Teen Templeton home invasion suspect, nabbed for burglary
August 5, 2016
One of the teens, now being tried as an adult for a Templeton Home invasion, was identified by multiple CCN readers as a one of two burglars who robbed an Atascadero home in May. Levi Mattson, 16, of Atascadero has been charged for crimes related to the home invasion and the home burglary.
Last week, Atascadero police publicized videos of a May 28 home burglary and a July 29 burglary of the El Camino Liquor store. Shortly after CCN posted the videos, police received information leading to the arrests of the two teens who broke into the home and the identity of the liquor store burglar. Police are still searching for the adult suspect of the liquor store burglary.
On July 28, five teens allegedly broke into a Templeton home where a group of local high school students, mostly from Mission Prep, were having a party. The suspects had attended the party earlier, left to plan the robbery and returned dressed in all black with bandannas covering their faces.
The suspects fired shots in the air, assaulted two males and ordered everyone to the floor, according to a sheriff’s department press release. The suspects proceeded to rob several victims of their cell phones and wallets before they fled in their vehicle as well as two of the victim’s vehicles, a white BMW and a white Chevy pickup truck.
Within two days of the home invasion, deputies arrested all five teens on numerous charges including kidnapping, false imprisonment, robbery in an inhabited dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery, discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner and an enhancement for use of a firearm in the commission of a violent felony.
The five teens, Donovan Alvord, 19, Albert Heinicke, 18, Levi Mattson, 17, Marshal Kaplan, 17, and Wyatt Warnars, 16, have all pleaded not guilty. The teens are scheduled to return to court in September for a pre-preliminary hearing.