The San Jose Police Department arrested two people linked to Bay Area burglaries that totaled at least $300,000 in estimated losses, police said on Thursday. The suspects were identified as Daemori Hunt, 20, of Moreno Valley and Dametrius Batchelor, 23, of Riverside.
On Dec. 6, three residential burglaries were reported in the Evergreen and Silver Creek neighborhoods of San Jose.
After a burglary on the 3000 block of King Estates, SJPD burglary suppression officers saw a car believed to be involved in the earlier burglaries. The officers attempted to stop the car near Fontanoso Way, and the suspects abandoned the car and fled.
With the help of an SJPD helicopter, the suspects were located in heavy brush. They were detained without incident.
SJPD recovered cash, jewelry and high-end purses from the suspects’ car.
Detectives took the case over and linked the suspects to other residential burglaries in San Jose and the broader Bay Area, the estimated value of which is believed to exceed $300,000.
San Jose Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TYPE OF CRIME: Multiple Residential Burglaries CASE NUMBER: Multiple
LOCATION: San José, CA
SUSPECT #1: Daemori Hunt AGE: 20 Years
ADDRESS: Moreno Valley, CA
SUSPECT #2: Dametrius Batchelor AGE: 23 Years
ADDRESS: Riverside, CA
On December 6, 2023, patrol Officers responded to three separate residential burglaries in the Evergreen and Silver Creek neighborhoods. Due to an increase in recent burglary incidents, SJPD had already deployed additional Burglary Suppression overtime cars in the area.
After a burglary took place in the 3000 block of King Estates, Burglary Suppression Officers located a vehicle matching one used in the commission of the burglaries earlier that evening. Officers initiated an enforcement stop near Fontanoso Way, and the suspects abandoned their vehicle, fleeing on foot into a nearby creek area and field.
SJPD Air Support Unit Officers responded to the vehicle stop and provided assistance via helicopter (Air 3). Air3 directed arriving Officers to where the suspect had hidden in heavy brush. The two suspects were subsequently taken into custody without incident. The suspect vehicle was recovered and contained property taken during the burglaries, including cash, jewelry, and high-end purses that will be processed and returned to victims.
Burglary Detectives in the Financial Crimes Unit took over the investigation and conducted extensive follow up that linked the suspects to at least seven other recent residential burglaries in San José, and potentially linking them to approximately several additional burglaries in the Bay Area with an estimated loss of at least $300,000.
“This is an amazing coordinated effort by Patrol Officers, Burglary Suppression Officers, Financial Crimes Unit Detectives and our invaluable Air 3 Officers that leveraged technology and equipment to locate these suspects and take them into custody without incident,” said Chief of Police Anthony Mata. “This is yet another example of the exceptional proactive policing at SJPD that brings criminals to justice, and sends a clear message to would-be criminals: Don’t come to San José to commit crime.”
Anyone with information about these cases or similar cases is asked to contact Detective Roberson #3658 of the San José Police Financial Crimes, Burglary Unit via email: [email protected] or 408-537-1315.
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BY: Officer Steve Aponte #4390