Last Monday, July 23, at about two in the afternoon, a residential break-in and burglary took place on Chewpon Avenue’s 1300 block. The crime was carried out by three suspects, who ransacked the property before taking off in a pick-up truck: black in color, and either Ford or Toyota in make.

The Milpitas Police Department got hold of video footage showing the suspects, and are looking to the public for assistance in identifying them.

Anybody with any information regarding this residential burglary can phone the Milpitas Police Department at 408-586-2400. Those wishing to report anonymously can use the Crime Tip Hotline (408-586-2500) or the Milpitas Police Department website (




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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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