What started as a vehicle stop for a suspected traffic violation in Belmont led to the arrest of two suspects who were apparently fleeing from the scene of a nearby residential burglary on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
At about 10:05 a.m. a Belmont police officer saw the driver of a White Acura TL sedan commit a traffic violation on Ralston Ranch Road at Christian Drive. The officer followed the car, which was occupied by two people, onto eastbound Highway 92 before signaling the driver to pull over.
During the vehicle stop a burglar alarm call was received from a residence on Ralston Ranch Road. Responding officers determined that the residence had been burglarized. A subsequent investigation led to the discovery of jewelry worth about $5,000 from the residential burglary inside the Acura.
The car’s driver, 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 on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.Belmont Police investigators are contacting 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 650-595-7400 or the Belmont Police Crime Tip Line at 650-598-3000.