On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at around 4:34am, an officer stopped a bicycle for a vehicle code violation on the 1700 block of Rock Street. The bicyclist, who initially identified himself as “Fabian Gutierrez,” was found to actually be Javier Ortega, a 36 year-old Hispanic male out of Mountain View. A records check found that Ortega has a $25,000 warrant for his arrest out of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
A subsequent search of Ortega’s backpack revealed a package addressed to a resident in Palo Alto. With the assistance of Palo Alto Police Department (PAPD), this resident was contacted and informed officers they were expecting a delivery that failed to arrive. Additionally, four pieces of individually packaged clothing were located in Ortega’s backpack (pictured below), but were not identified as belonging to the Palo Alto resident.