People v. Lamar Dekari Stevens
On October 5, 2021, a jury found Defendant Lamar Dekari Stevens guilty of 14 felony counts relating to the burglary and sexual assault of a 65 year-old victim in Menlo Park in 2017.
On August 11, 2017, at approximately 4:50 a.m., the Defendant forced entry into the Victim’s residence through an unlocked window. Once inside, the Defendant covered the Victim’s mouth and held a knife to his throat demanding money. After the Victim gave the Defendant $40.00, the Defendant proceeded to sexually assault the Victim before he was able to escape and flee to a neighbor’s home. The Defendant then fled the scene and jumped off a 30 foot-high pedestrian foot bridge, breaking his ankle while trying to escape pursuing police officers.
The prosecutor was Nicole Sato and the Investigating Officer was Menlo Park Police Department Detective Jeremy Ordone.