Photo: Recovered stolen items, including the puppy
SAN LUIS OBISPO – Over the past few weeks residents reported several residential burglaries near the Cal Poly campus. Most of the stolen items included various electronic equipment. The burglars also stole a puppy.
How the Investigation Began
Investigators obtained a photo of a suspect talking on a cell phone stolen during one of the burglaries.
On May 21 police stopped Veronica Weitz in a traffic stop. Christopher Jones sat in the passenger seat.
The officer recognized Jones from the surveillance pic. Also, he had a warrant out for his arrest.
What’s in the Car?
Responding detectives discovered various electronic devices in their car. They also found the stolen puppy. They identified some of the items through serial numbers. Some of the items remain unclaimed.
Apparently the duo targeted sororities, fraternities and dormitories, where doors are often left unlocked.
Are you a victim of a recent area burglary and can identify your stolen items? Then contact San Luis Obispo Police Detective Jason Dickel at 594-8028.
What About the Puppy?
The SLOPD press releases sates, “And yes, the puppy was returned to her owner!”