A San Jose man was arrested early this morning in Menlo Park on suspicion of several offenses including robbery and sexual assault, police said. At 4:50 a.m., a resident called police and alleged that someone had broken into his home in the 1000 block of Ringwood Avenue, threatening him with a knife.
Police said the victim, a 60-year-old, alleged he was sexually assaulted and robbed before he escaped his home and called police from a neighbor’s home. The victim said he suffered minor injuries. Responding officers spotted a suspect on a nearby pedestrian over crossing and blocked both ends, according to police.
But the suspect, later identified as Lamar Stevens, climbed the fence of the over crossing and officers then released a K-9 to capture him.
Police said Stevens, 36, jumped from the fence onto Van Buren Road, a fall of about 30 feet, which left him unable to move. Officers then detained Stevens. Stevens has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, oral copulation by use of force, burglary, home robbery and assault with the intent to commit sexual assault, according to police.
Stevens was taken to Stanford Hospital to be treated for his injuries, where he’ll remain until he can be moved to the county jail. Police said that Stevens was on state parole for robbery and officials with the California Department of Corrections have placed a parole hold on him.
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