Grover Beach police arrest car theft suspects who evaded officers

Dalton Tetreault, 24, of Arroyo Grande, and Dustin Leek, 25, a transient.
Dalton Tetreault, 24, of Arroyo Grande, and Dustin Leek, 25, a transient.

Grover Beach police arrested two men Tuesday afternoon who allegedly stole a vehicle in San Luis Obispo and tried to flee police.

The suspects — Dustin Leek, 25, a transient, and Dalton Tetreault, 24, of Arroyo Grande — were taken into custody after the men attempted to evade police trying to pull them over for a traffic violation about 4:25 p.m., according to news release from the Grover Beach Police Department.

As officers tried to stop the stolen Subaru on the 1800 block of East Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande, the driver pulled into the rear parking lot of the shopping center near Courtland Street. That’s when both men got out of the car. The driver was detained on site and the passenger fled on foot, the news release said.

With the help of citizens who witnessed the incident, officers were able to find the passenger and take him into custody inside the nearby CVS store, the release said.

Arroyo Grande police and San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies assisted.

Leek and Tetreault are being held on suspicion of possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and probation violations, with more charges possible, according to Grover Beach police Chief John Peters. The investigation is ongoing.

The Grover Beach Police Department is asking that anyone with information regarding the case call 805-473-4511. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call San Luis Obispo County Crime Stoppers at 805-549-7867.

Kaytlyn Leslie: 805-781-7928, @kaytyleslie