Knife wielding Grover Beach man robs SLO motel
March 14, 2015
A Grover Beach armed with a knife allegedly robbed the Best Western Motel on Madonna Avenue on Friday.
Shortly before noon, Joe Sigala, 40, entered the motel and confronted employees in the lobby with a knife, police said. He then snatched a master key from one of the employees and entered an unoccupied room before smashing a sliding glass door.
He left the room and continued through the motel before he was confronted by an officer at gunpoint toward the rear parking lot. The officer ordered Sigala to drop the knife and get on the ground, which he did.
The officer arrested Sigala and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of robbery, vandalism, assault with a deadly weapon and drug possession. Bail was set at $60,000.