SLO County: Four Arrested after Deputies Reportedly Find Stolen Mail, Catalytic Converters
Above: Items confiscated from vehicle during Highway 101 traffic stop | SLO County Sheriff’s Office
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested four individuals on outstanding warrants, as well as in relation to the alleged thefts of mail, packages, and catalytic converters.
According to a press release shared to Facebook, deputies had responded on January 24 to the 500 block of Sandydale Drive in Nipomo for a report of a suspicious vehicle, which had left the area by the time they arrived.
Deputies soon located the vehicle traveling southbound on Highway 101 and pulled it over near the Tefft Street off-ramp.
All three occupants of the vehicle — identified as Pedro Enriquez Bautista, Alexis Antonio Gomez, and Maritza Serena Hernandez — had outstanding warrants, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies also searched the vehicle and discovered allegedly stolen mail and packages, along with three catalytic converters and power tools.
All three were arrested on suspicion of grand theft, conspiracy to commit a crime, and possession of stolen property.
The investigation later led authorities to a motel room in Arroyo Grande, where more stolen mail and packages were recovered. The occupant of the room, identified as Duane Patrick James Jr., also had an outstanding warrant. He was taken into custody on the warrant, as well as suspicion of mail theft.
All four were booked at the county jail.