San Luis Obispo
A 27-year-old San Luis Obispo man was arrested Wednesday night after police were called to the 2900 block of Augusta Court on a report that a pregnant female was being assaulted and choked.
Robert Jamal Brown was arrested on multiple charges, including domestic violence and false imprisonment, after eluding officers who had been searching for him for more than three hours, police said.
Police said the victim, who was not named, was forced to the ground when she attempted to get away from Brown and was rendered unconscious during the assault.
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When officers arrived, Brown fled on foot through Sinsheimer Park toward the railroad tracks, police said. Officers from the four agencies searched the area, using night vision goggles, a CHP Air Unit and a State Parks K-9.
They searched for three hours without locating Brown, who later turned himself in to the San Luis Obispo Police Department, where he was arrested without further incident, police said.
Brown was booked into County Jail on charges of domestic violence, false imprisonment, battery causing great bodily injury, preventing an emergency phone call, battery, vandalism, resisting arrest and two outstanding warrants. He is being held on $110,000 bail. — AnnMarie Cornejo
San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s narcotics detectives arrested a Paso Robles parolee Wednesday afternoon after finding a firearms, drugs and suspected stolen property in his storage unit in Templeton.
Nicholas Eugene Nocchi, 32, of Paso Robles also had a .357-caliber handgun in his possession, according to detectives. Nocchi is currently on nonrevocable parole, which led to the search of the storage unit.
According to the State Parole Office in San Luis Obispo, nonrevocable parole was passed by the state Legislature in October 2009 in order to relieve crowded prison conditions. Such a designation is reserved for those convicted of lesser felonies and, although such a condition means the felon is unsupervised, law enforcement can make random, unannounced searches at their discretion.
While at the storage facility, detectives said, they discovered a sawed-off shotgun, marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin, along with prescription medications, power tools, jewelry, sound equipment and a substantial amount of cash and coins.
“We are still running serial numbers and attempting to identify property we seized,” sheriff’s Detective Dave Marquez said.
“It is very important for the public to record serial numbers and mark their property so we can more readily identify it during an investigation of this type,” Marquez added.
Nocchi was booked into County Jail on suspicion of receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance while armed, carrying a loaded firearm, being a felon/addict in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. He’s being held on $20,000 bail. Because of his conditions of nonrevocable parole, he can not be held on a parole hold.
— Bill Morem