Suspect in armed car theft in Atascadero arrested

October 3, 2019

Joshua Meyer


A suspect who allegedly stole a vehicle from an Atascadero home on Tuesday was arrested Wednesday at a home in Paso Robles where police found a stolen vehicle and a firearm.

On Tuesday afternoon., Joshua Steven Meyer, 32, allegedly took a vehicle from the driveway of an Atascadero home while a resident of the home attempted to stop him. While fleeing, Meyer crashed into another vehicle injuring the other driver.

Meyer then crashed into a tree, and abandoned the damaged vehicle.

The owner of the stolen vehicle, along with other witnesses, caught up to Meyer and confronted him. Meyer responded by pulling a gun on the witnesses.

On Wednesday, officers arrested Meyers in Paso Robles, where he was found with a stolen vehicle, drugs and a handgun. Officers booked Meyer into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, hit and run with injury, possession of narcotics, and assault with a deadly weapon. His bail is set at $637,500.


Drugs are involved…nah, not in Atascadero. ; /


Drugs are involved everywhere, it’s a epidemic:(

As my Grandfather used to say about my drug addict cousin, you could throw her off a train in the middle of a corn field in Nebraska, she’d find drugs by morning!

I worry that the Methadone Clinic in Atascadero gives a higher concentration of drug addicts and the crime that comes with them;(

Atascadero PD is understaffed, overworked and paid less than Paso PD or Sheriff Deputies!!!

If you have the crime, you need to spend the dime!!!


I knew I’d seen that mugshot before!!!

Googled his name, he was last Wednesdays Most wanted of the Week.


For a small town, Atascadero has a helluva effective police department. Keep up the excellent work.


It is sad that so much happens in Atascadero requiring police work. Some businesses have added guard services. Would more proactive actions help?