More details emerge in developer assault case

November 30, 2015
Ryan Petetit

Ryan Petetit


An alleged violent assault on the girlfriend of a prominent San Luis Obispo County developer included smashing the victim’s head through a window and holding her in a closet against her will, sources said. More details emerged Monday as to what occurred during the Nov. 22 domestic violence incident that sent a 23-year-old woman to the hospital and 28-year-old Ryan Petetit to jail.

Petetit is a principal in PB Companies, a real estate investment and development firm currently embroiled in multiple legal actions for allegedly not paying contractors or following building laws. In the past four years, since Petetit co-founded PB Companies with John Belsher, Petetit has been charged with three felonies and six misdemeanors including multiple charges related to domestic violence, several for writing bad checks and one for drunk in public.

On the evening of Nov. 22, a verbal argument ensued between Petetit and his girlfriend at a home they shared in Arroyo Grande.

The argument turned physical with Petetit allegedly pushing the victim and yelling, sources said. Petetit then allegedly grabbed the victim by the throat and began choking her. He then dragged her to her feet and shoved her head through a bathroom window, shattering the glass.

The victim attempted to escape, but Petetit allegedly took her phone and pushed her into a closet, refusing to release her, sources said.

While the victim fought to free herself, Petetit allegedly slammed her head into the tile floor, knocking the victim unconscious, sources said.

When she awoke, the victim fled to a family member’s home, who took her to a hospital. As required by law, the attending physician called police to report a patient with injuries consistent with domestic violence. The victim identified Petetit as her assailant.

On Thanksgiving, officers arrested Petetit at a family member’s home in Pismo Beach on charges of felony false imprisonment, felony battery with serious bodily injury, felony domestic violence and a misdemeanor charge of disabling a wireless device.

Petetit quickly posted $50,000 bail and was released from custody. Officers then contacted a judge who signed an emergency protective order to help safeguard the woman from further abuse.

PB Companies is currently moving forward on several large commercial, mixed-use and residential projects including two subdivisions in Templeton, a mixed-use project at the corner of Marsh and Nipomo streets in San Luis Obispo and an assisted-living facility in Arroyo Grande.

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How did this creep become a “prominent developer”.

Family money or perhaps questionable shenanigans?


I sincerely hope that the girlfriend of this monster is going to be well again. My concern for her now is that she will again be victimized. Threatened or coerced into accepting money by those who have a connection [all know of whom I speak], to drop all charges against him. Please! Don’t do it! What he did to you is sickening.

SLO gov’t has become sooooo CORRUPT. I grew up here. Have never seen anything like this in my 56 years. Tragic.

Thomas A

Bless your heart girl1122.


Please stay strong.

Many who don’t know you have our loving thoughts around you and wish you well.


He could work for the San Luis Obispo Fire Department and start a self defense program with Mr Ramos.


oh that dirtball….John Ryan Mason……

Jorge Estrada

Reads to be very volatile and to complicated. I’m confused why this person is not in jail until a hearing?


Friends in high places and $$$$$, even though it is other peoples money.


I agree, Jorge. And why was the bail set so low?


It’$ not what you know, it’$ who you know.


No doubt a simple phone call from a certain supervisor and BINGO…the bail is set. Kinda like a get out of jail free card.


Haha! Good one Pelican1. Most likely right on the $$$$$$$.

Adam Hill. You think this monster Petetit will ask AH to be a character witness? Bwaaahahahahahaaaaaa!!!

It’s going to be interesting to see just how this all plays out. My bet is that the felony charges will be reduced to misdemeanor. I’m sure Dan Dow can be bought.

what the

It will be interesting to see what Mr. Dow will settle for.


aaron ochs when are you going to write a hit piece about your boyfriend here getting the shaft from ccn….?


Let’s clarify – we have a 28 year old delusional , loose cannon thug that has obviously “slept” his way to the CEO position of a crooked development company beating his girlfriend \ employee to near death…..and our representatives and city government leaders work for this guy ???

It is past time fine people of SLO town to demand the resignation of the crooks that have backed PB companies and end the bullying of Belsher , Hill and the others. Let’s rid our city of this stain . Take back SLO like the people took back AG !


QUOTING BARNEYFIFE: “…we have a 28 year old delusional, loose cannon thug that has obviously “slept” his way to the CEO position of a crooked development company beating his girlfriend \ employee to near death and our representatives and city government leaders work for this guy ???”


I think Adam Hill and others work for scandal-laden folks like Peteit because they are not important enough to do the bidding of other funding sources.

Face it…Adam Hill is at the bottom rung of the graft game and PB is the best he can do, which doesn’t say much for either Hill or Peteit.


I just want to highlight the allegations against Ryan Petetit:

He YELLED at a woman.


GRABBED her by the throat and began CHOKING her.


But wait. There’s more.

Then Petetit PUSHED her into a closet and LOCKED her inside.

He TOOK her cell phone.

When she tried to escape, he SLAMMED HER HEAD on the floor and KNOCKED HER UNCONSCIOUS.

Now read all this though again and remember, he ALREADY HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD.

What kind of sick animal does this?

And would we have known about it if not for CalCoastNews?

Boy, I can’t wait to read how Tom Fulks will spin this!

what the

Seems like the Trib will not mention Adam Hill’s business partnership with Petetit and BP companies.


what about his down low boy friend aaron ochs spin?


“and remember, he ALREADY HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD” and he get only a $50,000 bail, welcome to the SLO political world of the well connected.


According to the bail schedule…

$50K is what was supposed to be set at the time he was booked into county jail. That doesn’t indicate any favoritism.

what the

Considering his last girlfriend’s restraining order against him is still in effect until 2016, it doesn’t indicate any reasonable protection for the public. This type of repeat violent assault with false imprisonment deserves a little more consideration than “give me $5000” ( 10% is what a bail bondsmen pays.) Did they take his passport?


That would be the base bail for first time offender, bails are often raised for repeat offenders and for those who are flight risks or at risk to others, all would be true in this case. So someone getting the base bail when they are a flight risk, repeat offender and a risk to others did get favoritism.


There’s more to it than what is being published…what he did and allowed his dogs to do is unspeakable.


Stay tuned folks.

Heard Dan Blackburn on Congalton’s show today saying there’s more to come on PB Companies.

Thomas A

I think it’s time for Mr. Hill to make a public statement about his partner and their relationship.



For once it appears the cat’s got Adam’s tongue.

Maybe Dee will, once again, speak on his behalf. Her previous attempts at setting the record straight here on CCN were certainly entertaining if nothing else.

So what do you say Dee, care to enlighten us?


He is waiting for his next paycheck from them to cash first before he speaks.