Arroyo Grande police pursue and arrest shoplifter

September 27, 2023


Arroyo Grande police arrested a shoplifter after a vehicle and then a foot chase on Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly after 3 p.m., an employee at the Mobile Gas Station on Traffic Way reported s shoplifter had fled in a black Chevy Camaro. Officers located and pulled over the suspect’s vehicle on South Elm Street.

After initially stopping, the suspect fled.

Shortly afterwards, a citizen reported a black Chevy Camaro had parked on a driveway on Verde Place. A man got out of the Camaro and fled on foot jumping over a neighbor’s fence.

With the help of a drone, officers found the suspect hiding in the backyard of a residence on the 700 block of south Elm Street.

Officers booked the the 37-year-old suspect in San Luis Obispo for a parole violation, evading officers and resisting arrest by means of threat or violence.

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Good to know some law enforcement are still arresting shoplifters. I think the $950.00 no arrest rule is ridiculous. California has come up with the most ridiculous pro crime laws.

Booked but still in custody?

Shoplifters are low I.Q. stupid.

Arroyo Grande Police each one of you are the BEST!!! Thank you so much for taking such great care of protecting each one of us and our community…You are the BEST!

He really needed a Snickers bar…