Hammer wielding man evades deputies
April 10, 2015
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies were searching Thursday night for a man wielding a hammer who escaped into a creek near the Santa Margarita Park. [KSBY]
At 7:19 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on the 22000 block of I Street. During their investigation, deputies found a man holding a hammer who fit the suspect’s description.
However, the suspect ran from officers and escaped into a nearby creek that runs next to the park.
With the assistance from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, deputies set up a perimeter. After an hour of searching, they concluded the man had left the perimeter area.
Officials believe they know the identity of the suspect, but are not releasing it to the public at this time.