Santa Maria man goes on criminal binge in Paso Robles

October 21, 2014
Mario Alejandro Valenciavalencia

Mario Alejandro Valenciavalencia

A Santa Maria man held up an elderly woman at gunpoint, rammed his car into her vehicle and smashed the window of another vehicle, prior to Paso Robles police arresting him Saturday afternoon.

Around 1:40 p.m., police received a report of an armed robbery near the ATM at a Rabobank in the 800 block of Spring Street. A 72-year-old woman said that the man confronted her at gunpoint and demanded her cell phone.

The woman, who was with her 8-year-old grandson at the time, told the suspect that she did not have a cell phone. Both parties then ran for their vehicles.

But, the suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Mario Alejandro Valenciavalencia, used his vehicle to box in the woman and her grandson. The two cars collided, and Valenciavalencia then drove away.

A few minutes later, Paso Robles police received a report of a man acting suspiciously in the 500 block of Spring Street. The suspect, also identified as Valenciavalencia, allegedly smashed the window of a parked car and acted erratically inside a check cashing business.

Officers then located Valenciavalencia and stopped his vehicle on 12th Street. Police arrested him without incident and found a loaded handgun and a controlled substance in his vehicle.

Valenciavalencia is charged with attempted armed robbery, false imprisonment, elder abuse, child endangerment, vandalism, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm. He remains in the San Luis Obispo County Jail on $100,000 bail.

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10 Comments

  1. indigo1955 says:

    I don’t believe I have ever seen so much raw torment on someone’s face in the news before. Sometimes you see mugshots that have delusional smiling or dead sociopath eyes-something like that…but this one is a bit curious. Followed by finger pointing responses-hahaha-it’s pesticides, its this or that. Like you know; it is someone else’s issue and society is not connected to is-and it could never happen to us. Society has PLENTY of people like this in it these days. Some guy in Indiana just killed 4 women and the led the police to 4 other bodies in abandoned houses. Take a look at the video of it….these abandoned houses have bullet holes and foot deep trash around the yard. It is shocking to see what has happened to the infrastructure of our cities.

    Take the story of Hannah Graham. Think it is safe for your daughter make a silly mistake and walk around town at night? As it turns out, monsters do lurk in the dark: deadly ones. But this isn’t “them”, not any of it. This is our country-this is what we have created as a nation. This is how it has turned out….there is something really wrong here…REALLY WRONG!

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  2. r0y says:

    Valenciavalencia! So great, they named him twice!

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  3. MarkGB says:

    Isn’t meth wonderful

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    • mkaney says:

      I’m pretty sure that there’s something in the water in Santa Maria, because even the people who don’t use drugs seem to be effected. I would suggest the city test its water for pollution from pesticide runoff.

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      • SloTownMan says:

        Perhaps something in the tacos.

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      • Maxfusion says:

        Nice attempt at deflection, but no cigar. I suggest we test the brain of the low information voters who repeatedly reelect democrats that create policies that encourage social suicide.

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