Police say the 53-year-old suspect reportedly confronted the victim, a 63-year-old Menlo Park man, after he left El Camino Hospital and was walking to his vehicle around 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. The suspect reportedly asked the victim for money argued with him when he refused, and threatened the victim, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
The victim called police, saying he feared for his life, and officers arrested the suspect on suspicion of making criminal threats and resisting arrest. It does not appear that the victim and the suspect knew each other, Nelson said.
The same man was arrested on July 22 — also on a Sunday evening — when he allegedly threatened a couple on Castro Street for refusing to buy him alcohol. The victims in that incident told police that the man was confrontational and threatened to attack and shoot them.
The man was in custody at the Santa Clara Clara Elmwood Correctional Facility with a bail set at $26,000 as of Wednesday morning.
Police find meth in converted school bus
A 52-year-old man was arrested and three others cited after they were found inside a blue school bus with more than 50 hypodermic needles, meth pipes and several grams of methamphetamine, police said in a statement Wednesday.
Police contacted the four people inside the bus, located on the 700 block of Continental Circle, after it had not moved for more than 72 hours, a violation in the California Vehicle Code. All of the suspects appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine, police said.
A subsequent search of the bus found about 50 used hypodermic needles, methamphetamine pipes, several grams of methamphetamine and needles loaded with suspected methamphetamine.
Other suspected contraband found in the bus include an electronic scale and small empty bags. A pellet gun was found near the needles, police said.
The 52-year-old man, who lived in the bus, was arrested on multiple drug charges including possession of a controlled substance for sale, "furnishing" a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The others present were cited and given notices to appear in court for possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence.
The vehicle, which police described as a converted bus, was impounded by the department.
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