ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON - ARROYO GRANDE
January 23, 2012

***REWARD***$1,000.00***REWARD

The Arroyo Grande Police Department is seeking the public`s assistance with the investigation of an assault with a deadly weapon that occurred in their City.

On January 23, 2012 at approximately 4:23 PM, a 45 year old resident of Grover Beach was walking south in the 200 block of Spruce St. in the City of Arroyo Grande. While walking on the west side of the street, the victim was shot in the head with a pellet rifle by an unknown assailant. The victim sustained moderate injuries that required transport to the Arroyo Grande Hospital by ambulance, where he was later treated and released.

If anyone has information regarding this crime they are urged to call the Arroyo Grande Police Department at (805) 473-5120, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.



ATTEMPT MURDER - STABBING - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
January 20, 2012

***REWARD***$1,000.00***REWARD***

SUMMARY:  

 

On 1/20/12 at 12:30 a.m., the San Luis Obispo Police Department investigated a stabbing that occurred near the intersection of Monterey and Broad in downtown SLO.  A group of downtown patrons, including two male victims in their 20’s, were walking back to their vehicle when they were confronted by two or more male suspects.  During the confrontation both victims were stabbed causing life threatening injuries.

 

The San Luis Obispo Police Department and Crime Stoppers encourage anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.  Members of the community are encouraged to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy. 

 

Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest and conviction of a felony offender.  Crime Stoppers relies on volunteer Directors and tax deductible contributions from the public in order to operate the administration of the program.

 

 REFER TO: DR No. 120120001



SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION
October 23, 2011

***REWARD***$2,500.***REWARD***

On 10/23/2011 at approximately 4:50 PM, the San Luis Obispo, CA Police Department received a 911 call regarding a male subject that appeared dead at the base of Madonna Mountain (near Lincoln and Mountain View).  Officers responded to the area and were led to the body by the reporting party.  Upon officer’s arrival, fire and medics were requested to respond to the location, at which time the male was pronounced dead.

 

Further examination of the body revealed several injuries to the face and head.  Due to the suspicious nature of the death and injuries, San Luis Obispo Police Detectives and the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Coroner responded to the location.  Currently the cause of death has not been determined and the investigation is being considered a possible homicide. 

 

The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking for the public’s help with any information regarding suspicious activity seen or heard on the trails around Madonna Mountain.  The victim was positively identified as Charles Lavenson, who is a resident of San Luis Obispo.  Mr. Lavenson is known to be an avid walker and is often seen walking around the city and on local trails.  Lavenson was found wearing khaki pants, a button up short sleeve shirt (white with blue stripes) and brown dress shoes with white shoe laces.  Anyone who may have seen or contacted Lavenson on Sunday is asked to contact the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

 

A plastic hotel/motel room key was found in one of Lavenson’s pockets.  Police investigators are attempting to identify the hotel/motel associated with the key.  Included are pictures of the front and back of the key.

 

Currently the investigation is ongoing, anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department at (805)781-7317,   

or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.

 

FRONT OF KEY CARD

 

BACK OF KEY CARD

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VANDALISM - HATE CRIME
September 15, 2011

***REWARD***$1,000.00***REWARD***

Occurred at a residence in the 400 Block of Dorset Street, Cambria, CA.

 

On 09/15/11 at 11:58 PM, Sheriff Deputies, while patrol checking the area of a vandalism reported the previous evening, were notified of a malicious mischief that had just reoccurred at the same residence. During the commission of both crimes, an unidentified suspect(s) applied spray painted anti-homosexual hate slurs to the front of the residence. Sheriff Detectives are currently investigating the vandalisms as a hate crime prohibited pursuant to Penal Code section 422.6 (as defined per PC 422.55).

 

If anyone has information on the suspect(s), they are urged to call the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department at (805) 781-4500, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.

 



1991 HOMICIDE - COLD CASE - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
September 01, 2011

$5,000.00 REWARD

On August 25, 1991, 20 year old Marina RUGGIERO, a resident of San Pedro, CA, traveled to San Luis Obispo with her family to attend the wedding of a family friend.  The wedding and reception took place at the Monday Club located at 1815 Monterey, which is across the street from the Holiday Inn Express, (formerly the Cuesta Canyon Lodge) at 1800 Monterey Street.

 

At approximately 11:00 PM, the San Luis Obispo Police Department received several 911 calls reporting a female victim had been stabbed in room 327 at the Cuesta Canyon Lodge.  Police and Fire personnel responded to the scene and located Marina RUGGIERO, who was unresponsive.  EMS personnel and hospital staff were unable to revive Marina and she died that night as a result of her injuries.

 

San Luis Obispo Police Department investigators are looking into old and new information to solve this homicide.  If you were in the area on or about August 25, 1991 and saw or heard anything unusual, please contact the investigators listed below.  If your information was given to law enforcement previously, investigators would still like to discuss these details with you.

 

Sometimes those involved in crimes will later disclose details to friends, family, or acquaintances.  If you believe you have any such information, it could be critical in resolving this homicide. We urge you to contact investigators.

 

Det. Chad Pfarr

San Luis Obispo Police Department

1042 Walnut St.

San Luis Obispo, Ca. 93401

(805)781-7336 (work) (805)431-4736 (cell)

E-mail – cpfarr@slocity.org

  

Det. Amy Chastain

San Luis Obispo Police Department

1042 Walnut St.

San Luis Obispo, Ca. 93401

(805)594-8023 (work) (805)431-7135 (cell)

E-mail – achastain@slocity.org

 

If anyone has information about this homicide and wishes to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.

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FELONY VANDALISM - MULTIPLE VICTIMS IN LOS OSOS, CA
August 14, 2011

***REWARD***$1,000.00***REWARD***

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff`s Deputies are investigating a series of vandalism cases that occurred during the early morning hours on Monday, August 15, 2011 in the Highland/Manzanita area of Los Osos, CA. To date, 45 different vehicles were damaged by keying, broken windows and/or damaged tires. Deputies were summoned to the area after a person saw a window broken on a car in the 700 blk of Manzanita. Deputies found 42 vehicles damaged, leaving notes on the cars for victims to call in with their specific information. No suspects have been located.

 

If anyone has information on the suspect(s), they are urged to call the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department at (805) 781-4550, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.



HIT-AND-RUN COLLISION WITH INJURY - OCEANO, CA
July 15, 2011

***REWARD*** $1,000.00 ***REWARD***

The California Highway Patrol, San Luis Obispo Area, is investigating a hit-and-run traffic collision with injury that occurred at 4:30 pm on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the intersection of Highway 1 and Paso Robles Street in Oceano, CA.  The vehicles involved were:

 

2009 GMC Sierra (white) with tool boxes and ladders - Suspect Vehicle
2007 Kia Rondo (white) - Victim Vehicle

The white GMC Sierra pick up was left disabled at the scene.  That driver fled the scene on foot.  The CHP are looking for any possible witnesses to the traffic collision or anyone that has information regarding the possible identity of the driver of the GMC Sierra pick up.

 

If anyone has information on the suspect(s), they are urged to call San Luis Obispo Area CHP Officer Heather Mangus at (805) 593-3300, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.



SUSPICIOUS FIRE PASO ROBLES
May 12, 2011

***REWARD***$1,000.00***REWARD***

On May 12, 2011, at approximately 4:17 p.m., Department of Emergency Services responded to a fire involving two four-unit apartment buildings in the 3400 block of Park Street in Paso Robles, CA. Forty-one firefighters from Paso Robles and a number of area fire departments extinguished the fire at approximately 5:31 p.m.

 

Six apartment units (contained within two buildings) sustained approximately $695,250 in fire damage ($585,250 building/$110,000 contents). The value of the property saved was $718,750. The fire displaced a total of 22 residents. Those residents will not be allowed to re-occupy the buildings until substantial repairs have been completed.

 

Fire investigators surveyed the fire scene and interviewed a number of witnesses. They determined the fire began in an area behind a dumpster located between two fences. The dumpster was positioned at the rear of the apartment building sustaining the greatest damage.

 

Fire investigators were unable to determine the material first ignited or the heat source, but were able to rule out most accidental causes. The fire was found to be suspicious in nature. Fire investigators seek the assistance of people who may have witnessed the very early stages of the fire, saw people in the area prior to the fire, or otherwise possess information regarding the fire.

 

If you have information regarding this incident, you may be eligible for up to $1,000 cash reward. Those with information can contact the Paso Robles Police Department at 805-237-6464. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 805-549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS plus your message” to CRIMES (274637). You may also submit a tip using this web site.

 



ARMED ROBBERY
March 30, 2011

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***ARMED ROBBERY ATASCADERO***

***$1,000.00 REWARD***

 

On March 30, 2011 at approximately 10:28 pm, Officers from the Atascadero Police Department responded to the Shell Gas Station located at 8000 Morro Road in the City of Atascadero to a report of an armed robbery 

 

When officers arrived on the scene they met with the store clerk who told them that the suspect had fled the business on foot south bound toward Morro Road after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash.  Officers immediately conducted a search of the surrounding area and were unable to locate the suspect.  According to the clerk and video obtained at the business, the suspect entered the business with his hooded sweatshirt covering his head and was wearing a white baseball type hat under the hood.  He had a black bandana covering his face and was wearing sunglass. When he entered the business he immediately pointed what appeared to be a silver revolver type handgun at the clerk and motioned toward the register.  Fearing for her life the clerk opened the register and the suspect removed the money from the drawer.  After obtaining the cash, the suspect then fled the business on foot south bound toward Morro Road.

 

Suspect:

Male, unknown race, in his early twenties.  He was described as being between 5’07” to 5’10” tall with a medium build.  He was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with colored graphics on it, blue jeans, and white sneakers with black colored tips.  The suspect had the hood up covering his head and was wearing a white baseball type hat under the hooded sweatshirt and a black bandana over his face. He was also wearing sunglasses.  The suspect was armed with a silver colored revolver type handgun.

 

Anyone who may have information regarding this crime or who recognizes the suspect in the photographs or video please contact Detective Fred Pflum of the Atascadero Police Department at 461-5051 or via email at fpflum@atascadero.org.  You may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.

 

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ADDITIONAL SUSPECT PHOTO:  Do you recognize this clothing?

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ARMED ROBBERY
February 26, 2011

***ARMED ROBBERY ATASCADERO***

***$1,000.00 REWARD***

On February 26, 2011 at approximately 7:04 PM, Officers from the Atascadero Police Department responded to O’Reilly Auto Parts, located at 7470 El Camino Real, in the City of Atascadero to a report of an armed robbery 

When officers arrived they spoke with the store clerk who told them that two suspects had entered the business and produced handguns. The suspects demanded money from the clerk and the clerk complied. The suspects fled the business on foot after taking an undisclosed about of money. Officers had established a perimeter of the area in an effort to contain the suspects. A thorough search was conducted utilizing the Atascadero Police Department’s K9 unit, but the suspects could not be located. The Atascadero Police Department Detectives, along with a Crime Scene Investigator, were called to the scene. The incident is still under investigation.

 

Suspects:

Suspect #1: white male adult, early 20’s, 6’0”, 140 lbs, grey hooded pullover sweatshirt, dark pants with “skater” type shoes. The suspect was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

 

Suspect #2:  white male adult, early 20’s, 5’6”, 140 lbs, dark hooded pullover sweatshirt, brown knit cap, blue jeans and “skater” type shoes. The suspect was armed with a small black handgun.

 

Anyone who may have information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Nick Coughlin of the Atascadero Police Department at 461-5051 or via email at ncoughlin@atascadero.org, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting “SLOTIPS plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.



ARMED ROBBERY
February 22, 2011

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***ARMED ROBBERY  ATASCADERO***

***$1,000.00 REWARD***

On February 22, 2011, at approximately 1:08am, Officers from the Atascadero Police Department responded to the Shell Gas Station located at 8000 Morro Road in the City of Atascadero to a report of an armed robbery.

 

When officers arrived on the scene they met with the store clerk who told them that the suspect had fled the business on foot west bound on Morro Road after obtaining approximately $250.00 in cash.  Officers immediately conducted a search of the surrounding area and utilized the Atascadero Police Department’s  K9 unit, which tracked the suspect to the area of Santa Ynez and Morro Road before losing the suspect’s scent.  According to the clerk and video obtained at the business, the suspect entered the business with his hooded sweatshirt turned inside out and the hood covering his head.  He had a white bandana covering his face except for his eyes that had some type of black graphics on it.  The hooded sweatshirt had a black fleece lining and a white tag on the back between the shoulders and appeared to be a light grayish color on the outside.  When he entered the business he immediately pointed what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded the money from the register.  After obtaining the cash, the suspect then fled the business on foot west bound on Morro Road.

 

Suspect:

Male, Hispanic in his late teens to early twenties.  He was described as being between 5’08” to 6’00” tall with a thin build weighing between 125 lbs to 150 lbs.  He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt turned inside out exposing the black fleece like lining and dark blue jeans and had a white bandana with black graphics on it covering his face.  The suspect had the hood up covering his head.  The suspect was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun described as possibly a “Glock” because of its box like shape.    

 

Anyone who may have information regarding this crime or who recognizes the suspect in the photographs or video please contact Detective Nick Coughlin of the Atascadero Police Department at 461-5051 or via email at ncoughlin@atascadero.org.,  or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.

 

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Felony Hit and Run - Fatality
February 01, 2011

***FELONY HIT AND RUN - FATALITY***

The California Highway Patrol, San Luis Obispo Area, is investigating a fatal hit and run collision which occurred in the Nipomo area of San Luis Obispo County.

 

On February 01, 2011, at between 5:00 am and 6:00 am, a female pedestrian was struck by an unknown vehicle near the driveway of 696 Joshua Road, located in San Luis Obispo County between Orchard Road and Hutton Road. 

 

The California Highway Patrol is seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the collision, observed a person walking or standing along Joshua Road at this location, or talked with someone who may have information regarding the collision.  We are also asking local paint / body shops or vehicle repair businesses to notify us if they see, hear, or have anyone inquire about repairing a vehicle which they believe could have been involved in a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. 

 

Any information you have could be important, so please don’t hesitate to contact the California Highway Patrol, San Luis Area, at (805) 593-3300, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.



San Luis Obispo Police Investigate Large Theft From PG&E Service Yard
October 30, 2010

****REWARD****$1,000.00****REWARD****

The San Luis Obispo Police Department is investigating a theft from the PG&E Service Center in the 4300 block of South Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo.  Some time between 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, and 5:50 a.m. on Sunday, October 31, unknown subjects entered the yard by cutting a lock on a gate.  The subjects then stole a PG&E truck, numerous tools, a generator, and over 4,400 pounds of copper wire on heavy spools.  Police believe more than one individual and vehicle were used in the theft.

 

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved in this crime.  Anyone with information relating to the theft is asked to contact the San Luis Obispo Police Department at (805) 781-7317, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting “SLOTIPS plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) or submit you tip through this website.



Shell Beach Vandalism
August 29, 2010

****$1,000.00 REWARD****

On Sunday August 29, 2010 between 3:00 am and 4:15 am, a Pismo Beach Police Department Patrolman discovered unknown subject(s) had committed acts of vandalism and destruction at ten different locations through the 300 to 1500 block of Shell Beach Road.  Damage estimates at this time are around $1500.  The subject(s) pushed over large cement trash bins, ripped out irrigation lines, damaged planters, and damaged benches throughout that stretch of Shell Beach Road.  The large cement trash bins had been hand painted and decorated by local artists who donated their time and materials.

Anyone with information relating to the vandalisms should call the Pismo Beach Police Department at 773-2208, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.



RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
March 10, 2010

               ***$5,000.00 REWARD***

 

On March 10, 2010, Officers from the Atascadero Police Department were sent to a residence in the 5000 block of Fresno Avenue in Atascadero regarding a possibly burglary incident. Upon their arrival, they spoke to the resident who had just returned home. When she arrived home, the victim saw that her front door was wide open. Officers searched the home and found that it was unoccupied; however, officers saw that force had been used to break a rear bedroom window.

 

The suspect(s) entered the home and the garage between the hours of 10 A.M and 8 P.M. on March 10th. The suspect(s) were specific in the property that they wanted to take. The suspect(s) located a safe in a home office area and pushed the safe on the safe’s rollers to the front door of the house. Using a furniture dolly that they took out of the garage, they moved the very heavy safe out of the house and to an awaiting vehicle.

 

It was later determined that the safe that was stolen contained approximately $180,000 in gold coins, $10,000 in jewelry, and $8,000 in cash. Anyone that has information regarding the suspect’s identity is urged to call the Atascadero Police Department. Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case.

 

If you have any information regarding this crime, you may report your anonymous tip through the Atascadero Police Department at 461-5051, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867). Additionally, you can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637). You may also submit your tip through this website.



Felony assault and battery causing significant injury
October 25, 2009

***REWARD $1000.00***

 

On October 25, 2009 at approximately 1:48 AM, downtown bicycle police officers were flagged down by several bystanders at 735 Higuera, Bubble Gum Alley. Nathan Moore was found lying on the ground unconscious. A witness reported seeing the suspect punch Moore knocking him to the ground. The suspect fled the area and was last seen walking eastbound on Higuera. SLO City Fire and San Luis Ambulance paramedics responded to administer first aid. Moore was transported to Sierra Vista Hospital where he remains in the intensive care unit with a significant head injury.

 

The suspect is described as a white male, 20-25 years old, 5’-7”, blonde hair described as “buzz cut”, wearing a tan color shirt and blue jeans.

 

The witness reported seeing several bystanders possibly witnessing the assault. Any persons with additional information regarding this offense are urged to telephone the San Luis Obispo Police Department at (805) 781-7317, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549 STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) or submit your tip through this website.



Attack of juvenile in downtown SLO
October 03, 2009

**REWARD $2,000.00**

 

On 10-03-09 at approximately 12:55 PM, San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to a report of an unprovoked attack of a 15 year old female in downtown San Luis Obispo.  The juvenile and her mother were walking on the sidewalk when they saw the male suspect walking towards them.  Without saying a word, the suspect struck the juvenile on the mouth with a closed fist.  The force of the punch threw the victim to the ground.  The victim’s jaw was broken in two places requiring surgery as well as several loose teeth.

 

The suspect was described as a white male, aged 25-30 with short dark hair and a trimmed beard.  He has a thin build and is approximately 6’ tall. He was wearing a white t-shirt, a blue athletic type sweatshirt, and blue jeans.  He was last seen walking westbound on Higuera after the attack.  After a thorough search of the downtown area, officers have not yet located or identified the suspect.  If anyone has information on the suspect, they are urged to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department at 781-7317, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP (549-7867).  You can also text your tip to Crime Stoppers by texting "SLOTIPS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637).

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Stabbing / Attempt Murder
September 08, 2009

On September 8, 2009 at about 8:45 pm, Morro Bay Police Department received a 911 call stating someone had been attacked and appeared to have been stabbed.  Morro Bay Police responded and found a male adult, approximately 21 years of age, in front of a business in the 300 block of Morro Bay Blvd.  The subject was bleeding from what appeared to be several stab wounds to his back and arm.  Morro Bay Fire Department responded and provided medical assistance and the subject was transported to Sierra Vista Hospital for further treatment. 

 

The original witness saw two suspects identified as Hispanic male adults running from the scene, East on Morro Bay Blvd toward Shasta Ave.  San Luis Obispo Deputy Sheriffs responded and assisted Morro Bay Police with checking the area in an attempt to locate the suspects.  Morro Bay Harbor Patrol and the United States Coast Guard also assisted by checking along the water front areas after a second witness stated they had seen two Hispanic males running toward the Embarcadero area. 

 

The first suspect was described as a Hispanic male approximately 18-20 years of age, 5’7” tall and wearing a zip-up gray hoodie and blue jeans.  The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 22-23 years of age, 5’7” tall, shaved head, goatee, wearing a black t-shirt and blue jean shorts. 

 

Morro Bay Police Detectives interviewed the victim at the hospital and obtained a statement.  The victim had just met the subjects and believed they were from out of the area.

 

Morro Bay Police Department needs the public’s help in identifying the suspects to this crime and is asking for anyone with information related to this crime to call Morro Bay Police Department at 772-6225.  If a witness wants to remain anonymous or be eligible for a reward they can call Crime Stoppers at 549-7867.           



Vandals Steal Bronze Falcon and Damage Statue at Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History
September 05, 2009

California State Parks is requesting assistance from the community for any information associated with the vandalism and damage of a bronze statue at the entrance to the Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History located in Morro Bay.

Sometime in the late evening or early morning hours between September 5th and September 6th, 2009, the bronze statue "Seasons Come Seasons Go" was vandalized by an unknown suspect or suspects at the Museum of Natural History.  A portion of the statue, a Peregrine Falcon, was stolen and the statue was damaged when it was removed by force.  The $25,000 piece of artwork, completed by artist Mark Greenaway, was donated in 2002 during the re-opening and re-dedication of the Museum.  The damage is estimated at approximately $7,000.  (In the attached photograph, the statue is shown intact, prior to the theft and damage.  The missing Peregrine Falcon is seen leaving the statue`s hands).

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the Peregrine Falcon statue or the subject(s) responsible is asked to contact California State Parks at (805) 927-2065, or remain annonymous and submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP (549-7867), or by Text Message by texting the word "slotips" followed by your message, to CRIMES (274637), or by submitting a tip from this web site.

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BURGLARY/SHOPLIFT
July 21, 2009

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff`s coast station deputies are trying to identify two male subjects who removed a 15" flat screen video monitor from the Coast Electronics store on Los Osos Valley Rd. shortly afternoon, on Tuesday, July 21, 2009.

Two males entered the store and when the clerk was distracted, one of the suspects ran out of the store with a flat screen monitor.

A witness saw the suspects running out of the store and alerted authorities. Surveillance photos from the store showing the two men are being released today in an effort to identify the suspects. People who recognize the suspects are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP or the Sheriff`s Coast Station at 528-6083.

A vehicle associated with the theft is described as a late model Toyota Tundra 4 door, silver in color with a short bed, possibly with a fifth-wheel attachment, lifted with grey custom wheels.

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