The San Luis Obispo Police Department has a man in custody who is allegedly responsible for house burglaries.
According to SLOPD, Officer Greg Benson conducted a traffic stop on a silver Ford F-150 pick-up in the 1200 Block of Chorro Street on Wednesday.
The officer stated as the vehicle came to a stop the female passenger, later identified as Hattie Davis, 19, jumped out of the passenger door and attempted to flee.
Davis, a transient, was detained after a short foot chase.
Police say the driver of the truck was identified as Aaron Kirby, 35, also a transient.
Kirby was on probation for possession of stolen property and weapons violations. During a search of Kirby’s vehicle officers discovered several items of property which were believed to be stolen from recent residential burglaries.
Officers also discovered drug paraphernalia during the initial search.
Kirby was arrested for possession of stolen property and drug related charges.
Davis was arrested for outstanding warrants.
Investigators were called in to follow up on this investigation. They found and identified property stolen from at least three recent San Luis Obispo residential burglaries inside Kirby’s vehicle.
Also found in the vehicle was approximately two and a half ounces of methamphetamine, a half ounce of heroin, over $3000 in cash and a stolen handgun reported out of Kings County.
The investigation also led investigators to a hotel room in Arroyo Grande which was registered to Kirby. Additional items of stolen property and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the hotel room.
Kirby was booked into SLO County Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property, possession for sales of methamphetamine and heroin, and a probation violation.
Davis was booked into county jail for outstanding warrants and resisting arrest.
This investigation is ongoing in an attempt to identify further victims or additional suspects who may be involved in these crimes. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department or Crime Stoppers.
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