A Bay Area-wide manhunt is underway for someone who authorities say threatened to kill people in San Francisco. San Jose police believe Dustin Hamilton is armed with a revolver and shotgun he stole from his parent’s house.
The 44-year-old Dustin Hamilton apparently made those threats in a note that he left behind at the scene of the crime. ABC7 News reported.
There’s a sense of disbelief among residents in the quiet Willow Glen neighborhood in San Jose. Residents there say they’re very shocked by the allegations.
“He’s too good of a kid to do something like this, that’s why I don’t understand it,” said Willow Glen resident Thomas Smith.
San Jose police are looking for Hamilton, who they say broke into his parents’ home on Husted Avenue on Tuesday and stole several of their guns while they were out of town.
Police issued a warning after discovering Wednesday night that Hamilton had written a note threatening to kill people in San Francisco and law enforcement in general.
“We’ve been working on it actively since last night, and we’re warning the public and also asking them for their help,” said Sgt. Enrique Garcia.
Police tell ABC7 that Hamilton has 2 outstanding warrants out of San Francisco for assault and vandalism. 3 additional warrants have since been added for what happened in San Jose including burglary, criminal threats, and felon in possession of a firearm.
Sources say Hamilton has been homeless for nearly a decade despite offers of help over the years from friends and family.
“Makes me nervous, especially with everything that’s going on in the world today,” said Willow Glen resident Michelle Mesita.
Neighbors hope Hamilton turns himself in before anyone gets hurt.
“I hope this brings him back around to where he’s getting the help that he needs,” said Smith.
At this point, police tell us Hamilton could be anywhere in the Bay Area.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact Detective Matt Brackett and Detective Emilio Perez of the San Jose Police Department’s Assaults Unit at (408) 277-5283.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous can either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (408) 947-STOP (7867) or submit a tip online.
Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Crime Stoppers (408) 947-STOP (7867).