The operation started around noon on Inman Way between Waverly Avenue and Cunningham Avenue.
Sheriff's deputies blocked off surrounding streets to vehicular traffic, telling neighbors to stay in their homes.
Members of the sheriff's swat team surrounded a trailer parked on the street. A mobile command post was set up. Nearby schools were on lockdown.
Elizabeth Cerna's aunt was babysitting her one-year-old at her home on the same block.
"They said there's a man from the jailbreak, so they said it could be him, so, I freaked out and left work right away," said Cerna.
The Sheriff's office says deputies were following up on Tuesday on tips from the public. Most were received after the announcement of a $20,000 reward.
"We actively conducted numerous operations throughout the city, hitting various high value targets of associates of Rogelio Chavez," explained Sgt. Rich Glennon, with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department.
After about an hour-and-a-half, the SWAT team was ready to move in. First, they smashed windows with a poker. Then, they stuck a camera inside the trailer. A short while later, a deputy yelled out a warning and then set off a flash-bang.
It turned out, no one was in the trailer.
The Sheriff's office declined to say if Rogelio Chavez had been the target. But they did confirm that this person arrested Monday at a raid at the Days Inn in Gilroy is Emily Vaca. She's charged with helping Chavez by driving him around after he escaped from jail.
Rogelio Chavez, 33, of San Jose, and Laron Desean, 26, escaped from the Santa Clara County Main Jail on Thanksgiving Eve.
Operation seems to be over. We don't see from our vantage point an arrest. If it was an escaped inmate, it seems he's eluded dragnet again. pic.twitter.com/W9BDDq4EuK— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) November 29, 2016
Sheriff's swatt has surrounded this trailer in front of the house which they've been surveilling since morning. Smashing windows now. pic.twitter.com/hpqyRsqhTy— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) November 29, 2016
Source tells ABC7news swatt surrounding a trailer at a home in middle of block. pic.twitter.com/BtsDwwix3m— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) November 29, 2016