An Atascadero man allegedly vandalized a county sheriff’s station in Templeton and then jumped off the roof in a failed attempt to evade deputies on Saturday afternoon.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 1:10 p.m. of a disturbance at its North Patrol Station on North Main Street in Templeton that involved the suspect and his family, according to a news release.
The suspect, Juan Josue Salgado, 20, then allegedly broke a station window, climbed onto the roof of the building and began vandalizing roof-mounted equipment and ventilation, according to the release.
When he refused deputies’ orders to come down, a CHP helicopter, CHP ground units and a Sheriff’s canine assisted while deputies confronted Salgado on the rooftop. Salgado jumped to the ground, where he was taken into custody by authorities.
Salgado was reportedly uninjured from the fall and was booked into County Jail on suspicion of felony vandalism and resisting/obstructing arrest.