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Campbell Police Department
Thursday May 23rd, 2024 :: 01:50 p.m. PDT


Campbell Police Recent Arrest After Day-Long Incident

On Friday, May 17, at approximately 1:15 pm, Campbell Police Officers responded to reports of a man recklessly discharging a firearm into the air from his vehicle in the area of Charmain Drive. Through an initial investigation, the suspect was identified as James Raymond Auvigne, 35 years old from Campbell. Officers also recognized Auvigne from a previous incident in 2023 where he caused a disturbance in front of Safeway, fled from officers, and resisted arrest.

Around 2:35 pm, CPD received another 911 call, of a male exhibiting erratic behavior on Superior Drive, including firing a weapon into the air and kicking his dog. Before officers could  arrive on scene Auvigne fled. Officers located Auvigne on Colleen Way outside his vehicle and initiated a high-risk stop. Auvigne immediately jumped in his vehicle and fled at a high rate of speed. Officers opted to strategically place themselves in neighboring areas in order to locate the suspect.

At approximately 5:02 pm, another call came in near W. Valley Drive of a man reporting being punched by a suspect matching Auvigne's description. Shortly after, officers located Mr. Auvigne, and observed him committing numerous traffic violations and driving erratically. Prioritizing public safety, officers refrained from continuing a potentially hazardous pursuit but continued their strategic efforts to locate the suspect.

By 7:02 pm, officers located Auvigne walking his dog in a parking lot south of Graves Ave in San Jose. They initiated a high-risk stop and Auvigne refused to comply with officers' instructions. Through meticulous de-escalation techniques, officers successfully placed Auvigne under arrest, and a subsequent investigation revealed Auvigne's weapon to be a BB gun. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for willful discharge of a BB gun, assault, evading a peace officer, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and animal cruelty.

Chief Gary Berg said, “Throughout this challenging series of incidents, Campbell officers exhibited outstanding decision-making and dedication to the safety and security of our community. Their professionalism in navigating a volatile situation ensured the well-being of our residents and a successful outcome.”

Campbell Police Department
70 N. First Street
Campbell , CA 95008

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-866-2121

Letysia Moresco
Public Information Officer
[email protected]

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