SLO police catch burglar, but stolen electronics remain missing

June 22, 2017

Freddie Sarenana

San Luis Obispo police arrested a man whom they say admitted to breaking into a downtown business over the weekend. The burglary resulted in the theft of thousands of dollars of electronics, which have yet to be located, according to SLOPD.

On Monday, San Luis Obispo police began investigating a burglary that occurred at Polymax LLC, a business located in the 800 block of Higuera Street. Investigators obtained surveillance video of the suspect, and on Tuesday, SLOPD posted images of the man on social media.

Several people, including two SLOPD downtown bike officers, then identified the suspect as Freddie Jess Sarenana, 37. Sarenana is a San Luis Obispo transient, a SLOPD press release states.

At around 11 a.m. Wednesday, a San Luis Obispo officer stopped Sarenana and arrested him for the burglary. During the arrest, Sarenana was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and a methamphetamine pipe.

Sarenana admitted to committing the burglary. However, it is unclear what, if anything, he did with the stolen electronics.

Officers booked Sarenana into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in custody with his bail set at $50,000.

Investigators request that anyone who has information about the crime or the location of the stolen items contact police.

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Our County jail must be a pit hole to work in. We all have our opinions about the employees at the Sheriff’s Dept but I have to say, following many of these stories lately (Sapphire Grace, gang members from Fresno, throat cutter, and then Jesse) these public servants are critical to our society and while you need to be held accountable you also have my upmost appreciation for what you do. What a bunch of scum in the jail!

Yeah they’re so great! They only killed a guy in a restraint chair and denied an ambulance to a guy having a heart attack and let him die. What great people!

When asked where the stolen good were…he replied:

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So they caught Mark Wahlberg burglarizing?

Shouldn’t it have made the tabloids?