Update: Details released regarding arrest at Rios-Caledonia Adobe
Update posted May 16, 1 p.m.:
–The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has issued a press release regarding the incident at the Rios-Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel Monday.
The California Highway Patrol received a call from a citizen who saw and recognized his friend’s stolen van in the parking lot of the San Miguel Mission. Units of the CHP were dispatched as a male in the van pulled from the mission parking lot and began traveling south on Mission Street. CHP units intercepted the van as it came to a stop at the Rios-Caledonia Adobe Historical landmark. A male exited the vehicle as CHP units conducted a felony stop. One suspect was arrested without incident.
The driver Benjamin Bruce Roberts was booked on charges of grand theft auto, possession of stolen property, DUI, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a crack pipe and driving with a suspended license. Roberts was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with an unknown bail. The van was returned to the registered owner who responded to the scene. The van in question was reported stolen four days ago.
Original story posted May 15, 4 p.m.
–One person was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle and for possible drug charges, according to the California Highway Patrol and an eye-witness report from a Paso Robles Daily News reader.
At about 12:10 p.m. Monday, the eye-witness observed a white van parked in the lot at Rios-Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel. A male in dark clothing with a shaved head exited men’s restroom, and waiting outside for him were three CHP officers in separate vehicles with rifles drawn. The suspect was ordered to the ground. Officers kept their weapons drawn and handcuffed and searched the suspect.
The suspect was ordered to remain still on the ground as two officers, with rifles still drawn, searched men and women’s restroom and surrounding areas. One officer located some meth packets in bushes outside of the restroom, according to the eye-witness.
No further information is available at this time. Updates will be posted if received.