Search for young man in Ladera swim club thefts

Man 'intentionally attempted to run over deputy' while fleeing club March 18

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are on the lookout for a young man who fled the Ladera Swim & Tennis Club at about 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, in a tan or salmon colored four-door sedan, perhaps a Nissan Maxima or Toyota Camry from the early 2000s.

Club staff had been detaining the man on suspicion of stealing from the lockers there, but he escaped and ran outside, according to the Sheriff's Office. The club is at 3249 Alpine Road, just west of the intersection with La Mesa Drive.

A deputy arriving on the scene saw him and tried to stop him, but the man got into his car and "intentionally attempted to run over the deputy," -- an act that is considered as an assault -- before heading east to Alpine Road and then north on Interstate 280, the statement said.

There were no injuries. Deputies describe the man as Caucasian, 5-foot, 6-inches tall, with brown hair and weighing about 140 pounds. At the time, he was wearing a white long-sleeve T-shirt and black pants.

Deputies are asking anyone with information to call Detective Ben Hand at 650-363-4192 or write to him at


Like this comment
Posted by moi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Lockers -- they come equipped with locks, right?

Like this comment
Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Did the deputy get any part of the car's license number?

Like this comment
Posted by kudozz
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Mar 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

guess the guy did not care for the deputies presence.

Like this comment
Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:52 am

Is the photo connected with the incident? That's not a white long-sleeve T-shirt.

Like this comment
Posted by photo
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Why did the link to the suspect's photo get deleted?

Like this comment
Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 23, 2012 at 2:21 am

For more comprehensive coverage of adjacent cities, see upper left of this page for links to The Almanac and Mountain View Voice. Almanac still has subject photo posted.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Coffeebar opens in Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 5,068 views

Couples: So You Married Mom or Dad . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 756 views

Spring College Fairs
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 741 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 0 comments | 117 views