SLO burglary suspect arrested
February 21, 2013
Police conducted a traffic stop on Aaron Kirby’s Ford pickup truck around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. A female passenger fled Kirby’s vehicle. Officers chased her down and searched the vehicle, finding several items of stolen property, as well as drug paraphernalia.
The officers arrested Kirby, 35, for theft and drug related charges and Hattie Davis, 19, for outstanding warrants.
Police investigators then searched Kirby’s truck and identified property stolen from at least three residential burglaries in San Luis Obispo. Six similar residential burglaries have occurred in the city since December.
Officers also discovered two and a half ounces of methamphetamine, a half-ounce of heroin, more $3,000 in cash and a stolen handgun from Kings County in the truck. After searching the truck, investigators searched Kirby’s hotel room in Arroyo Grande and found additional stolen items and drug paraphernalia.
Police charged Kirby with burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and heroin with intent to sell and a probation violation. Davis received a resisting arrest charge, and officers booked her in San Luis Obispo County Jail for outstanding warrants. Kirby, too, is in county jail.
San Luis Obispo police are continuing their investigation into the recent string of burglaries.