A Menlo Park public works employee was arrested Tuesday (July 23) on suspicion of stealing about $1,800 worth of fuel from city gas pumps during the last year and a half.
Juan Alvarez, 51, of Redwood City was booked into San Mateo County Jail on three felony charges, according to a news release from the Menlo Park Police Department. He is charged with embezzlement by an employee, second-degree burglary, and grand theft, police say.
The police began an investigation in April after being notified by the public works department of suspicions that someone was stealing fuel from the city gas pumps at the corporation yard.
Mr. Alvarez has been released on bail; the case has been turned over to the District Attorney's Office for review.