Paso Robles police announced Tuesday the arrests of two men suspected of stealing about $35,000 in property from numerous victims spanning several counties.
Michael Frank Tidd, 55, of Paso Robles and Clyde Cody Roberts, 25, of Templeton, were arrested after officers responded to the 100 block of Niblick Road after receiving a report from a nearby gas station clerk of a suspicious person possibly driving a stolen Mercedes-Benz, according to a news release Tuesday.
Officers arrived and determined the vehicle was reported stolen out of Palmdale. According to police, the driver, Tidd, left the vehicle and began walking away from the officers but was quickly detained. Officers then searched the vehicle and allegedly discovered stolen property from at least five people, including a Norwegian passport.
About $2,000 in property from the car was determined to have been stolen the previous day from the Paso Robles Kohl’s store, according to the police.
Investigation of store surveillance footage allegedly identified Roberts as a possible accomplice. He was later found on the railroad tracks south of 13th Street allegedly in possession of stolen property from two victims from Southern California as well as credit cards and a driver’s license belonging to the owner of the Norwegian passport.
Both men were booked into the County Jail on suspicion of felony charges of possessing a stolen vehicle and possession of stolen property.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Tidd and Roberts remained in custody in lieu of $25,000 and $37,000 bail respectively.