2nd Arrest Made in San Jose Home Invasion, Sex Assault of 85-Year-Old Woman

Investigators say they nabbed the getaway driver who crashed a stolen SUV into a vacant home

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    File image of San Jose police on the scene of a home invasion, Monday, June 30, 2014.

    A second suspect was arrested Friday in the case of an 85-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted inside her East San Jose home earlier this week.

    San Jose police investigators say the woman's husband was also injured and the home was robbed.

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    [BAY] 85-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted, SUV Slams Into Home
    One 15-year-old boy was arrested and another young man was at large early Tuesday morning in San Jose, after a 85-year-old woman was sexually assaulted, and the pair allegedly slammed a stolen SUV into the side of a garage, police said. Michelle Roberts reports. (Published Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014)

    After the two suspects stole the couple's SUV, police say, they crashed it into another home. The 15-year-old passenger was arrested at the scene.

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    [BAY] Car Crashes into San Jose House
    Police say a car that crashed into a San Jose house may be linked to a home invasion robbery. Bob Redell reports. (Published Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014)

    Friday, police said they have arrested the driver of that getaway car. His age or other details were not immediately released, although investigators said earlier they were looking for a male between the ages of 17 and 25.

    San Jose police officer Albert Morales said the suspects - each carrying knives - broke into the home in the 1500 block of Sunshadow Lane before 4 a.m. Monday morning.

    "It's never, never easy to report these kind of cases or to investigate them," Morales said. "It just turns your stomach."

    Police believe it was a random attack.

    After the assault, the pair hopped into the couple's SUV, Morales said. A California Highway Patrol officer noticed the vehicle making an "unsafe lane change" and began following it as the driver exited at the next off-ramp at Capitol Expressway then turned south onto Senter Road.

    When the driver turned on Singleton Road, CHP said he lost control and crashed into the garage of the home, which was vacant. Two CHP officers drew their guns, aiming them at the crashed SUV. The 15-year-old passenger was stuck inside and was arrested. The driver, who wasn’t arrested until Friday, ran away from the scene.