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SLO police arrest man, woman found passed out in stolen vehicle

Amy Northcote, 43, of Arroyo Grande, and Ryan Alton, 32, of Los Osos.
Amy Northcote, 43, of Arroyo Grande, and Ryan Alton, 32, of Los Osos.

The San Luis Obispo Police Department arrested Amy Northcote, 43, of Arroyo Grande, and Ryan Alton, 32, of Los Osos last weekend after finding the two passed out in a car that had been reported stolen.

About 2 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the report of a man and woman slumped over in a white sedan on Broad Street in San Luis Obispo. Officers then confirmed the vehicle had been stolen, and the suspects were taken into custody without incident.

Police searched the car and found drugs as well as materials related to forgery and identity theft.

Northcote and Alton were booked into County Jail on charges of vehicle theft, possession of drugs for sale and a probation violation.

Police said stolen items found in the suspect’s vehicle are being returned to victims as they are identified.

Northcote is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to jail records, while Alton is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Melissa Blanton: 805-781-7965, @DowntownMelissa

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