Man arrested for package theft on Monroe Drive


A 37-year-old man allegedly found with stolen packages was arrested in Mountain View, near the border of Palo Alto, on Tuesday afternoon, Mountain View police said.

Javier Ortega was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and an outstanding warrant, police said.

A patrol officer saw Ortega in the 300 block of Monroe Drive around 2 p.m. and recognized him from past interactions, according to police.

The officer, who knew the Ortega wasn't a resident of the area, spoke with Ortega and learned he was wanted on an arrest warrant from another nearby agency, police said.

A search of Ortega's backpack uncovered three packages that Ortega didn't own, according to police.

Ortega was booked in Santa Clara County Jail, police said.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:48 pm

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Excellent police work!

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Posted by SuperD
a resident of Community Center
on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Nice to have this perp pay some consequences for his actions. Good job Police!

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Posted by Midtown Resident
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Can the press post a picture of this man? We have seen victims of theft of delivery packages post pictures of suspects from their home security cameras, but as far as I know, none of these people have been caught.

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Posted by David
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Stop and frisk works!

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