Thieves on the march in SLO

January 29, 2016

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San Luis Obispo police say there has been a recent rise in thefts and burglaries in the city.

The police department has received more than 400 reports of “theft-related incidents” since Dec. 1, according to a SLOPD news release. The incidents include vehicle and residential burglaries, and a majority of the cases have involved unlocked vehicles or unlocked homes.

SLOPD is stepping up citywide patrols, as well as public education about the importance of locking vehicles and homes and removing valuables or placing them out of sight. As part of the education campaign, San Luis Obispo police have placed an electronic message board by Santa Rosa Park that reminds residents to “lock up.”

Police have also conducted on-campus campaigns at Cal Poly and Cuesta College. In addition to locking doors and windows and keeping valuables out of sight, officers say residents should call the police department if they see something suspicious.


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achillesheal

Another wonderful contribution by our homeless and drug users.


Keep coddling and enabling them. This is what you get.


marcusaurelius

lol at slopd accusing somebody of theft


Kaiser Bill

San Luis is increasingly gross.


It will be another Santa Maria in a generation.


Ted Slanders

“If you build it, they will come.”


EducateDistrict3

What? People aren’t locking their cars? What planet are they on? This is San Luis Obispo, the County’s seat, the town with visions of explosive growth and expansion held by Jan Marx and Adam Hill. Happy Town, USA.


District 3: VOTE OUT ADAM HILL!!!


SLOBIRD

Crime, all crime, is on the rise and why not, there is no real penalty or punishment for the criminal acts today. Spend tax dollars, arrest, book, release, go to court, slap on the hand, release, do it again!


ccmom

Exactly, if they steal less than $950 worth of other people’s stuff they are free to go with a fine, even if they do it over and over again. I know someone who repeatedly gets arrested for theft and drugs and paraphernalia (and I’m not talking the green organic kind.) He rarely actually gets taken to jail, and when he does he’s released on his own recognizance. Then he just keeps being a junkie thief and the cycle repeats.


Thank you, Prop.47:


The measure requires misdemeanor sentencing instead of felony for the following crimes:


Shoplifting, where the value of property stolen does not exceed $950

Grand theft, where the value of the stolen property does not exceed $950

Receiving stolen property, where the value of the property does not exceed $950

Forgery, where the value of forged check, bond or bill does not exceed $950

Fraud, where the value of the fraudulent check, draft or order does not exceed $950

Writing a bad check, where the value of the check does not exceed $950

Personal use of most illegal drugs


kayaknut

Isn’t stealing a gun just a misdemeanor now, and what about using a gun, didn’t that used to be an automatic felony, but likely not now thanks to Governor Brown.


Snoid

Just say you found the gun ad it went off accidentally. Seems to be worked for the DB area who killed Kate Stenile. Course if your a gringo it would terrorism and away you’d go for a life term.


obispan

Also note that the $950 threshold also applies to the theft of a gun. Most guns have a value of less than $950. The theft of any gun used to be a felony.


cheetah

And do you realize how much it would cost to jail these guys? Tens of thousands.


JThackery

Been seeing and reporting the increase in transient, druggie, trash-spewing scumbags to police for three years now, not only has nothing changed it’s actually getting much worse. Dispatcher actually asked “what are we supposed to do about it?” last time I called. Um, YOUR F***ING JOBS? I get it, too many liberal COEXISTers in this GD town are happy to advocate for the criminals. Until those criminals start stealing from them or worse. And it will get much much worse at this rate.


citygirl

It is winter formal time and that is when crime umps. Kids looking for things to sell in order to pay for the prom. Or at least in south county that is when the personal property starts disappearing.


kayaknut

Was told by a SLO sheriff, crime is up because the druggies are looking for anything to turn into quick cash for their next hit, and they are just pushed through the revolving door thanks to our Governor. If you think crime is up because of prom you likely believe ISIS is here to help us.


doglover

The drug addict thieves love the hiking parking lots so be sure to place your purse and laptops under a jacket or in the trunk!


kayaknut

Really doesn’t matter if they see them or not, if the opportunity presents itself they will break in and check under the seats and pop the trunk to see what there is to steal. The only way not to get broken into at a hiking parking lot is to not park there.