Authorities are looking for a man a sheriff's deputy discovered pushing buttons on a call box at the gate of a residence on Mountain Home Road in Woodside on Aug. 12.
The suspect later drove off, crashed through fences, and escaped on foot, a San Mateo County Sheriff's Office spokesman told the Almanac.
A warrant has been sworn out for Scott Louis Hendrickson, 40, of Rodeo, on charges of possession of stolen property and burglary tools. Mr. Hendrickson is also on parole, Lt. Ray Lunny of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said in a phone interview.
With Mr. Hendrickson at the time was Scott Arlin Evers, 38, of San Mateo, also a parolee and now in county jail on the same charges, deputies said.
A deputy on a motorcycle discovered Mr. Hendrickson at the gate of the Mountain Home residence. Mr. Hendrickson walked across the street to his vehicle and got in and drove off, deputies said.
Records showed the vehicle's registration as expired, so the deputy went after it, made a traffic stop and discovered that both men were parolees and thus eligible for random search and seizure, deputies said.
While Mr. Evers was out of the car being searched, Mr. Hendrickson drove off on to Mountain Home Road, turned left on to Vintage Court -- a dead end -- and crashed through several fences before stopping his disabled vehicle and running away, deputies said.
Deputies said Mr. Hendrickson is white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and has a shaved head. He was wearing a blue shirt, blue pants and white shoes at the time.
They are advising an immediate call to 911 in encountering someone matching this description. "Do not approach or try to apprehend subject," the deputies said.