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Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
Thursday February 20th, 2020 :: 06:24 p.m. PST


Michael Lewis arrested on charges of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Vandalism, and Destruction of a Cellphone when calling 911.

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, at about 11:40 pm, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a male and female in a physical altercation in the 700 block of North Mathilda Avenue. Sunnyvale DPS responded and located an adult female who reported she had been physically assaulted by Michael Lewis, a 39-year old Vallejo resident. Michael Lewis fled the area before officers arrived. The victim also reported that she was a victim of human trafficking and forced to work as a sex worker for Michael Lewis. 

Sunnyvale DPS patrol officers obtained a warrant for Michael Lewis and began searching for him. On February19, 2020, Sunnyvale DPS detectives located Michael Lewis in the Sacramento area and placed him under arrest.  

This investigation is ongoing and DPS will work closely with the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, and other law enforcement agencies, to identify additional human trafficking victims associated with Michael Lewis.

Michael Lewis was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for 236.1(b) PC – Human Trafficking, 273.5 PC – Domestic Violence, 594(b)(1) PC – Vandalism, and 591.5 PC – Destruction of a cellphone when calling 911. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Detective Barron Renzi at (408) 730-7712 or [email protected].


Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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