Police nab alleged thief and vandal at Morro Bay High School

February 7, 2022

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

Morro Bay police nabbed an alleged thief on Monday morning who allegedly embarked on a crime spree at Morro Bay High School over a period of multiple months.

Starting in Oct. 2021, police began investigating several incidents in which a man had trespassed on the Morro Bay High School campus after hours and committed burglary, vandalism and theft. The Morro Bay school resource officer, along with other officers, worked to identify and locate the suspect.

At 6 a.m. on Monday, a school employee located the suspect inside one of the classrooms on campus, according to the Morro Bay Police Department. The man fled the scene.

Morro Bay police and the school resource officer arrived at the campus and found evidence enabling them to identify the suspect as 21-year-old Royal Elijah Ebright. At 10:30 a.m., officers located Ebright near Morro Bay High and arrested him.

Officers booked Ebright, a Morro Bay resident, in the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of burglary, trespassing, vandalism and theft. He has since been released.

Investigators are asking anyone who has information about the case  to contact the Morro Bay Police Department at (805) 772-6225 or SLO County Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.


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Michael A.

He and his family need to PAY for the damage and loss to taxpayers.


George Dunn

His family? This isn’t the DPRK.


Rambunctious

DPRK?…if he lives at home under his parents roof they are as reasponsible as he is…his parents can keep him on their healthcare insurance until he is 26 and they get child tax credits for him…so they can pay for his crimes too…imo…


MysticOne

Dependents eligible for this credit include children age 18 (and age 17 under the TCJA rules) and children ages 19–24 who were in school full time in at least five months of the year.


Michael A.

My guess is he lives with parents. If so they should pay. For instance, in America someone gets injured, lawyers will go after anyone remotely connected if they have money. My guess is this loser kid has nothing, but by golly his parents might!


MysticOne

He is 21 years old, an adult. At what age do you think parents need to stop being financially responsible for their adult children?