San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s detectives are trying to locate the owner of a gun safe that was recovered from a storage unit in Templeton along with thousands of dollars worth of suspected stolen property.
Sheriff’s detectives originally served a search warrant and arrested a Paso Robles parolee on March 16 after finding firearms, drugs and suspected stolen property in his storage unit at 50 Abby Road.
Nicholas Eugene Noochi, 32, 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.
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.
Detectives served a second search warrant at the storage unit Friday, said department spokesman Rob Bryn. Officials believe they have recovered items worth more than $100,000 so far, Bryn said.
The safe is black, 63 inches tall, 28 inches wide and has a depth of 20 inches. Its only identifying markings are the letters “LG” on the face of the combination pad.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective David Marquez at 781-4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noochi remains in County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail, where he was booked 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. Because of his conditions of nonrevocable parole, he can not be held on a parole hold.