A 27-year-old man who allegedly had in his possession, property from a home burglary in Millbrae, will not stand trial on that charge because there was insufficient evidence in the case, a judge ruled Wednesday.
However, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Marta Diaz bound over Michael John Weiler for trial on charges of hit-and-run, being a felon in possession of ammunition and possession of a stolen vehicle, court records indicate.
Weiler allegedly struck a man as he got out of his vehicle to attend a Christmas pageant at All Souls Church in December, court records indicate.
The defendant -- he was allegedly driving a stolen truck -- drove away following the crash but surveillance cameras from a nearby parking lot got images of the truck, according to court records.
A South San Francisco police officer recognized the truck in one of the photos as a vehicle he had seen in town; he found the truck parked at the home of Weiler's girlfriend, records indicate.
Weiler denied any connection to the truck or involvement in the crash but witnesses identified the truck and the defendant, as did the suspect's boss, who told officers he had once put gas in that truck for his employee, records state.
A search of the girlfriend's home yielded the ammunition.
According to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, police also found property taken from a residential burglary that had occurred days earlier in Millbrae but prosecutors could not bring enough evidence for an indictment on that charge.
Weiler also has a drug case pending that involves the possession of methamphetamine last October.