Johnny Nguyen

Sat, Oct 2, 2010

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I found these articles of Johnny and thought some people might want to remember him:

  • Article No. 1: * Ut “Johnny” Nguyen Found Dead Near San Tomas Aquinas Creek Near Mission College Boulevard In Campbell, Published by Staff Writer on February 2, 2010.
  • Article No. 2: Police find body of suspect who jumped into creek. Associated Press
    02/01/10

 

Article No. 1

* Ut “Johnny” Nguyen Found Dead Near San Tomas Aquinas Creek Near Mission College Boulevard In Campbell

Published by Staff Writer on February 2, 2010

The body of a 37-year-old man who attempted to escape authorities in Campbell by jumping into a creek a week and a half ago was found in Santa Clara this afternoon, a police sergeant said. A passerby spotted Ut “Johnny” Nguyen’s body face down in the San Tomas Aquinas Creek near Mission College Boulevard and Agnew Road in Santa Clara at about 1 p.m. today, Campbell police Sgt. Gary Berg said. ”Based on the tattoos of the subject found in the creek today and the tattoos of the subject we were looking for, they appear to be the same person,” Berg said. Nguyen had a tattoo of a dragon on his back.

On Jan. 22, Campbell police and U.S. Postal Service inspectors encountered Nguyen while serving a search warrant at a home in the city in connection with an identify fraud case. Although Nguyen wasn’t the subject of the search warrant, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office had a $30,000 felony warrant out for his arrest in a separate identity theft case, Berg said.

Nguyen, who is from the Sacramento area and also had ties to San Jose, jumped over a fence and into the creek in an effort to evade authorities, according to Berg. He said it appeared that Nguyen was trying to “elude capture and didn’t realize the pretty severe nature of the creek that day.” Campbell police treated the investigation as a missing persons case as they searched for Nguyen.” Our first priority was his safety, the warrant was coming secondarily,” Berg said, adding that officers used mountain bikes to search areas along the creek. A helicopter was also used during the investigation.

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Comments:
  • Angelica Parker on Sat, 3rd Apr 2010 11:13 am

    ALL I CAN SAY RIGHT NOW IS IT”S REAL SAD THAT JOHNNY IS GONE AND I DO NOT UNDERSTAND AT ALL WHY ANY OF THOSE OFFICERS DIDN”T TRY TO SAVE HIM!!! OR WHY IT TOOK (DAYS TOFIND HIS BODY!!!

     

     

Article No. 2

Police find body of suspect who jumped into creek

Associated Press
02/01/10 10:01 PM PST

CAMPBELL, CALIF. — Authorities say they’ve recovered the body of a man who tried to escape arrest by leaping into a Santa Clara County creek more than a week ago.

Campbell police say emergency crews pulled the body of Ut “Johnny” Nguyen out of San Tomas Aquino Creek a little after noon Monday.

The 37-year-old Nguyen was last seen on Jan. 22 when Postal Service inspectors and a Campbell police officer went to a home where Nguyen was visiting. Nguyen was wanted on a warrant for identify theft.

Campbell Police Capt. Dave Carmichael says Nguyen ran from the home, jumped into the rushing water of the creek, then disappeared downstream.

The San Tomas Aquino Creek is usually rather placid, but has been turned into a rushing torrent by days of heavy rain.

The Santa Clara County’s Medical Examiner’s office identified the body.

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Information from: San Jose Mercury News, http://www.sjmercury.com

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/ap/83318247.html#ixzz11HOSw2Sq

 

2 Responses to “Johnny Nguyen”

  1. Johnny's Friend Says:

    I just wanted to say Thank You for posting these articles about Johnny and for keeping memories of him alive. Can’t believe it will be a year this week that he’s been gone…

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