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

Folks wave from the side of a Muni cable car as it heads down Powell Street after cable car service returns from a 16-month COVID absence on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
San Francisco’s cable cars return after 16-month absence

San Francisco’s cable cars are back, and they’re free for passengers to… Continue reading

Tiffany Carter, owner of Boug Cali West Coast Creole Shack in San Francisco’s La Cocina Marketplace, was dismayed by gentrification she found when she returned to her hometown to start a business. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
SF Black Wallstreet: Helping residents build wealth, reclaim spaces they’ve had to leave

Tiffany Carter moved back to her hometown of San Francisco five years… Continue reading

Christina Najjar, 30, a TikTok star known online as Tinx, is one of the social media influencers tapped by the White House to help promote COVID-19 vaccines among young people. (Alyson Aliano/The New York Times)
How an ‘influencer army’ is fighting vaccine lies

By Taylor Lorenz New York Times Ellie Zeiler, 17, a TikTok creator… Continue reading

A great white shark swims off Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. The term “shark attack” is slowly disappearing, at least as a phrase used by researchers and officials who have been rethinking how to describe the moments when sharks and humans meet. (Benjamin Lowy/The New York Times)
Don’t call them ‘shark attacks,’ scientists say

By Alan Yuhas New York Times On the beaches of Northern California,… Continue reading

Vickie Gaddy, a nurse at the intensive care unit, with a 44-year-old patient who later died, at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, July 27, 2021. Doctors at the hospital say more younger people with COVID-19 are being sent to the ICU. (Isadora Kosofsky/The New York Times)
New COVID surge at a California ICU: ‘When will this ever end?’

By Isadora Kosofsky and Shawn Hubler New York Times Two months ago… Continue reading

Most Read