Cops Swarm San Jose Neighborhood

By Lori Preuitt
|  Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011  |  Updated 6:17 PM PDT
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Cops Swarm San Jose Neighborhood

Damian Trujillo

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San Jose police swarmed a South Bay neighborhood Wednesday as they searched for a suspect who ran from the CHP.

Police said it all started as a CHP pursuit.  Then at 12:20 p.m., the suspect vehicle crashed into another vehicle on Cottle Rd. near Beswick Dr.

The violent impact caused one of the cars to roll-over, but police said no one was seriously injured in the crash.

Police said the suspect driver ran from the crash toward some homes on Makati Circle. 

Police immediately set up a perimeter that included locking down nearby Anderson Elementary School.  Students and teachers were locked down for about 30 minutes before police cleared the campus.
 
Police said they were able to narrow down the area where the suspect might have been hiding to a few homes, which were evacuated.

San Jose police Officer Jose Garcia after searching apartment and townhouse complexes in the area for four hours, officers decided to end the search around 4:30 p.m.

He said the CHP is continuing to investigate the case.

Westbound Beswick Drive from Cottle Road, which was closed for the duration of the investigation, and eastbound Poughkeepsie Road, closed since about 3:30 p.m., were reopened.

Police did not identify the suspect nor did they say what caused the CHP to begin the pursuit in the first place.

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