A man and a 15-year-old boy are in custody after allegedly fleeing from the scene of a residential burglary in Belmont yesterday morning, according to police.
At approximately 10:05 a.m., a Belmont police officer spotted a white Acura TL sedan commit a traffic violation on Ralston Ranch Road at Christian Drive and followed it onto eastbound State Route 92 where he stopped it. While on the traffic stop, a burglar alarm call was received for a residence on Ralston Ranch Road, according to police.
Officers responded to the alarm call and found that the residence had been burglarized. A subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately $5,000 in jewelry from the burglary inside the Acura, according to police.
The driver of the Acura, Antoine Lamar Wells, 30, of Oakland, was arrested without incident along with his passenger, a 15-year-old male from East Palo Alto. Wells was booked into the San Mateo County Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a stun gun and conspiracy. The juvenile, whose name is being withheld due to his age, was booked into the San Mateo Youth Services Center for burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy, according to police.
Belmont investigators are in contact with other Bay Area law enforcement agencies to see if these suspects are tied to any other recent burglaries. Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call Belmont police at 595-7400 or the Belmont Police Crime Tip Line at 598-3000.