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California officials won’t disclose what led to arrests of Arroyo Grande gun shop owners

Stefanie Todd, 34, and Dylan Todd, 36.
Stefanie Todd, 34, and Dylan Todd, 36.

The owners of an Arroyo Grande gun shop were arrested by state law enforcement agents last week on suspicion of possessing assault weapons, but state and local officials are not saying what led to their arrests.

Stefanie Todd, 34, and Dylan Todd, 36, were arrested Thursday night on suspicion of illegally possessing assault weapons on the premises of The Outdoorsman, a sporting goods store that sells guns and ammunition in the Arroyo Grande Town and Country Square Shopping Center, according to a police news release.

As of late Monday, no charges had been filed against either person in San Luis Obispo Superior Court.

Stefanie Todd lists herself on her Facebook page as the owner of The Outdoorsman, located at East Grand Avenue and Courtland Street. Both Stefanie and Dylan Todd have posted photos of The Outdoorsman on their Facebook pages.

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The owners of The Outdoorsman, an Arroyo Grande gun shop, have been arrested on assault weapons charges. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Neither Stefanie nor Dylan Todd could be reached for comment Monday, and calls to the store — which is closed Mondays — were not returned.

According to the Arroyo Grande Police Department, the pair were arrested following an audit and investigation conducted by the California Department of Justice. Arroyo Grande police also said they did not arrest the Todds and directed questions to the California Department of Justice.

A spokesperson for that agency said it does not comment on investigations.

Jail logs showed the Todds were no longer listed in custody Friday morning. It is unclear whether they posted bail.

Matt Fountain: 805-781-7909, @MattFountain1

New California laws will broaden the definition of prohibited assault weapons, cracking down on a quick-reloading device referred to as the "bullet button."

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