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Milpitas Police Department
Wednesday October 9th, 2019 :: 12:42 p.m. PDT


Press Release: Homicide Suspect Arrested

DATE: October 8, 2019
LOCATION: 100 Block of North Temple Drive
CASE #: 19-281-110
SUSPECT: Jonathan Castellanos Herrera, 22-years old, Milpitas resident
VICTIM: 54-year old male, Milpitas Resident

On October 8, 2019 at 3:30 P.M., officers responded to the 100 block of North Temple Drive on the report of a stabbing that had just occurred. Arriving officers found the victim with a stab wound and performed life saving measures. The victim was transported to a local hospital but despite the efforts of first responders and medical staff, he succumbed to his injuries.

At 4:06 P.M., officers located Jonathan Herrera and determined he was responsible for the stabbing. He was arrested without incident in the area of Del Vaile Court and North Hillview Drive. Information obtained from the public assisted in the quick capture of Herrera.

Jonathan Castellanos Herrera was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for 187 PC – Homicide and 243(b) PC – Battery on an Emergency Medical Technician.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation 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: Lieutenant John Torrez #209
Date and Time: October 9, 2019; 9:30 A.M.

Milpitas Police Department
1275 N Milpitas Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035

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

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