Atascadero police arrest wanted Paso Robles man

June 1, 2018

A Paso Robles man with two felony warrants led police officers on a chase in Atascadero  Thursday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times]

At 3:25 p.m., the Atascadero Police Department’s special enforcement team noticed Justin Lee Ladd, 37, a wanted man, in the area of the Vons shopping center. In response to officers, Ladd fled by foot, running through a business and onto Santa Ysabel Avenue, according to a police department press release.

Officers then set up a perimeter and asked for help from a CHP helicopter. After an intensive search, officers located Ladd in a garage in the 700 block of Santa Ysabel and took him into custody.

Police arrested Ladd and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Ladd is charged with resisting arrest and two counts of violating probation, according to the county sheriff’s office website.

He remains in custody with his bail set at $5,000.


Man, those cops need to update their fleet. That’s an OLD car.


Property taxes go to schools and the county. Cities live on sales tax and TOT from hotels, so Atascadero=broke. SLO, Paso and Pismo Beach piss green and spend like drunken sailors. Why not? Atascadero’s budget is $16-18 million for 30,000 residents, Pismo’s is $60 million for 7,700 residents. Do the math. $7,800 per resident for Pismo, $600 per resident for Atascadero. Both SLO and Paso have car dealerships. Both Pismo and SLO have “tourist” retail, not gutted by online sales. When the box lands on your doorstep in Atascadero the sales tax goes to the jurisdiction where the seller maintains a physical presence, not where you would have previously bought it at a brick-and-mortar store.

Ralph Snart

Two Felony warrants and a 5K bail? Must not be a “Super Predator”


The 5K bail is overshadowed by the probation violation holds, which in most cases are no-bail holds. Don’t worry Snarky, you’re safe again…

Ralph Snart

Ha, I didn’t think of that! Side Note: I went to highschool with him. He was a good person. Don’t do drugs, Kids!