Woman arrested for brandishing a gun during squatter battle
November 28, 2011
A battle over creek side squatting rights in Atascadero ended with the arrest of a woman who allegedly threatened to shoot two people. [KCOY]
Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, an Atascadero resident heard arguing coming from the creek area near the intersection of Capistrano Avenue and Sycamore Road and called police.
A man and a woman told officers Tracey Bellew, 42, had pointed a gun at their heads and threatened to shoot them. They had argued over tenant rights in one of many creek side settings where the homeless set of camps.
Bellew took off before police arrived. Officers established a perimeter in the creek area, found Ballew and booked her into San Luis Obispo County Jail on assault with a deadly weapon charge.