SJ State dismisses athlete after arrest

A Hayward man who just completed his freshman year at San Jose State University as a student and basketball player was dismissed from the team on Friday following his arrest on suspicion of robbery, university officials said.

Terrell Brown, 19, was arrested with five others early on May 27 in Union City on suspicion of robbery, criminal threats, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.

At 1:10 a.m. officers were sent to the area near Mariner Park at 3134 Dorado Drive when they were told about an alleged robbery.

Police said the victim alleged that five or six people punched him multiple times and took his wallet, phone and belt.

As officers were interviewing the victim, he checked with his bank and one of his credit cards had allegedly been used at In-N-Out Burger at the Union Landing Shopping Center.

Officers went there and found two vehicles that matched the descriptions of the suspects’ vehicles, according to police.

Officers arrested five people for the alleged robbery including Brown, 18-year-old Vanessa Sanchez from Citrus Heights, 19-year-old Justin Bell from Oakland, 19-year-old Dvan Molden from Antioch and 19-year-old Kris Garrido from Oakland.

Officers allegedly found the victim’s property in one of the suspects’ vehicles.