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Milpitas Police Department
Tuesday December 18th, 2018 :: 02:53 p.m. PST


Press Release: Attempted Residential Burglar/Police Impersonator Arrested

DATE: December 7, 2018
LOCATION: 30-block Ede Ln.
CASE #: 18-341-168
SUSPECT: Charles Whittington, 66-year-old, San Jose transient

On December 7, 2018, at 10:45 P.M., Milpitas Police officers responded to an in-progress residential burglary at the 30-block of Ede Ln. The officers arrived within 2 minutes of the call and met with residents who reported a man had attempted to enter their house by kicking in their front door while identifying himself as a police officer. Some of the family members confronted the man and he fled the area, being chased by several other family members. Officers began running down the street, after the man, and with the help of the family they were able to locate him in a business complex. The man was taken into custody several blocks away, from victim’s residence, without further incident. A search of the man revealed he was in possession of methamphetamines and narcotic paraphernalia.

The man was identified as, Charles Whittington, a 66-year-old, San Jose transient. Whittington was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail for attempted burglary, impersonating police, possession of methamphetamine and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

If you have any information regarding this investigation; then you are 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: Sergeant Alex Prince #281
Date/Time: December 14, 2018; 2:00 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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