Abel Menera and Royer Dzib, both Mountain View residents known to law enforcement, may have been involved in the theft of gardening equipment and a wallet on the 1900 block of Hackett Avenue in the Rex Manor neighborhood, according to the Mountain View Police.
On Aug. 27 at approximately 4:34 a.m. while on foot patrol Officer St. Laurent came upon Menera with gardening tools. The officer had knowledge the subject was on parole and had numerous gang-related contacts with MVPD.
The officer noticed Menera's physical appearance and concluded he was possibly under the influence of a controlled substance.
The officer arrested Menera under the Health and Safety section 11550(a) for being under the influence of a controlled substance. The evidence went into the evidence locker as the officer couldn't identify the owner.
Several hours later at 6:37 a.m. Officer Fairchild responded to the same area for a report of a theft of gardening equipment, including a weed whacker and yard clippers.
Due to an internal, secure system of online communication the officer saw photos of the evidence booked by the earlier officer. The officer showed the images of the tools to the person reporting the theft and upon the possible identification, Menera received additional arrest charges of possession of known stolen property under Penal Code 496(a) and a parole hold.
Later that day, Officer Gonzalez on evening patrol made contact with Royer Dzib, who he had knowledge had a warrant out of Mountain View. Officer Hansen along with K9 Odin stopped Dzib in the area of Rengstorff Avenue and Central Expressway. It turned out that Dzib actually two more warrants for his arrest for a total of $35,000 for various Health and Safety violations.
While conducting a search of Dzib, Officer Gonzalez allegedly found a wallet in his possession, which contained various forms of identification that belonged to the victim of the gardening tools from. Dzib was arrested for his warrants, for possession of stolen property and possession of a burglary tool under Penal Code 466. He was booked into the San Jose Main Jail without incident.