SAN JOSE (KRON) — San Jose police were in a standoff with a male suspect who committed a burglary and a kidnapping. The suspect stole from a business and then fled through backyards, brandishing a knife at a resident and telling her he had a gun.
The suspect is now in custody, and he was apprehended at a home on the 1800 block of Clarice Drive, police said.
Officers have identified the suspect as 36-year-old San Jose resident Jesus Calixto. He was arrested for burglary, kidnapping, criminal threats and criminal conspiracy.
He sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.
The suspect stole from a business and then fled through backyards, brandishing a knife at a resident and telling her he had a gun.
At approximately 8:50 a.m., police responded to a call reporting a theft inside a business located in the 1900 block of Tully Road.
As officers arrived to the scene, the suspect ran into the neighborhood of the 1800 block of Clarice Drive, jumping fences and forcing his way into two separate residences.
A resident of one home said she saw a knife in the suspect’s hand, police said. The resident then said she heard the suspect say he had a gun though she did not see a gun.
The suspect continued to flee on foot as officers tried to apprehend him.
No injuries have been reported.
The suspect was considered armed and dangerous, and officers were conducting a search in the area.
During a follow-up investigation, it was discovered the suspect committed a burglary and a kidnapping.
The incident was being treated as a barricade situation. KRON4 learned the suspect may have been hiding in an attic of a home.
Additional San Jose Police Department resources were on scene to assist with the investigation. Police dogs and bull horns were being used in the search. SJPD Negotiator is one scene. SWAT team is now deploying ‘flash bang’ devices.
An SJPD negotiator was also on-scene. The SWAT team was deploying ‘flash bang’ devices.
A second female suspect was arrested in connection with the original theft at an O’ Reilly Auto Parts on Tully Road. She was arrested near the auto parts store just after the theft, police said.
The woman has been identified as 27-year-old San Jose resident Rachael Losoya. She was booked for burglary, criminal conspiracy, grand theft, and possession of stolen property.
The standoff began Wednesday morning.
An elementary school is nearby the standoff.
Police are on scene searching for the suspect and have deployed an armored vehicle.
SJPD Negotiator now on scene to assist in barricade situation.
Officials had shut down the neighborhood and set up a perimeter around the area of Clarice Drive as they were searching for the suspect.
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