Two men arrested for stealing SLO firefighting equipment
January 7, 2014
San Luis Obispo police arrested two men Monday for stealing firefighting equipment from a fireman’s car.
Around 7:48 a.m., police received a report of theft of San Luis Obispo Fire Department equipment from a firefighter’s car parked in the downtown area. The stolen equipment included firefighting clothing and accessories.
Several hours later, fire department personnel spotted the suspects riding their bikes with the stolen equipment. Officers then located Esteban Mota, 26, and Casey Cerro, 27, at Goodwill on Industrial Way.
Police determined that Mota and Cerro were also in possession of tools stolen from a vehicle near the Amtrak Train Station.
Officers arrested the suspects on two counts each of possession of stolen property. Cerro also received charges of possession of burglary tools and possession of drug paraphernalia.