A car's owner was surprised to see someone else rummaging through the vehicle on Thursday night. A scuffle ensued, followed by a manhunt capped off by an arrest.
Shortly after 9 p.m., the victim confronted the suspect and got shoved to the ground as the man fled. Minutes later Menlo Park Police Officer Brad Schuler spotted someone fitting the suspect's description.
Police delivered Gary Darnell, a 26-year-old resident of East Palo Alto, to county jail after discovering in his possession a controlled substance as well as numerous items allegedly stolen from other cars parked along the 300 block of Oak Court in Menlo Park.