Articles Tagged With ‘Auto Theft’




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)

Alleged thieves nearly ram SLO cops with U-Haul

Two suspected thieves nearly rammed a San Luis Obispo police car while fleeing in a U-Haul truck last week. Authorities eventually tracked down the men, both of whom are from Santa Maria and one of whom is suspected of stealing... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man and woman caught in stolen SUV

Paso Robles police arrested a man and a woman after finding them in a stolen SUV Tuesday morning. At approximately 10:38 p.m., a Paso Robles officer spotted a Toyota Sequoia SUV roll through a stop sign at Kiler Canyon Road... (Continue reading)

Speeding thieves nearly rear-end cop on Highway 101

Eight Santa Maria residents traveling in a stolen SUV nearly rear-ended an officer Monday evening on Highway 101 after coming up behind his vehicle at a speed of 94 mph. [KSBY] After evading an accident, the police officer stopped the... (Continue reading)

SLO County suspect tries to swim away from Santa Barbara police

A man with a warrant out for his arrest in San Luis Obispo County allegedly stole a vehicle from a Ventura car dealership and was tracked down by police in Santa Barbara. Officers arrested the suspect, but not before he... (Continue reading)

Homeless bus thief gets six years for Grover Beach crime spree

A 36-year-old homeless man has received a six-year prison sentence for an ambitious crime spree he embarked upon in June. On a single day, David James Krause, 36, started a fire; stole a bus and crashed it; burglarized a home;... (Continue reading)

Deputies catch three of four thieves in North County chase

Four suspects fleeing San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies in a stolen vehicle fled by foot after crashing the car in a rural Paso Robles riverbed. Several law enforcement agencies teamed up to catch the suspects, but one of the... (Continue reading)