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Police arrest man on stolen-vehicle charges

San Jose man, found in Palo Alto with drug paraphernalia, also booked on outstanding warrants

A man was arrested in Palo Alto Wednesday morning, March 7, after police found him in possession of keys to stolen vehicles and drug paraphernalia on Loma Verde Avenue, according to the Palo Alto Police Department.

San Jose resident Mario Ramirez, 25, was located near the corner of Loma Verde and West Bayshore Road after officers responded to a citizen's call about a suspicious person urinating in the area.

Shortly before, at about 5 a.m., police had found a severely damaged Ford truck containing two motorcycles in the 900 block of Loma Verde. All three vehicles had been stolen. They found the truck while attempting to trace an apparent hit-and-run that damaged shrubbery and felled a light pole on the south side of Oregon Expressway west of Greer Road.

Ramirez was found with keys to the truck and one of the motorcycles. During his contact with police, he also attempted to discard a methamphetamine pipe.

Ramirez carried no identification and was identified only with the help of a Mountain View Police Department sergeant who recently completed an assignment on the Regional Auto Theft Task Force.

The suspect had an outstanding $200,000 felony warrant for charges related to narcotics sales and auto theft. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose on charges of felony possession of three stolen vehicles, misdemeanor hit and run, possession of drug paraphernalia, providing false information to a peace office and driving on a suspended license.

He was also booked on the outstanding warrant.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

Comments

Posted by Nayeli, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 8, 2012 at 8:30 am

Another day, another thug off the streets! Great job, PAPD!


Posted by Oscar, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

> Ramirez carried no identification and was identified only with the
> help of a Mountain View Police Department sergeant who recently
> completed an assignment on the Regional Auto Theft Task Force.

> The suspect had an outstanding $200,000 felony warrant

And with these previous run-ins with the law, there were no finger prints, or pictures available to the police? This is one of those situations were a facial recognition system would be most helpful to police.


Posted by JustMe, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 8, 2012 at 9:42 am

JustMe is a registered user.

My my, now, who was it that, in another thread, claimed that Palo Alto didn't have a methamphetamine problem? Tip of the iceberg here?


Posted by Robert, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

Great job PAPD! Thanks for keeping us safe.


Posted by Bad Stuff, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:51 am

Meth is the WORST drug - because it does permanent damage and is severely addicting - and cheap. Bad, bad stuff... we don't need this and must do what we can to keep it out of our community.


Posted by Mark, a resident of University South
on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

JustMe, I was ALSO thinking that!!! :)


Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm

"Another day, another thug off the streets." Not really. For every felon booked into jail, another felon is released from jail.


Posted by Gethin, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Getting close to home ...
Good job PAPD - Thanks!


Posted by RATTF, a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm

"A Mountain View Police Department sergeant who recently completed an assignment on the Regional Auto Theft Task Force." Let's get our story right. Mountain View PD does not and did not have a Sergeant at the Regional Auto Theft Task Force. Please check your facts before publishing.


Posted by Jacky, a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I would say this guy places a tally mark under meth user in San Jose not Palo Alto. Or maybe I should say, meth user in San Jose's finest county jail! Good job PAPD!


Posted by ovitty, a resident of Southgate
on Mar 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

daily post article says people who think they have no racist ideas and are fair, may be reacting to fear reflex making them see someone as criminal .like court judges, theyre afraid because of different race features and project that on someone who didnt commit crime! happens all the time. judges at north county court have committed PERJURY. that no lie.fear court judges, not slashers.


Posted by JustMe, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

"I would say this guy places a tally mark under meth user in San Jose not Palo Alto."

Where was the lamp post he ran down? If there is a meth head in PA, then PA has a meth problem. You can go into denial, but you are just deluding yourself.


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