Man arrested for burglarizing SLO bicycle shop

May 31, 2015

cambria bikeA California Highway Patrol officer’s quick response to a burglary alarm at the Cambria Bicycle Outfitters in San Luis Obispo led to the Sunday morning arrest of a Fresno man who had stolen over $40,000 in merchandise.

Shortly after 4 a.m., the alarm sounded at the shop located on the 1400 block of Monterey Street and a report of the alarm was sent to the SLO Communications Center. The CHP officer heard the alarm and spotted a white van leaving bike shop’s parking lot at a high rate of speed.

The officer attempted to stop the van. However, Earvwin McCullar, 49, of Fresno drove continued driving before he crashed the van at the intersection of Casa Street and Murray Avenue.

McCullar’s passenger, an unidentified black male, fled on foot. Inside the van, officers discovered six high-end bicycles and burglary tools. In addition, a search of the van showed it had been stolen from the Sacramento area.

Officers booked McCullar into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of car theft, burglary and possession of burglary tools. His bail is set at $50,000.


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10 Comments

  1. SLO_Johnny says:

    No bail until he gives up the name of the other guy in the van.

    (9) 9 Total Votes - 9 up - 0 down
  2. Perspicacious says:

    The passenger that fled has obviously never been through Al Sharpton’s School of Innocent Victimhood. He should have stuck around to be arrested and then sued the CHP.

    (11) 17 Total Votes - 14 up - 3 down
  3. Dogpound says:

    Great job CHP! Way to be Johnny-On-The-Spot! I hope the thief gets a ton of jail time and restitution. You know this is not the first burglary this guy has done and he is more than likely responsible for many, many more that have gone unsolved. Get this POS of the street. Kudos to CHP again!

    (33) 33 Total Votes - 33 up - 0 down
  4. racket says:

    Bicyclists’ unwillingness to “share the road” by riding 2 and 3 abreast, has made them the enemy in my book. With this in mind, McCullar and I are sort of on the same side …

    (-37) 47 Total Votes - 5 up - 42 down
    • achillesheal says:

      Are small business owners in our community also the enemy? Bicyclists riding 2 and 3 abreast aren’t affected by this robbery.

      (5) 17 Total Votes - 11 up - 6 down
    • LameCommenter says:

      Yes, the new vehicle code law requiring several feet by drivers does seem to have created a new sense of entitlement and non-sharing in bicycle riders. We have to drive over the center line often to maintain this clearance with the two abreast riders.

      (-1) 7 Total Votes - 3 up - 4 down
      • zaphod says:

        person on the bicycle is entitled to the entire width of the lane that he is occupying equal protection under the law whether you’re on a bicycle or in a car.

        (-1) 7 Total Votes - 3 up - 4 down
        • Perspicacious says:

          Uh, no he’s not. He must ride as close as practicable to the right edge and no vehicle, motorized or otherwise, can create a hazard on the roadway by impeding traffic.

          (2) 4 Total Votes - 3 up - 1 down
          • OnTheOtherHand says:

            You are right but the key word is “practicable.”

            There are several specific situations listed in the law where riding on the right is not considered “practicable” (making a left turn, debris on/near the shoulder, parked cars obstructing the shoulder, etc.) and some others which have been worked out through court cases. In the latter case, it pretty much comes down to the judgment of the LEO on the street (if one is involved) or a judge/jury if it ends up in court.

            As for vehicles impeding traffic, they can do so for a period if there aren’t safe alternatives. (This applies to farm tractors as well as bicycles.) Generally, the vehicle operator (farmhand, cyclist) is given the benefit of the doubt unless contradicted by an LEO or hard evidence of abuse of this regulation — in a specific situation.

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  5. Perspicacious says:

    “AAA with a gun” my butt! Nice job! They deserve every penny they get in income, benefits, and pension. Glad they are doing it and not me.

    (7) 25 Total Votes - 16 up - 9 down

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