San Luis Obispo city inspector charged with burglary
August 16, 2016
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a San Luis Obispo city engineering inspector for allegedly burglarizing a home in Nipomo. Deputies arrested Mark Williams on Sunday in Atascadero, according to an incident report.
On Saturday, Williams, 56, allegedly went to the home of a former girlfriend to discuss the sale of a car to a third party. After Williams finished his transaction, he asked his former girlfriend, who he had last dated in Oct. 2015, to a restaurant for dinner.
When the former girlfriend declined the invitation, Williams allegedly caused a “scene” and was asked to leave the property, according to the incident report.
At 11:05 p.m., Williams began texting his ex asking were she was.
“RU home?” Williams texted. “Who are you f**cking tonight? I better contact me tonight.”
The former girlfriend did not reply.
Williams then returned to his former girlfriend’s Nipomo home, broke down the front door, destroyed a stereo speaker, broke an interior door, knocked a hole through a wall and dumped makeup and CDs into the toilet, according to a sheriff’s department incident report. There was also blood left on the front door of the home and an interior door, according to the incident report.
In addition, a black bull’s head wall decoration was missing.
The former girlfriend was not home at the time of the burglary.
Deputies caught up with Williams at his home in Atascadero on Sunday. During an interview, Williams admitted to breaking into the home and tossing makeup into the toilet, but said the blood was not his and that he did not also toss the CDs into the toilet, according to the incident report.
Williams has worked as an engineering inspector for San Luis Obispo since 1994. He inspects and monitors private and public works construction projects.
In 2015, City Manager Katie Lichtig named Williams employee of the year.
For more than 20 years, Williams has also owned and operated Andamo Concrete, which is contracted by a “large clientele” to do public works projects, according to Williams’ Linked in page.
On Sunday, deputies booked Williams into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a burglary charge. He remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.