February 1, 2006
Homicide Suspect Caught
On January 31, 2006 the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office apprehended Frank Beech, a suspect in the brutal murder of John Hollman on January 28th, 2006.
Utilizing FBI assistance the Sheriff's Office was able to track Beech's cell phone activity to the city of Santa Clara. Santa Clara Police Department was able to provide a lead on the location of a house at which Mr. Beech was suspected to be hiding out. Sheriff's deputies in cooperation the US Marshals Service, Santa Clara PD and Parole officers, set up surveillance on the residence at 6:30 pm. At approximately 10:40 pm Mr. Beech returned to the residence.
Sheriff's deputies, in cooperation with the other agencies listed, conducted a search of the residence. They were able to locate Beech hiding inside. Beech gave up without incident and was taken into custody. “This was a very successful multi jurisdiction operation.” stated Investigations Lieutenant Mark Garcia, “We are very pleased to have been able to apprehend this individual in such a short amount of time.”
On January 28, 2006 at approximately 8:55 PM, Frank Howard Beech and John Hollman were involved in an argument in front of a residence on the 100 block of Topeka Avenue. Beech punched Hollman on the head with his fists and Hollman fell to the ground. Once Hollman was on the ground, Beech kicked and stomped him several times on his head with his feet.
Hollman was transported by several friends to Valley Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
For further information please contact Investigations Lieutenant Mark Garcia at (408) 421-6712.