Man Arrested for Robbery, Vandalism, Assault

Man Arrested for Robbery, Vandalism, Assault

San Luis Obispo Police arrested a man after the suspect allegedly caused a commotion at a local motel.

According to SLOPD, they received a call regarding a suspect with a knife. The call came from the Best Western Motel, located at 214 Madonna Road at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Saturday. Upon arrival, police were told a suspect had entered the motel and confronted employees in the lobby with a knife.

According to witnesses, the suspect took a master key from one of the employees. He used it to enter an unoccupied room, where the suspect smashed a sliding glass door. The motive for what the suspect did is unknown at time of press. Witnesses said the suspect continued through the motel. Once officers arrived on the scene they located the man.

The Best Western on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo

The Best Western on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo

An officer confronted the suspect at gunpoint toward the rear parking lot. He was identified as Joe Kasper Sigala, 40, of Grover Beach. Sigala was ordered to drop the knife and get on the ground. Police say he complied with these orders and was taken into custody.

Sigala, according to SLOPD, had a minor injury to a finger from the broken sliding glass door, and was treated at the hospital. “He was under the influence and delusional,” said SLOPD Sergeant Jeff Booth.

Sigala was booked into San Luis Obispo County jail for felony robbery, felony vandalism, felony assault with a deadly weapon other than a gun, and misdemeanor drug possession, with bail was set at $60,000.

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