Candidate for Nipomo’s dumbest criminal

January 29, 2010

Jeremy Carlos Madrigal


San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies arrested a Nipomo man after he left a grocery store receipt with a name on it at a burglary he had committed in Guadalupe.

The victim arrived home as Jeremy Carlos Madrigal, 38, was driving away with her belongings in a black truck. Inside, she discovered the receipt, looked the name and address up in the phone book and drove to 1100 block of Pomeroy Road in Nipomo where she found the black truck parked in the driveway.

“It was good work on her part,” said San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Commander Brian Hascall. “We recovered additional property that may link Madrigal to other burglaries.”

Sheriff deputies arrived at Madrigal residence and watched from the road while they waited for the approval of a search warrant.

When Madrigal spotted the deputies, he attempted to flee and led deputies on a short high speed chase along the mesa. He surrendered on Viva Way.

Madrigal was taken into custody just before 11:30 p.m., and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, resisting arrest and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

He was released last night after posting $25,000 bail.



  1. tj says:

    My uncle, who prior to his retirement was a high-ranking official with a state highway patrol, told me once that most detective work isn’t hard because most criminals are criminals because they are too stupid to hold down a real job.

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  2. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    I said it before. You can’t fix stupid.

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