Posts Tagged ‘Auto Theft’

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Deputies chase stolen U-Haul near San Simeon

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A person driving a stolen U-Haul fled Sunday night from San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies before crashing the truck near Ragged Point. [KSBY] On Sunday evening, sheriff’s officials received multiple reports of a U-Haul driving erratically. Deputies spotted the... (Continue reading)

Atascadero car thief flees to elementary school

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An intoxicated car thief fled authorities onto the campus of an Atascadero elementary school on Monday, according to the city’s police department. The elementary school, as well as a neighboring continuation high school went into lockdown. Around 12:18 p.m., Atascadero... (Continue reading)

SLO County Sheriff’s K9 attacks officer

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department K9 tasked with catching a fleeing car thief in Arroyo Grande attacked a California Highway Patrol officer on Tuesday who, too, was pursuing the suspect. Officers then charged... (Continue reading)

Car thieves caught in SLO, Santa Barbara


Both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara police arrested alleged car thieves over the weekend. A suspect who allegedly stole a car in Santa Barbara was also arrested in Oxnard following a police chase. Around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, San... (Continue reading)

North County men arrested for California theft spree

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Two North County men allegedly teamed up to steal more than $35,000 worth of property, including a Mercedes Benz and a Norwegian passport, from victims in locations ranging from Los Angeles County to Paso Robles. On Sunday, Paso Robles police... (Continue reading)

Crazy taxi driver accused of grand theft auto


A 20-year-old Santa Barbara man managed to steal a taxi from the home of its driver, but the thief’s reckless driving quickly led to his arrest. [KEYT] On Sunday afternoon, taxi driver Ron Goodman was in his Santa Barbara home... (Continue reading)

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)

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