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Monday 12/16/2019 12:52 PM - Amber Alert Suspect Located

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Amber Alert Suspect Located
Date and Time of Incident: 12-16-19, Approximately 10:15 AM
Place of Occurrence: Shell Gas Station, 500 block of Main Street, Cambria
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Victor Magana, 24, Gilroy
Details of News Release: On 12-16-19, the Sheriff's Office received a call regarding an Amber Alert suspect who had been spotted at the Shell gas station in the 500 block of Main Street in Cambria The Amber Alert had been issued this morning by the San Jose Police Department. Law enforcement was trying to locate 24-year-old Victor Magana who was suspected of stabbing his girlfriend last night in San Jose and then kidnapping their two-year-old daughter. The Amber Alert stated the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. A citizen at the gas station reported the suspect had locked his keys inside the car along with the child. While law enforcement was enroute including Deputies, State Park Rangers and CHP, citizens confronted the suspect and physically restrained Magana until law enforcement arrived. State Park Rangers were first on scene and apprehended Magana. The child was located unharmed in the vehicle. Magana was taken into custody. The child was turned over to County Child Welfare Services. At this time, the Sheriff's Office is coordinating with the San Jose Police Department, the agency which issued the Amber Alert. While law enforcement is grateful for the assistance from the citizens who detained the suspect, we do not recommend approaching or confronting a person who is considered armed and dangerous. In situations like that we advise contacting law enforcement with the suspect's location and keeping a safe distance until law enforcement has the incident under control.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Monday 12/16/2019 1:00 PM