Grover Beach police arrest four suspected burglars
June 10, 2012
Grover Beach police arrested four people they suspect might be responsible for a chain of commercial burglaries that have occurred during that past few months in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, and Arroyo Grande.
Early Saturday morning, a Grover Beach patrol officer spotted a suspicious vehicle parked behind Grateful Threads on the 900 block of Grand Avenue. While the officer spoke to the two occupants waiting in the car, two suspects left the store and took off running.
Police found the two suspects nearby and arrested Naomi Rose Downs, 28, of Nipomo, Monique Kimberly Ryan, 28, of Atascadero, Michael Keith Downs, 29 of Atascadero, and Matthew Troy Skinner, 38 of Atascadero for burglary, attempted burglary, possession of stolen property, conspiracy, and possession of burglary tools.
In addition, officers discovered someone had attempted to break into the Taco Bell on 1500 block of Grand Avenue.
Investigators have contacted other cities in the county that have had similar commercial burglaries reported during the past few months. In each case, the burglar breaks a window and attempts to take money from the cash register at several commercial establishment in a community on the same night.