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Man arrested in Palo Alto package-theft case

Parcel addressed to Palo Alto resident found on arrestee

Mountain View police arrested a man early Wednesday morning who was found to have a package allegedly stolen from a Palo Alto resident, according to police.

Javier Ortega, 36, was stopped for a vehicle-code violation while riding a bicycle in the 1700 block of Rock Street around 4:35 a.m. Wednesday.

Ortega initially identified himself to officers as "Fabian Gutierrez." When searched, Ortega was found to have in his backpack a package addressed to a Palo Alto resident who later told officers that the package had never arrived, according to police.

Ortega was also allegedly in possession of four pieces of individually packaged clothing, although police say they are not believed to belong to the Palo Alto resident.

Ortega was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, police said.

Mountain View police have distributed photos of the clothing and are asking the public to contact Det. Andrew Wong at 650-903-6989 and reference case number 15-3488 if an item is recognized.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 29, 2015 at 11:29 am

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Good job MVPD


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