San Luis Obispo police arrest suspects with drugs, a gun and stolen tequila

September 23, 2022

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

San Luis Obispo police officers caught a trio of Santa Maria residents Thursday evening with drugs, a loaded gun and bottles of tequila that had just been stolen from BevMo!

Shortly before 8 p.m., a man stole several hundreds dollars worth of tequila from BevMo! on Los Osos Valley Road and then fled to a Cadillac that was waiting nearby, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. After police were alerted to the theft, an on-duty sergeant quickly arrived at the scene and found the Cadillac leaving the parking lot.

The officer conducted a traffic stop, during which the driver was identified as 43-year-old Patrick Duncan, a known gang member from Santa Maria.

Officers searched Duncan and found he had a loaded 9mm handgun concealed in his waistband. The gun had a loaded magazine with one round in the chamber. Duncan also had a quarter pound of methamphetamine concealed on his body, police say.

Investigators identified the theft suspect as Samuel Zamora, 58. Zamora had the stolen bottles of tequila in his possession.

Another passenger, Angelena Estrada, 47, was found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Officers arrested Duncan for possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of methamphetamine for sale and felon in possession of a firearm. Police arrested Zamora for shoplifting and having warrants. Officers booked Duncan and Zamora in SLO County Jail.

Police cited Estrada for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine and then released her.


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justadad

Grown ass men stealing tequila with a qp of meth and a handgun. Thanks for always letting these people out of jail, California. How do I teach my kids to be accountable for their behavior with this happening everyday?


obispan

She’s out, they’ll all be out soon. San Luis Obispo is Disneyland for Santa Maria gangbangers. A quarter pound of meth is probably an average weekend of sales, for just these individuals. Good job SLOPD, but alas a picket fence against the tide.


Baywoodjones

You know, it’s really easy to look at these profoundly stupid tweakers doing profoundly stupid things and not understand the benefit they serve to the rest of the community. I mean after all, when a guy has thousands of dollars worth of meth on him and that’s when he chooses to steal a bunch of booze in crowded store full of witnesses and on multiple cameras, it’s really easy to see the profound stupid on display, but stop and think about how in the last 20-30 years just how petty cops have become and how they enforce the letter of the law, not as matter of justice, but as a matter of revenue. Think of all the petty bs infractions the rest of would be served with for even pettier things if it wasn’t for meth morons taking up so much of our local Sheriffs of Nottinghams time. God bless you stupid tweakers!


unusualsuspect

What’s worse; profound stupidity or being aware of one’s stupidity yet continuing because “the cops are distracted by greater stupidity”? I might argue the later…