SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The mother of a recently deceased San Jose police officer was arrested over the weekend as a suspect in a home invasion robbery, police said Tuesday.
Officers responded to a robbery at Le Mirador Senior apartments on the 1100 block of Coleman Road at Almaden Expressway on Sunday afternoon. The victim told officers that a woman he knew broke into his home and took a number of electronic items, a phone and his debit card.
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The victim positively identified the woman as 52-year-old Sonya Packer.
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After consulting with the district attorney’s office, police obtained an arrest warrant for Packer. She was taken into custody on Monday in Milpitas. It was unclear how Packer and the victim knew each other.
Sonya Packer is the mother of De’Jon Packer, a rookie San Jose Police Department officer who died last month at age 24. He graduated from Gunderson High School and played football at San Jose City College before playing for the San Jose State Spartans.
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The cause of De’Jon Packer’s death was still pending. San Jose police said the robbery was not believed to be related to his death and was being investigated by the Milpitas Police Department.