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Milpitas Police Department
Thursday June 6th, 2019 :: 05:00 p.m. PDT


Press Release: Felon Arrested in Possession of a Firearm and Drunk Driving

DATE: May 30, 2019
LOCATION: 500-Blk of E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas
CASE #: 19-150-063
SUSPECT #1: Jerrad Downey, 42-year-old male, Berkeley resident
SUSPECT VEHICLE: 2000 White Mercedes-Benz S-430

On May 30, 2019, at approximately 1:00 P.M., Milpitas Police officers responded to the 500-block of East Calaveras Boulevard for the report of a white Mercedes-Benz driving recklessly in the area. A second caller reported seeing a male “rack” the slide of a handgun and place the handgun inside a white Mercedes-Benz. Officers saw a white Mercedes-Benz leave the Town Center Shopping Center and conducted a high-risk vehicle stop. Officers took Downey into custody and located an unregistered and unloaded Beretta handgun on the front passenger seat. Downey was on probation in Alameda County for reckless driving. He was also determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Downey was booked into the Santa Clara County main jail for drunk driving, felon in possession of a firearm, and a probation violation.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Additionally, the information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department Website at:

Press Release By: Sergeant Joseph A. Heylen #253
Date/Time: May 31, 2019 / 12:00 P.M.

Milpitas Police Department
1275 N Milpitas Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-586-2400

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