For many residents, it was a warm and quiet afternoon in Menlo Park on Wednesday (Sept. 18). But for one person, the pace of the day quickened as the citizen spotted a man and car that looked out of place in the 900 block of Crane Street.
The citizen called the police around 1 p.m., and a detective with the narcotics enforcement team responded. In a nearby apartment complex, Det. Nick Douglas discovered a car reported stolen out of Redwood City bearing license plates reported stolen out of Palo Alto.
He also found Ramon Bernal, 38, of Richmond, a man with a long list of warrants from Redwood City for assault with a deadly weapon, battery, vandalism, and violating a restraining order, according to the police report.
Police retrieved "a large amount of stolen property" that they suspect may be linked to a series of burglaries, according to the report.