Pair arrested for burglarizing Morro Bay hotel
October 28, 2015
Police arrested a Cambria woman and an Arroyo Grande man last week for burglarizing a Morro Bay hotel earlier this month.
Late in the evening of Oct. 11, a female suspect wearing a bandanna over her face entered the lobby of Best Western San Marcos Inn and stole money from the cash register. Other suspects reportedly distracted the hotel clerk from the lobby while the theft occurred, according to the Morro Bay Police Department.
Morro Bay officers responded and used surveillance footage to identify a potential suspect. They also collected evidence at the scene.
On Oct. 22, Morro Bay detectives arrested Jennifer Goins, 28, and Nikolas Lovato, 27. The arrests occurred after San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies detained Goins and Lovato during an unrelated investigation.
Detectives charged Goins and Lovato with burglary and and conspiracy to commit burglary. The detectives also seized evidence related to the burglary and identified a third suspect.
Police have not arrested the third suspect, but charges against the person are pending. The investigation into the burglary is ongoing.
Lovato is currently in San Luis Obispo County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office website. He is also charged with violating parole.
Goins is not currently in jail, according to the sheriff’s website.