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Fremont Police Department (CA)
Tuesday May 19th, 2020 :: 10:56 a.m. PDT


Suspect Tyler Spears arrested by Fremont PD SWAT - Suspect Vermond Jones still wanted and considered armed/dangerous

May 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Suspect arrested for May 5th Home invasion – Second suspect on the run   
Location:  2000 block of Laurel Canyon Ct                   
Date/Time of Incident:   May 5, 2020 at 10:35 a.m.

Suspect Tyler Spears arrested by Fremont PD SWAT -
Suspect Vermond Jones still wanted and considered armed and dangerous.

On May 14, 2020, the Fremont PD SWAT team arrested Tyler Spears, a 23-year-old Antioch resident, for an armed home invasion robbery that occurred the previous week in the 2000 block of Laurel Canyon Ct. 
During the home invasion, two suspects entered the victim's residence, pointed firearms at the victim, made the victim lay on the ground, ransacked the residence and stole multiple items.  A third suspect stayed outside in the suspect vehicle. 
The case was investigated by the Fremont Police Department’s Investigative unit.  Video surveillance, license plate readers and community cameras provided various images of the suspects and their vehicle.  The investigation showed the same suspects attempted a separate residential burglary in Fremont, another residential burglary in Union City and committed a brutal robbery of a female in San Francisco; all on the same day as the home invasion.
Additional physical and digital evidence led investigators to two of the three suspects; Spears and Vermond Jones (21 years old; resident of San Francisco). 
Both suspects have extensive criminal histories and are documented "Fillmore - Knock Out Posse" gang members.  Spears is currently active to CDC Parole and is on probation for a separate domestic violence conviction.  He has been contacted with a firearm during prior arrests.  
Jones has six (6) separate cases pending out of the Superior Court in San Francisco.  Among those open cases are arrests for robbery (multiple counts), burglary (multiple counts), carrying a loaded firearm, grand theft from a person, possession of a stolen vehicle (multiple counts), false imprisonment, child endangerment and other crimes.  It appears that Jones has been arrested for no less than thirty-five (35) separate charges and all those cases are still pending.  However, in spite of all of the above, Jones had been released from custody on a GPS ankle monitor while those cases worked their way through the court process.  Jones had the GPS ankle monitor on during the above crime spree on May 5th.
Due to the level of violence associated with the suspects, the Fremont Police Department SWAT team was activated in an effort to locate and arrest the suspects.
On May 14, 2020 Spears was arrested by Fremont SWAT in Vallejo.  At the time of arrest, Spears was found in possession of a loaded firearm.  That firearm had been stolen during a residential burglary in Suisun City, Ca in January.  Spears is set to be arraigned today (May 19, 2020 at 2:00pm) at the East County Hall of Justice on multiple felony charges (including home invasion robbery, being armed during the commission of a felony, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, parole violation and probation violation). 
In the evening hours of May 14, 2020, Jones disabled his court-ordered GPS tracking device.  An active felony warrant has been issued for Jones.  He is being sought by multiple police departments and is considered armed and dangerous.
The Fremont Police Department is asking for anyone with information as to Jones whereabouts to immediately contact Det. Greg Wong at 510-552-7670 or Det. Michael Gebhardt at 510-673-3664. 
Jones is a black male, approx. 6’00”, 190lbs.  Jones’ last known address is in the area of 10th St and Market St in San Francisco. 

Fremont Police Department (CA)
2000 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

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