Posts Tagged ‘Auto Theft’


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Car thieves caught in SLO, Santa Barbara

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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

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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)

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)



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