Articles Tagged With ‘Auto Theft’

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Homeless bus thief gets six years for Grover Beach crime spree

David James Krause

A 36-year-old homeless man has received a six-year prison sentence for an ambitious crime spree he embarked upon in June. On a single day, David James Krause, 36, started a fire; stole a bus and crashed it; burglarized a home;... (Continue reading)

Deputies catch three of four thieves in North County chase

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Four suspects fleeing San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies in a stolen vehicle fled by foot after crashing the car in a rural Paso Robles riverbed. Several law enforcement agencies teamed up to catch the suspects, but one of the... (Continue reading)

Fifth suspect arrested following Templeton home invasion

Albert Charles Heinicke and Donovan James Alvord

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a fifth suspect on Thursday following a home invasion robbery in Templeton early Wednesday morning. Detectives tracked down a 16-year-old in connection with the robbery which occurred last Sunday in the 4700 block of... (Continue reading)

2 men beaten during Templeton home invasion

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San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested four suspects and are searching for a fifth following a home invasion robbery in Templeton early Wednesday morning. Shortly after 3 a.m., five suspects allegedly broke into a home in the 4700 block... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man arrested for auto theft

Andrew Gardner

Police arrested a Grover Beach man Sunday for stealing a Toyota sedan that was taken from Atascadero. Grover Beach officers located the car after a resident reported a suspicious vehicle that was parked in front of his home. At 6:33... (Continue reading)

Transient crashes stolen bus, then presses on with crime spree

David James Krause

Undeterred by his botched attempt to steal a bus Sunday afternoon, a transient pressed on with an ambitious crime spree that included arson and a home break-in. After crashing the bus he stole, the man stole a car and crashed... (Continue reading)

DUI suspect accused of stealing car, laptops, credit cards

Jamie Cunningham

A Paso Robles man was driving 100 mph while drunk in a car that contained stolen laptops, credit cards and software, according to the CHP. The man is also charged with auto theft. [KSBY] Officers arrested the man, as well... (Continue reading)

Classic truck stolen in Grover Beach


Grover Beach police are searching for a red 1957 Chevy truck that was reportedly stolen from a grocery store parking lot on Tuesday. The Chevy is a step side truck equipped with special features, like a chrome front grill, chrome... (Continue reading)

Suspects hide out in Santa Barbara restaurant bathroom

La Salsa

A pair of suspected car thieves led police on a chase before fleeing the vehicle and barricading themselves in men’s bathroom at the La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill on State Street in Santa Barbara. At about 8:30 a.m., an officer... (Continue reading)

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)

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