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MVPD looking to reunite stolen items with rightful owners

We are looking to return several items that we discovered in a U-Haul last week.

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, around 11 pm, one of our officers on patrol approached a woman he saw sitting in the passenger’s seat of a U-Haul, parked on the 1900 block of Silverwood Avenue.

In speaking with the woman, identified as 25-year-old San Jose resident Melissa Vincent, we learned she was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. We asked her to step out of the cab, and a subsequent search of the U-Haul resulted in the discovery of bolt cutters and other burglary tools. Additional narcotics were also found inside the cab.

In the back of cab, a book was found that had several people’s names and personal identifying information on each individual. In the back of the truck, over a dozen bags were located with various forms of identification, mail and tax forms.

Vincent was booked in to the San Jose Main Jail on charges of burglary, identity theft, possession of burglary tools, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and for an outstanding felony warrant.

Our investigators believe there may be dozens of victims in this case, based on the number of items found in the back of the U-Haul. If you recognize any of the items in the images, please reach out to Det. Frank Rivas at frank.rivas@mountainview.gov. Please be ready to provide identifying information that the items rightfully belong to you.

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