Three males were arrested early Sunday morning in San Luis Obispo for reportedly being in possession of stolen property that was all taken from unlocked vehicles parked either on the street or in a driveway, according to police.
At about 3:30 a.m., police were investigating recent auto burglaries at the 100 block of Foothill Road when they approached Pooyan Eslambolipour, 18, of Arroyo Grande, Cesar Figueroa, 19, of Oceano, and a juvenile male from Oceano.
Two of the males allegedly discarded stolen Razor scooters just before they were approached by police, according to a press release. One male, seated on a supposedly stolen bicycle, had a couple of local warrants.
Police said they found several credit cards and other forms of identification not belonging to the three males on the ground and in the possession of the males.
Police contacted two victims and they confirmed that the property was stolen. Most of the stolen items were taken along Patricia Drive, said San Luis Obispo Police Department Capt. Dan Blanke. Thefts from unlocked cars are rather common in San Luis Obispo, he added.
Both Eslambolipour and Figueroa were booked into county jail and bail was set at $20,000 each. The juvenile male was booked into juvenile hall.
The males could face charges of possession of stolen property, burglary tools, and a dangerous weapon, which in this case is an illegal knife. According to the penal code, the knife is illegal to possess because its sole purpose is to be used as a weapon, Blanke said.
Some of the burglary tools included screwdrivers, flashlights and gloves. Under normal circumstances, having these items wouldn’t be suspicious, Blanke said. However, since it was 3 a.m. and the males were out and about, having these items is considered suspicious, he added.
Any information about this incident can be referred anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.