Five Cal Poly students were arrested for allegedly attempting to rob other students at gunpoint at the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity located at 244 California on Sunday.
According to the San Luis Obispo Police department, they responded to a call at around 2:30 a.m. regarding a robbery with a handgun occurring at the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. Once officers arrived, they were able to locate the first suspect from the descriptions they were given in the courtyard area of the residence. That suspect was Cameron Marcel Akins, 19, a Cal Poly student from Monrovia. Officers discovered Akins confronting one of the victims. When the officer announced his presence, the suspect failed to comply and attempted to flee.
The officer, not seeing the suspect’s weapon, holstered his service weapon and engaged with Akins in order to physically restrain him from fleeing. Akins violently resisted while a couple of citizens intervened to assist the officer. Even when other officers arrived on scene the suspect continued to fight, and bit one of the officers. Police say no one was seriously injured as a result of the suspect’s actions.
Akins was taken into custody and his handgun was recovered and secured. He was arrested and booked at San Luis Obispo County Jail for robbery with a firearm, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. He is a sophomore and was possibly to be a starting wide receiver for the football team.
Officers were also able to locate another suspect while he was driving a vehicle and attempting to leave the scene, just as incoming police units were responding to the area. The second suspect was identified as Cortland Josiah Fort, 20, a Cal Poly student from Fontana, He was arrested and booked at county jail for robbery. He was a sophomore and planned to start as a “nickel back” on the football team.
Officers continued to investigate and discovered there were three more suspects involved in the robbery. These three were arrested at the Cal Poly campus. They were identified as – 1) Dominique Alize Love, 19, a Cal Poly student from Poway, arrested and booked for robbery. Love was competing as a “redshirt freshman” for a cornerback position on the football tram. 2) Jake Anthony Brito, 18, a Cal Poly student from Cypress, arrested and booked on conspiracy to commit robbery. Brito was vying for running back on the team. 3) Kristaan Sterling Ivory, 20, a Cal Poly student from Los Angeles, arrested and booked for conspiracy to commit robbery. Ivory was the senior running back, and the team MVP last season.
Cal Poly football coach says that he and team are “devastated, saddened, upset, mad.”