Atascadero woman kidnapped by ex-boyfriend

June 6, 2013
Craig Sterling

Craig Sterling

A Thousand Oaks man forced his way into the Atascadero home of his ex-girlfriend Tuesday, kidnapped her and fled to San Luis Obispo.

Atascadero Police responded to the residence in the 5400 block of Olmeda Ave. at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, the current boyfriend reported that the ex, 42-year-old Craig Sterling, assaulted him after forcing his way into the home.

After the assault, Sterling grabbed his ex-girlfriend and fled with her against her will.

Police located Sterling and the female victim at a hotel in San Luis Obispo. Officers arrested Sterling for kidnapping, domestic violence, burglary and battery and booked him in San Luis Obispo County Jail.




  1. womanwhohasbeenthere says:

    From looking at the booking photo I’d say he met some resistance from the boyfriend or the ex-girlfriend!

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