Police nab SLO burglar
June 8, 2015
San Luis Obispo police accuse an Arroyo Grande man of burglarizing a business Sunday morning and then attempting to break into a nearby home.
Steven Michael Williams allegedly broke into San Luis Print and Copy at 265 South Street on Sunday morning. Officers responded to a burglary alarm at the business at around 7:35 a.m. and found that a suspect had fled with cash.
Around 8:30 a.m., a resident who lives in an apartment complex at 2221 King Street reported that a man had just attempted to break into his home. The victim said the suspect rung his door bell, and moments later, tried to pry open one of his windows.
When police arrived, they found Williams at an apartment complex across the street with the tool he likely used to try to pry the window open. The victim of the residential burglary identified Williams as the suspect.
The site of the attempted residential burglary is approximately two blocks away from San Luis Print and Copy. A witness who saw the suspect running away from San Luis Print and Copy told police that Williams was likely the same person.
Officers arrested Williams for both attempted residential burglary and commercial burglary. They booked him in San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $75,000.
Williams recently became homeless and has been staying in San Luis Obispo, police say. He is also charged with violating probation, according to the jail website.