Robbers return booty, then arrested
October 4, 2014
After three participants in a Templeton burglary returned coins, jewelry and gold they had stolen, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested the three alleged thieves while putting out an arrest warrant for the fourth.
On Sept. 23, while the residents of a home on the 1000 block of Hemingway Lane were shopping, four people robbed a home of property worth an estimated $60,000, police said. Later that day, two of the suspects came to the home, described what they had done and returned some of the stolen items.
The next day, another burglar arrived at the victims’ home and returned more stolen items, officers said.
Based on surveillance video from the victim’s residence as well as statements from the suspects, deputies arrested Maria Michele Romo, 40, address unknown; Carissa Ann Livingston, 27, of Creston; and Alichia Renee Starnes, 35, of San Luis Obispo for allegedly burglarizing the home. Police are searching for Josh Michael Bishop, 25, of Templeton, the fourth suspect.
The three female suspects were booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Deputies arrested Romo on charges of burglary and grand theft; Starnes on charges that include receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia and Livingston on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.