SAN JOSE — Police arrested six people in connection with the burglary of an electrical contractor business and reported the discovery of $100,000 worth of stolen power tools and other items in an underground bunker at an encampment along Coyote Creek.
San Jose police announced Tuesday that officers had made the arrests and recovered the property, which belonged to a nearby business on South 10th Street.
Also among the stolen items were three hunting shotguns being stored at the business, as well as three pickup trucks that police say were used to transport the haul to a bunker off Wool Creek Drive near Coyote Creek.
The first arrest actually occurred Monday — the day the thefts were reported — after patrol officers spotted one of the stolen trucks in the area and stopped a man near the vehicle.
Police said that man was searched by officers on account of him being on probation for auto theft, and they found he was carrying a ghost gun, the term used for a privately assembled firearm that is usually impossible to trace because it is not registered or serialized.
That arrest was followed by the search of the bunker the next day.
Today Patrol Officers continued to conduct follow up on a commercial burglary incident that occurred yesterday.
The investigation led them to a homeless encampment in the area of Coyote Creek and Wool Creek Dr.
Here’s what they recovered from an underground bunker: pic.twitter.com/LApVW3WWn6
— San José Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) July 12, 2022
Patrol officers doing follow up on a commercial burglary in District Lincoln found several suspects around a truck stolen during the burglary. A convicted felon on probation for auto theft had this loaded ghost gun on his person.
Great job helping a business in our community! pic.twitter.com/VXky9Qf7RM
— Paul Joseph (@SJPD_AC_Joseph) July 12, 2022