Theft suspect held after traffic flub

Police say burglary suspect Antione Lamar Wells was apprehended in Belmont on Wednesday after being pulled over for a traffic violation in his Acura sedan.

Police say burglary suspect Antione Lamar Wells was apprehended in Belmont on Wednesday after being pulled over for a traffic violation in his Acura sedan.

An Oakland man might have successfully fled the scene of a home burglary in Belmont if it weren’t for a traffic violation, which led officers to pursue his white Acura sedan Wednesday morning, Belmont Police Capt. Pat Halleran said.

About 10:05 a.m., a Belmont officer reportedly noticed the car commit a vehicle violation on Ralston Ranch Road at Christian Drive. The officer pursued the vehicle and pulled it over as it entered eastbound state Highway 92, according to police.

As the officer was making contact with the driver, Antione Lamar Wells, 30, and his 15-year-old alleged accomplice, a burglar alarm call was received for a home on Ralston Ranch Road, according to police.

Further investigation revealed about $5,000 in jewelry, allegedly from the home on Ralston Ranch Road, inside the Acura, according to police.

<p> Wells was arrested on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property, being a felon in possession of a stun gun and conspiracy.

His alleged accomplice, an East Palo Alto resident, was booked into the San Mateo Youth Services Center on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy, according to police.Bay Area NewsPeninsula

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas Buckley, pictured here in 2014, is now working out of Bayview Station. <ins>(Department of Police Accountability records)</ins>
SF police return officer to patrol despite false testimony

A San Francisco police officer accused of fabricating a reason for arresting… Continue reading

Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
State allows high school sports to resume, but fight is far from over

For the first time since mid-March 2020, there is hope for high… Continue reading

A nurse draws up a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF expands vaccine eligiblity, but appointments ‘limited’

San Francisco expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday but appointments remain limited… Continue reading

The now-shuttered Cliff House restaurant overlooks Ocean Beach people at Ocean Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
History buffs working to keep Cliff House collection in public view

Funds needed to buy up historic building’s contents at auction

Perceived supply and demand in the Bay Area’s expensive rental market can play a big part in determining what people pay. (Shutterstock)
Bay Area rental market is rebounding — but why?

Hearing about people leaving town can have as big an effect as actual economic factors

Most Read