Sheriff: Wave of car thefts in Shandon


SHANDON — San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Deputies responded Thursday, Sept. 20, to a series of crimes in the Shandon area, which included the theft of three vehicles and burglary of a residence, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

The first incident occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. on the 100 block of South 7th Street in Shandon and involved a report of a stolen truck — which later crashed in the 2500 block of San Juan Road. 

The suspect or suspects then stole a nearby ranch utility vehicle and drove it to the 300 block of Truesdale Road in Shandon. At that time, the home was burglarized.

Shortly after, a single suspect then ran to a nearby home in the 600 block of Mesa Grande Drive and stole a car that was parked in the driveway of a home in the 500 block of Mesa Grande Drive.

A search was conducted by the Sheriff’s deputies, California Highway Patrol units and a CHP helicopter. No suspects were located. It is presently believed by authorities that the suspect or suspects have left the area.

A witness described one potential suspect as a white male adult, 20 to 25 years old, 5-foot 6-inches tall to 5-feet 8-inches tall with a thin build. The suspect has a light-colored beard and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and black pants.

Deputies located one of the stolen vehicles which was described as a black 2008 Chevrolet Malibu in Paso Robles.

If anyone has information on these crimes, contact the Sheriff's Office at 805-781-4550. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 805-549-STOP (7867) or through their website www.slotips.org.

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