Man arrested for assault, hate crimes, resisting arrest and other charges
Incident occurred at Franklin Hot Springs in rural Paso Robles
-On Saturday at approximately 5 a.m., deputies from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man armed with a knife making threats against a group of people at Franklin Hot Springs in the 3000 block of Creston Road in rural Paso Robles. The man was making threats to harm individuals as well as himself.
When deputies arrived, the man ran away on Creston Road. A short time later, deputies located the suspect while still armed with a knife. He refused commands and continued to flee. Deputies lost sight of the suspect in the area between Creston Rd. and S. River Rd. at Laguna Del Campo in rural Paso Robles. They conducted a search of the area with the assistance of a CHP helicopter over the next two hours. A reverse 911 was sent to the area advising residents to shelter in place. The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Bunker Kainoa Greff of Templeton.
At approximately 8:44 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a man matching the description of the suspect in the 1800 block of Santa Ysabel Avenue in rural Paso Robles. Deputies responded to that area where Greff was located. Once again he fled from deputies. A perimeter was set up with the assistance of Paso Robles Police Department and the California Highway Patrol. Deputies apprehended Greff on Volpi Ysabel Rd. without further incident.
It was learned upon further investigation that Greff threatened to stab at least four people, two of which were juveniles, while yelling racial slurs at the victims who were Hispanic. Greff was transported to the San Luis Obispo County Jail and booked on four counts of criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon, hate crimes and one count of resisting an officer. The community that was warned of the suspect was notified of his apprehension. There is no additional risk to the public.