Articles Tagged With ‘Auto Theft’




Patient carjacks ambulance and leads police on chase

In a bizarre sequence of events on Sunday, a man went from being strapped to a gurney and on his way to the hospital to leading Southern California law enforcement on a nearly 70-mile chase in a stolen ambulance. Along... (Continue reading)

SLO thief returns a second time to steal military truck, gets caught

A thief who stole a 1970 military troop carrier in San Luis Obispo and then returned it got caught in the act as he tried to steal the large truck again Thursday morning. [KSBY] The truck, owned by Central Coast... (Continue reading)

Military vehicle snatched from SLO parking lot, then returned

A suspect or suspects stole a 1970 military troop carrier that was parked in a San Luis Obispo parking lot Wednesday evening, then later returned the large vehicle as officers were searching for it, according to the San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Thieves snatch two vehicles from Atascadero car dealer

A group of thieves stole two Ford pickup trucks from an Atascadero car lot on Saturday, according to the city’s police department. [Cal Coast Times] The Atascadero Police Department has released surveillance footage of four suspects — three men and... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police arrest serial burglar and car thief

The arrest of a Paso Robles man for driving a stolen car led to information on multiple car thefts and home burglaries. [Cal Coast Times] On Aug. 24, detectives with the San Luis Obispo County Auto Theft Task Force pulled... (Continue reading)

Man breaks into SLO homes, stun guns 69-year-old

A possible serial thief from Oceano was caught breaking into two different homes in San Luis Obispo Sunday morning. The suspect pulled a knife on the first resident and deployed a stun gun on a 69-year-old man in the second... (Continue reading)

Intoxicated teen steals car at Mid-State Fair, crashes and injures other driver

Update: The CHP says it was a 17-year-old teen who stole a Pontiac car from the Mid-State Fair lot and crashed into a Ford Explorer. Prior to the collision, two CHP officers at the fair grounds were alerted to the... (Continue reading)

Police searching for serial South County vehicle thief

Amid a rash of auto thefts in San Luis Obispo and South County, police are zeroing in on a 37-year-old man who is evading law enforcement. Since the beginning of July, the CHP and the San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande,... (Continue reading)

SLO woman allegedly stole elderly man’s car and money

A San Luis Obispo woman who has been using an alias for the last 20 years stole about $100,000 and a vehicle from en elderly man with Alzheimer’s who recently moved out of the area, according to police. In May... (Continue reading)

Intoxicated SLO man steals vehicle and crashes it

An aspiring San Luis Obispo car thief succeeded in his attempt to break into a vehicle and get behind the wheel, but his car theft bid came to a quick end when he tried to drive the automobile. Officers then... (Continue reading)