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Posted on: April 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Suspect Arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Evading

On 4/18/19 at 1620 hours, an Atherton PD Sergeant attempted to pull over a reckless driver on El Camino Real near Encinal Ave. The vehicle fled into on-coming traffic and the driver abandoned the car a short distance away, in a parking lot on the 1300 block of El Camino Real. Witnesses informed the officers that the driver had jumped the fence into the neighboring construction site. Officers learned the registered owner of the vehicle was on parole for burglary. During a search of the vehicle narcotics and burglary tools were located. As the officers were searching for the suspect with a police K9, a vehicle was reportedly stolen about half a mile away on the 100 block of Laurel St. During the course of the follow up investigation, officers were able to identify Michael Silks, 34 years old, out of Redwood City as the suspect. 

On 4/19/19 at around 0841 hours, San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies spotted Silks on the 2500 block of Spring St in Redwood City, driving the same vehicle he abandoned the day prior. Silks was taken into custody for vehicle theft, felony evading, possession of stolen property and a parole violation. At this point the stolen vehicle has not been recovered.

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