Articles Tagged With ‘Auto Theft’




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)

DUI driver found in stolen van with machete and crack pipe

A man was driving a stolen van in San Miguel while under the influence of drugs and in possession of a machete and a crack pipe, according to the California Highway Patrol. Around noon Monday, the CHP received a call... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man assaults officer on Cal Poly campus

After being stopped in a stolen vehicle, a Santa Maria man allegedly assaulted a Cal Poly police officer, then tried to run away. At about 12:47 a.m. Friday, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on the Cal... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police catch two alleged auto thieves

An attempted traffic stop on Tuesday in Grover Beach led to police a man who was driving a stolen vehicle, according to police. The passenger in the car then ran away and initially managed to evade capture, but officers later... (Continue reading)

Man and woman found passed out with drugs in stolen car

A pair of alleged thieves conked out in a stolen car Sunday afternoon in the 3000 block of Broad Street in San Luis Obispo, according to the city’s police department. Around 2 p.m., a caller reported to police that a... (Continue reading)