Release Date/Time: 5/1/2013 2:23 PM
Incident: Residential Burglary, Pursuit - Hit and Run, Resist Arrest, Conspiracy, Parole Violation
Report #: 13-050013
Date: Wednesday, 5/1/2013
Time: 9:56 AM
Location: 1000 block of Mellville St. to 2073 Santa Rita St.
Officers responded to a call of an interrupted residential burglary in the 1000 block of Melville St. The homeowner arrived at his residence to find the intruders in his home. The suspects immediately fled out of the home and fled in a Honda vehicle which was later determined to be stolen out of Watsonville. Nearby residents also noticed what was happening and also provided police with important information, including the the fleeing vehicle license plate.
Officers arriving in the area located the suspect vehicle in the area of Natividad Rd and Boronda Rd. As officers attempted to effect a traffic stop on the vehicle , it fled at a high rate of speed and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspect vehicle finally came to a stop after striking a tree in front of an apartment complex located at 2073 Santa Rita. All three occupants in the vehicle fled the scene on foot . Two were immediately caught and detained. The third suspect was later located in a backyard and apprehended without incident.
All three suspects were positively identified as the three suspects involved in the interrupted burglary. They are, the driver, Joseph Aguilera (19) form Soledad, Vincent Thomas (23) a parolee out of Salinas and Ezequiel Rosas (19) also from Soledad.
As a precaution nearby Santa Rita Elementary school was locked down for approximately 30 minutes. A replica handgun along with stolen property were located in the suspect vehicle.
Once again the information provided by alert citizens was extremely important in the arrest of all three suspects involved in this incident.
Aguilera , Thomas and Rosas were transported to the county jail were they were booked on the various listed charges.
Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera
Telephone: (831) 758-7348