Four chihuahuas missing, Nipomo man arrested

October 18, 2012

San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies are searching for four chihuahuas that they unintentionally let loose in Nipomo during a suspect pursuit Tuesday evening.

Shortly after 10 p.m., a deputy attempted to pull over Ruben Rivera, 28, for a traffic violation and an outstanding arrest warrant. At first, Rivera stopped but then he sped away.

He made it only about 160 yards before he lost control of his vehicle and became stuck in a sandy embankment. Rivera then fled the scene on foot and attempted to hide in a neighboring yard.

California Highway Patrol officers, a sheriff’s K-9 and deputies cordoned off the yard and took Rivera into custody. He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail for felony pursuit, resisting arrest and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

During the arrest, four Chihuahuas were let loose. Deputies are asking anyone who has information about the missing dogs to call 781-4550.


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As soon as I read “Four Chihuahuas Missing,” I knew someone from Nipomo would be involved.

As asked before…. where in SLO countys garden of Eden do You live.??? Mention … Nipomo…or… Paso Roble… You again have the same comment…. really nothing to do with the story line Your just running down a couple of cities in the County. Guess it makes You feel good…? Dont like dogs…………… or people ???

Sounds like home… Shandon! (either chihuahuas or pit bulls)

Is this really newsworthy? Our county’s priorities are completely backwards!

Wonder if Mr. Rivera had a license and insurance, bet not! Another dollar wasted (if only it was a dollar)…

Perhaps the SLOSD might want to indicate the street where the little dogs were let loose. Nipomo is a large area, no?

It was near the intersection of Mary Avenue and Hill Street.