A 32-year-old man was arrested earlier this month after he allegedly tried to escape from Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police who had him in custody following his arrest for an outstanding no-bail warrant.
James Michael Schneider was detained at around noon Oct. 3 in the area of Shannon Road and was transported to the LGMSPD Operations Building on Los Gatos Boulevard for misdemeanor driving on a suspended license and the outstanding warrant.
However, after being taken to the police facility, prior to being booked at the Santa Clara County Jail, he allegedly escaped from officers while in the parking lot adjacent to the custody area of the building at about 12:37 p.m., said Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police Sgt. spokesman Kerry Harris.
Schneider is said to have run away from the officer who was with him, climbed over the facility’s perimeter fence and fled into the Blossom Manor neighborhood, according to Harris.
Pursuing officers caught up with the suspect, and took him into custody in the back yard of a residence on Cherrystone Drive, just east of Camelia Terrace, Harris said.
The suspect was booked into county jail with the additional charge of resisting, delaying, or obstructing a police officer, which can be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
"As much as was possible, police personnel contacted residents whose homes were near the site of the arrest, to let them know what had occurred," Harris said.