Woman allegedly flees crash in stolen patrol car
At 7:50 a.m., officers responded to a report of a possible auto theft happening in the 700 block of Sharmon Palms Lane, according to police.
Another caller told police they witnessed suspicious activity possibly related to the auto theft in a nearby parking lot at 2875 S. Winchester Blvd.
When officers arrived at the parking lot, they located a silver Acura MDX and white Acura Integra. The white Acura was the same vehicle reported stolen from the Sharmon Palms Lane location, police said.
The silver Acura then accelerated toward the police patrol car and intentionally rammed the vehicle’s front end, causing major damage.
The silver Acura caught on fire and Santa Clara County firefighters were called to the scene.
Two male suspects fled on foot and officers pursued them, according to police.
A female suspect, who was inside the silver Acura, then exited the vehicle and got into a Campbell police patrol vehicle, which had been left unoccupied by an officer who was pursuing the male suspects.
The female suspect then closed the vehicle’s door and an officer attempted to stop her. The woman then accelerated the patrol car in reverse, causing the officer to be dragged by the vehicle for short distance before being thrown to the ground.
The female fled in the police vehicle and another police car pursued her. Police lost the suspect and the vehicle near Prospect Road and Lawrence Expressway.
The officer sustained head injuries and scrapes. He was taken to the hospital and has been treated and released.
Police were able to catch one of the male suspects who fled on foot. He’s been identified as 22-year-old Anthony Reyes from San Jose. Reyes has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on an officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary and conspiracy.
Officers are still looking for the second male suspect, identified as 35-year-old San Jose resident Christian Hernandez.
The stolen patrol car was later located at around 10:23 a.m. near Parkmoor and Meridian avenues.
The female suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Itse Murillo of San Jose.
Police have confirmed the silver Acura that initially struck the patrol car was reported stolen out of San Carlos. Officers also said the suspects were involved in multiple burglaries in Los Gatos and Campbell earlier this morning.
Murillo is described as a Hispanic woman, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and multiple facial tattoos.
Hernandez is described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes and a receding hairline.
He was last seen wearing a dark top and gray sweatpants.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Campbell Police Department’s dispatch center at (408) 866-2101 or their Investigations Unit at (408) 871-5190. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call (408) 947-7867.