Articles Tagged With ‘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)

Surfer dude steals bags, runs toward Pirate’s Cove

Pirates Cove

A man wearing Hawaiian-style flowered board shorts, a black hat and no shirt smashed a car window, stole two bags and took off running in the direction of Pirate’s Cove on Saturday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies tracked down the thief, but... (Continue reading)

Burglar cuts hole in Santa Maria bank wall, steals cash


A burglar broke into a business adjacent to a Santa Maria bank early Monday morning. He then cut a hole in the adjoining wall, entered the bank, took money and escaped. At approximately 5:15 a.m., surveillance footage captured the burglar... (Continue reading)

Burglar snatches watches from Pismo Beach jewelry store

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A man burglarized a Pismo Beach jewelry store on Wednesday and then fled to a parking lot where a driver was waiting in a getaway vehicle. Neither a store worker, who chased after the suspect, nor officers who responded managed... (Continue reading)

Hundreds of California police guns go missing

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At least 329 firearms were lost by or stolen from Southern California law enforcement agencies over the last five years. [Orange County Register] Dozens of the missing firearms ended up in the hands of criminals, and some were used in... (Continue reading)

Atascadero Burger King employee steals cash, reports a robbery

Juan Martinez, Jr.

A Burger King employee stole a large amount of cash from the business, then told police the restaurant had been robbed, according to the Atascadero Police Department. At about 1 a.m. Wednesday, Atascadero police responded to a report that a... (Continue reading)

Thieves snatching catalytic converters in Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that thieves are targeting vehicles’ catalytic converters, which the crooks break down to obtain precious metals. Thieves then sell the metals, which include platinum, palladium and rhodium. Catalytic converters are emissions-control... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police arrest man with heroin, stolen checkbook

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Following a traffic stop last week, Paso Robles police returned a stolen checkbook to a person whose car was burglarized. During the incident, officers arrested a Paso Robles man who was allegedly in possession of stolen goods, as well as... (Continue reading)

Six-foot Buddha statue stolen from convicted Lompoc psychics

Buddha Statue

A thief snatched a 6-foot-tall Buddha statue from a Lompoc property where a pair of self-proclaimed psychics had operated their business. The psychics recently pleaded guilty to scamming two women out of $244,800, and they had to agreed to sell... (Continue reading)

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