

Meanwhile, Michael L. Ambrose (22) of Alameda County jumped another fence along the woman’s residence, landing in a different neighbor’s yard.

Officers couldn’t immediately find Ambrose. They soon brought in a police canine. A search of the area led to another yard, where Ambrose was found hiding.

The cops arrested Ambrose, too.

The suspects had jewelry, cash, and other stolen items from the victim’s home on them.

McBride was on probation for a past charge, relating to firearms. Ambrose was also on probation for a firearm violation, and on parole for assault with a deadly weapon.

McBride’s new charges: burglary, conspiracy, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, probation violation. Ambrose’s new charges: burglary, conspiracy, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, probation violation, parole violation.

Both men were booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Residents with tips can phone MPD at (408) 586-2400, call the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500, or write in through the department’s website: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/crimetip

 
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of six critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella "It's Only Temporary" (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project. His first feature film, "Rule of 3" (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest, and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, "Living Things" (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays. He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm which received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program "Intelligence For Your Life." Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.

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