Police Log

May 10, 2007 

SLO County

Police in Arroyo Grande and Atascadero are investigating two unrelated deaths.

Arroyo Grande police were called to a home in the 1200 block of Sage Street about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported that a man needed medical attention.

Officers and paramedics found the unidentified person dead and are considering the death suspicious, police said. They declined to release details about the case and said they were notifying the man’s family before releasing his name.

In Atascadero, police found a 22-year-old man dead Tuesday in a home in the 8500 block of El Camino Real. He was found by a relative.

Police are investigating the death but said there were no obvious signs that a crime had been committed. Police are waiting for autopsy results that are expected this week.

—Leslie Parrilla

San Miguel

A Union Pacific train struck a person on the tracks shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to the county Sheriff’s Department.

The incident happened near Mission and 11th streets. The pedestrian was rushed to Twin Cities Community Hospital within minutes, said Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony Perry.

Sheriff’s and Union Pacific officials couldn’t say how serious the injuries were or whether the person struck by the train was a man or woman.

The freight train was traveling south from Roseville near Sacramento to Colton in San Bernardino County, said James Barnes, a Union Pacific spokesman.

Union Pacific special agents will conduct an investigation and coordinate with the county Sheriff’s Department, Barnes said.

—Nick Wilson


Toxicology results for an Oceano man who died in a traffic wreck showed he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, CHP officials said Wednesday.

Victor Manuel Garcia Trejo, 22, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13 and was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, CHP officials said Wednesday.

Victor Manuel Garcia Trejo, 22, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13 and was under the influence of methamphetamine and marijuana during the April 26 collision that killed him, CHP officials said.

Trejo was driving a Honda sedan about 11:30 p.m. on Highway 154 in Santa Barbara County near Seven Oaks Ranch when he rounded a curve and drove off the road. CHP officials determined the cause of the wreck to be driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Passenger Francisco Javier Vega, 23, also of Oceano, was injured.

—Leslie Parrilla

Arroyo Grande

A rash of vehicle burglaries is prompting police to advise residents to lock their car doors.

The string of burglaries occurred in the areas of Bennett, Branch, Spruce, Pine and Poplar streets and Village Glenn and East Grand Avenue, according to Arroyo Grande police.

Over the past month, 11 burglaries from unlocked vehicles have been reported to police. Stolen property included cell phones, purses, iPods, DVD monitors, GPS systems, jewelry, checkbooks, keys and cash, police said.

Police are reminding people to lock their vehicles, park in well-lit areas, activate car alarms, roll up the windows and remove all valuables from view.

—Leslie Parrilla

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