A call came in to the Milpitas Police Department.

The caller, a concerned resident, spoke of a strange blue Honda Accord. It had somebody behind the wheel, and was parked in the carport of a neighboring home.

Date: 1/9/19. Time: 11:40AM. Location: Pimentel Circle’s 50th block.

Upon arrival, MPD officers peeked inside the Honda and saw Arthur Jack Carson (31) of San Jose. As for the vehicle, they confirmed it had been stolen 6 days earlier in San Jose.

Carson woke. He cooperated as the cops arrested him. In the car, in his wake, they found what looked to be crystal meth, along with heroin. Meanwhile, Carson had already been placed on probation in Santa Clara, resulting from prior thefts.

The police booked the suspect into Santa Clara County Main Jail. Charges: possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance & drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property, probation violation.

The MPD issued a press release stating, “We would like to thank and commend the resident that alerted us to suspicious activity in their neighborhood. We continue to encourage residents to call us when they identify suspicious activity as it can help to reduce crime.”
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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