Two arrested for armed crime spree

March 15, 2015

carThree people are suspected of committing multiple armed robberies early Saturday in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties early Saturday. Police have arrested two suspects.

At 12:22 a.m., the crime spree began in Santa Maria on the 300 block of West Richard Street. Three males wearing dark clothes and ski mask and one wielding a rifle robbed a Santa Maria resident of personal property before fleeing in what appeared to be an older black Honda Civic.

Two hours later, at 2:22 a.m., two 21-year-old San Luis Obispo women reported being approached by three males in ski masks near the intersection of Palm and Toro streets. Again, the thieves, with one carrying a firearm, took personal property before leaving in a dark colored sedan.

At 2:45 a.m., three males wearing ski masks committed a similar robbery at a store in the 100 block of El Camino Real,

Shortly before 4:30 a.m., a Santa Maria police officer pulled over a dark sedan for a vehicle code violation and discovered evidence that the two juveniles inside had committed the robberies.

The two suspects were booked into juvenile hall in Santa Barbara County on robbery charges. Their names are being withheld because of their ages. Police are working to identify the third suspect.

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Wish those punks woulda pulled that crap on Tommy Yanaga.

They’ll probably do a bit of time in djj — of course, djj is a gladiator academy, and recidivism upon release is pretty much guaranteed. And society will continue to waste more $ on programs that only compound the problem and make things worse. Stupid by design. We’ll no doubt hear from these kids again, and when we do it’ll be as much our own damn fault as a society as it is theirs. Every new problem we create or perpetuate is another opportunity for profit.


What would be your alternative to the programs you disparaged?

Bible Camp.

I wish I had that much energy….I wouldn’t use it on crime, but I vaguely remember staying up all night….

There is certainly a huge uptick in crime in SLO County…we’re fast becoming a

metropolitan area. However, a thumbs up for good police work!!

The deer hunters are starting to come to where the deer are.

In other words, Mexican youth fro Santa Maria are finally figuring out that there is more money to be had and less chance of getting shot 30 mins up the road.

They figured that out 30 years ago. Thursday cruise night had to be ended. Then they found out how easy it is to walk into a college party. Jacking people on the street in SL) is more like shooting fish in a barrel than hunting deer.

“pulled over a dark sedan for a vehicle code violation”

Unlikely. More likely, they wanted to eyeball the occupants and contents and needed some probable cause. There’s a plethora of vehicle codes that can be enlisted at will or fancy.

A vehicle fitting the description with 3 men inside is probable cause enough.

Sounds as ifyou prefer the armed suspects still be at large?

Thank goodness!

justbeware, no, thank the Christian Yahweh God, praise!

God, not chance, decides what happens in human affairs: “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.” (Proverbs 16:23)

Adult, vicious, weapon-involvedm frightening crimes deserve adult punishment.

Give ’em the chair, Danno.

Reality in today’s world is they’ll get welfare payments for life an continue to rob others because they feel entitled to more.

But their momma’s say they are really good boys, and they would never hurt anyone. Don’t judge them, they had their reasons.