New Details Emerge in San Jose Standoff

The two suspects have been identified.

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012  |  Updated 9:22 AM PDT
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New Details Emerge in SJ Standoff

Damian Trujillo

San Jose police are searching for a known felon, spotted in the early morning.

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Police are releasing new information about two carjacking and robbery suspects who prompted a several-hours-long standoff at a vacant home in San Jose Friday morning and remain outstanding.

Police have identified the suspects as San Jose residents Roland Ramirez, 39, and 28-year-old Franchesca Galope and said the pair is considered armed and dangerous.

Ramirez allegedly stole a gold Cadillac Escalade from the Calco gas station located at 6095 Cahalan Ave. around 9:50 p.m. Thursday, Dwyer said.

At about 10:45 p.m., officers spotted the car around Bascom and Camden avenues and attempted to stop it.

The driver sped away from police and led them on a chase along that reached speeds of 100 mph on state Highway 85, police said.

Officers stopped the pursuit in the interest of public safety, Dwyer said.

Around 3:55 a.m. Friday, police spotted a second stolen vehicle that the suspect was believed to be driving, a white Lexus SUV, parked in front of the vacant home in the 5600 block of Blossom Avenue.

The police department's SWAT team was dispatched to the scene and multiple streets in the residential neighborhood were closed Friday morning as officers tried to coax the suspect from the home.
   
After searching the home, police determined that neither of the suspects were inside. Officers continue to search for both suspects.

Police used gas station video surveillance and "prior information" to identify the suspects, Dwyer said.

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