News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Police Arrest Suspect for Robbery, Criminal Threats, and Battery
Contact : Brian Philip, Detective Sergeant, Police Department    650-329-2413
Daniel Adam Esquivel booking photo
Palo Alto, CA -- Police arrested a suspect on Monday afternoon after he confronted a group of juveniles who had thrown small noise-making fireworks off of a parking garage roof.  The suspect robbed one of the juveniles of money, pushed another one, and threatened to throw them off the top of the garage.  No one was injured and police took the suspect to jail.

On Monday, June 16, 2014, at about 4:41 p.m., a group of five juveniles (all ages 14 or 15) came to the police station to report a disturbance that had just occurred at City Parking Garage "S," a five-story parking garage located at 445 Bryant Street.  The juveniles reported that they had been throwing small noise-making fireworks off of the top floor of the garage, when one firework struck the suspect, who was walking on the sidewalk below.  The suspect immediately took the elevator to the top of the garage and confronted the juveniles.  He shoved one of the juveniles (a 15-year-old), demanded money from another (a 14-year-old), and threatened to throw them off the roof of the garage.  Fearing for his safety, the 14-year-old victim handed over cash from his wallet, and the suspect left on foot.  All five juveniles immediately went to the police station to report what had occurred.  They provided a description of the suspect.  At about 5:00 p.m., officers located the suspect walking in the 300 block of University Avenue and detained him.

Police booked 24-year-old Daniel Adam Esquivel of Palo Alto into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for felony robbery, felony criminal threats, and misdemeanor battery.  A booking photo of the suspect is attached to this release.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.  Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.  Tips can also be submitted anonymously through our free mobile app (downloadable at or