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Parole violator arrested, also held on weapons charges
STANFORD -- A parole violator with a long criminal history was arrested on the Stanford campus Sunday, Sept. 10, after attempting to sell a bicycle that possibly was stolen to several students, police said.
Stanford police Capt. Raoul Niemeyer said David Loren Barr, 41, was arrested in the Rains Houses area after one of the students he tried to sell the mountain bike to became suspicious and called police.
Barr was booked on charges of felony parole violation, possession of dangerous weapons, being a felon in possession of pepper spray, giving false information to police and petty theft with a prior conviction. Barr is being held without bail at the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose.
Barr allegedly gave the arresting officer, Deputy Adrienne Moore, false information upon questioning, Niemeyer said. Moore also said Barr was in illegal possession of a "slungshot," a 17-ounce lead ball on a 17-inch nylon cord, and two cans of OC (oleoresin capsicum) pepper spray.
The suspect's FBI record includes convictions on theft, burglary, drugs and weapons charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, Niemeyer said. Barr was wanted for violating parole after serving time on an Alameda County child molestation conviction.
(After being arrested, Barr admitted he had stolen the bicycle he had been trying to sell, Niemeyer said. The suspect told officers he had taken the mountain bike, a blue and purple Murray 18-speed model, from a location in the Medical Center. However, Niemeyer said the bicycle had not been reported stolen. Anyone who thinks he or she may be the owner should contact police at 723-9633.)
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