San Luis Obispo police report two young men were arrested, one Sunday morning and another this morning, for trespassing and public intoxication after they were found in other people's homes.
Otherwise the weekend was relatively quiet as students finished moving in for Tuesday’s start of Cal Poly, with the exception of large groups of 1,000 or more that again roamed the neighborhoods near Cal Poly, said Capt. Ian Parkinson.
Cal Poly Police Chief Bill Watton said there have been 85 arrests and citations on campus in the last week. He said that the numbers were running approximately 50 percent Cal Poly students and 50 percent young people from off-campus.
Parkinson said the city police’s plan to shut down parties early worked, and there were fewer citations issued for the whole weekend than last Tuesday night into Wednesday morning when city police made five arrests and issued 13 citations.
Arrests are usually for more serious crimes like drunken driving, being drunk in public and resisting arrest. Citations are often tickets with a notice to appear for more minor crimes such as minors in possession of alcohol.
Last week, police and campus officials had expressed concerns about the large groups of young people wandering the streets near campus. And hospital officials had expressed concern about multiple young people – including students – showing up at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center with either alcohol intoxication or injuries related to alcohol.
Police are emphasizing incidents like the two where young men were found drunk inside other people's homes are dangerous both for the drunk men and the residents.
Former Cal Poly student Edward James Sladek, 22, was found in a residence on San Luis Drive at 7 a.m. Sunday by the resident, police report. He identified himself to police as a Cal Poly student, but university officials say he graduated in the spring.
When police arrived, they found Sladek intoxicated and unaware of where he was. He had reportedly tried to kick in the front door and then entered through another unlocked door.
This morning at 7:10 a.m., a resident of the 400 block of Lincoln Street reportedly found a Cal Poly student disoriented and inside the kitchen. When police arrived, they found Kyle Evan Logan, 19, unaware of his surroundings, police report.
Both men were arrested on misdemeanor charges of trespassing and public intoxication, with bail set at $2,500 each. Nothing was taken from the homes during either incident, police report.