A San Jose man out of prison on parole was stopped for speeding at about 10:30 Wednesday morning in the 1300 block of Snyder Street driving a 2006 Chrysler 300 that brought neighbors out of their houses claiming the car was similar to one involved in burglaries from several of their homes.
Anthony Rosendo Corrales, 29, of San Jose was placed on a parole hold from a past conviction and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of burglary tools and for driving at 50 miles an hour in a 25-mile-an-hour residential zone.
One neighbor among the group approached Office Armen Avakian and said they had all been burglarized by someone driving a similar car. He said he had a crop of grown marijuana plants in his back yard with all of them being stolen out of the ground. He told police he had a doctor’s letter that allowed him to grow the plants.
Officers made use of Canine Officer Mike Kelly’s drug detection dog Rusty to search the interior, exterior, trunk and engine area of the car with few results. Police also had reports that Corrales had a hand gun hidden in the vehicle but they were unable to locate the weapon as they searched for a secret compartment.
They did locate a WD-40 spray can that had been engineered with a screw cap on the bottom finding drug residue inside, police said.
Corrales was reportedly driving on a suspended license. Police impounded his vehicle.