Posts Tagged ‘Auto Theft’


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Ought you park your car in Santa Maria?

An average day in Santa Maria ends with at least two car thefts, according to numbers provided by the city’s police department. [KSBY] Santa Maria far outpaces other Central Coast cities in car thefts, and the crime is occurring at... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria burn victim was working on stolen car

Santa Maria police have determined that a burn victim was working on a stolen car Tuesday evening when he accidentally started a house fire. [KSBY] Fire investigators say the burn victim, a 29-year-old man, was smoking at the time, and... (Continue reading)

Sunken car in Laguna Lake had been stolen

The Subaru station wagon found in Laguna Lake on Sunday had been missing since 2006 and was previously stolen, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Police officials said that the station wagon had been reported stolen in Pismo... (Continue reading)

Carjacker credited with vandalism spur in Arroyo Grande

On Friday morning, one or more vandals in Arroyo Grande targeted 19 vehicles, punctured 42 tires and broke a bus window, an outdoor wall display case and a classroom window. The damage totaled more than $7,000. All of the vandalism... (Continue reading)

King City Police Department closed because of corruption

King City’s longtime former police chief, Nick Baldiviez, and current acting police chief, Bruce Miller, were arrested early Tuesday morning along with four other officers under charges of bribery, embezzlement and making threats. [KSBW] Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies arrested officers... (Continue reading)

Car thieves caught in Avila Beach

San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two suspected car thieves Wednesday in Avila Beach. [Tribune] Early Wednesday, a 2012 Chevy Impala passed a sheriff’s patrol car heading in the opposite direction. The deputies ran the plates of the Impala... (Continue reading)

Man attempts to kidnap See Canyon teen

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they said tried to kidnap a 17 year-old Thursday on Pippin Lane in See Canyon. Brett Allen Edgell, 26, of Minneapolis was driving a stolen SUV when he allegedly began ramming... (Continue reading)

Woman carjacked and raped in Paso Robles

Paso Robles police arrested a man who allegedly carjacked a woman and raped her at gun point on Sunday. At about 8:30 p.m., two men accosted the woman at a gas station on Niblick Road in Paso Robles. The men... (Continue reading)

SLO transient burglarizes shop and passes out in gas station across the street

A 29-year-old transient was arrested for burglary after he insisted on sleeping inside a downtown San Luis Obispo gas station Sunday evening. When San Luis Obispo police arrived around 7:30 p.m., officers discovered that the man had burglarized a popular... (Continue reading)

Car chase leads to Arroyo Grande High School lockdown

An Oceano man who allegedly stole a truck in Arroyo Grande, rammed a police car and led officers on a chase that ended across the street from the high school, is currently being held in the San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)