Rodrigo Perez, a 30-year-old San Jose resident, has been arrested for auto theft and related charges, Milpitas Police Department reported.
On Sept. 29 at about 5:26 a.m., a Milpitas police officer located an occupied 1995 Honda Accord that had been reported stolen to San Jose Police Department. When officers attempted to stop the Honda, several people fled on foot on the 1000 block of Dempsey Road, police said.
Officers quickly set a perimeter and after a yard-to-yard search of the surrounding residences they found a suspect, later identified as Perez, hiding in the front yard of a home. The other suspects were not apprehended, police said.
Perez was booked into county jail on charges of auto theft, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and possession of burglary tools, police said.
Anyone with any information regarding this investigation can call Milpitas Police Depart-ment at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500.