West Valley Deputies Arrest 4 Burglary Suspects After Saratoga Vehicle Pursuit
On October 31, 2018, at approximately 11:45 AM, a Cupertino resident interrupted a burglary of their residence on Erin Way. Three suspects ran from the Cupertino residence when they realized the homeowner was actually home at the time of the burglary. The suspects fled into a waiting getaway vehicle, a Gold Lexus sedan, and drove off before deputies arrived at the residence.
A short time later, an observant Sheriff’s Office Detective saw a Lexus in Saratoga matching the description provided from the prior Cupertino burglary. A registration check of the vehicle revealed this particular Lexus was stolen during a carjacking in the City of San Jose earlier that day.
When deputies attempted to pull the Lexus over, a vehicle pursuit ensued with the suspect driver speeding excessively, while committing other egregious vehicle code violations. Eventually, the suspects drove the vehicle through the front yard of a residence off La Paloma Avenue in Saratoga, and the four suspects abandoned the Lexus, running in various directions from deputies.
West Valley Patrol Deputies and a Sheriff’s K9 responded to setup a perimeter. Deputies quickly apprehended 2 of the 4 suspects. With the help of residents in the area, as well as a group of electricians working in the area, the other 2 suspects were apprehended within a few hours.
The suspects were identified as 18 year old, Terrence Gentry of San Jose, and three other male juveniles ages 16-17. All 4 were taken into custody on a variety of felonies.
We want to thank the residents of Saratoga for their patience during this prolonged event, and to those community members who assisted in the apprehension of these suspects. Protection of our Community is a team effort!