County Roundup

South County

Three people were arrested Saturday after a multi-jurisdictional investigation found a significant amount of property that was stolen during burglaries throughout the South County.

The items reportedly included firearms, electronic equipment, narcotics and money, according to a news release from the Arroyo Grande Police Department.

Police have not released additional details about the investigation and could not put a monetary value on the recovered items Monday. A news conference will be held this week with additional information, Arroyo Grande Police Cmdr. Chuck Gerhart said.

On Saturday, three search warrants were issued for two residential locations in Arroyo Grande and one in Grover Beach. An additional warrant was also served on a storage container.

The three people arrested were accused of possession of stolen property and drug-related offenses, Gerhart said.

The Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Pismo Beach police departments, the regional Special Weapons and Tactics Team, state parole and the regional Narcotics Task Force assisted in the investigation.

— AnnMarie Cornejo

San Luis Obispo

The man killed when he ran a red light on his electric scooter Saturday was not wearing a helmet, authorities said Monday.

Clayt Casey, 50, of San Luis Obispo was hit by a pickup truck and then died of a head injury at French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, authorities said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. Authorities say that alcohol or drugs are not suspected.

Casey was riding the scooter east along Los Ranchos Road just after 10:30 a.m. when he ran a red light and went into the intersection with Highway 227, according to a CHP report.

Authorities said that it is not clear why he did not stop for the red light but that it did not appear “purposeful.”

Christopher S. King, 22, of Pismo Beach — driving his Isuzu pickup south about 55 to 60 mph along the highway — swerved left and hit his brakes, but the front of his truck struck the left side of the scooter, the CHP said.

Casey was thrown off the scooter and struck the pickup’s windshield before landing on the ground, according to the CHP.

— AnnMarie Cornejo


The Atascadero Elks Lodge has scheduled a blood drive in partnership with the United Blood Services of the Central Coast for Wednesday from 2 to 5:15 p.m. at the lodge, 1516 El Camino Real in Atascadero. Donors are asked to make an appointment by calling UBS at 543-4290 or by signing up at the lodge office in Atascadero. Walk-ins are also welcome.

— AnnMarie Cornejo