Crime

Teen caught driving stolen utility vehicle down Nipomo street, deputies say

Justice Bryan Summers, 18, of Nipomo was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, on suspicion of grand theft and resisting arrest. Original story »
Plea: Not guilty What's next: Pre-preliminary hearing scheduled for 11/29/10.
Justice Bryan Summers, 18, of Nipomo was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, on suspicion of grand theft and resisting arrest. Original story » Plea: Not guilty What's next: Pre-preliminary hearing scheduled for 11/29/10.

An 18-year-old man was arrested late Wednesday after sheriff’s deputies reportedly spotted him driving a John Deere Gator utility vehicle on West Tefft Street.

Justice Bryan Summers of Nipomo was arrested without incident, and deputies determined that the vehicle had been stolen from a facility in the 300 block of Broken Arrow, said department spokesman Rob Bryn.

When deputies attempted to stop Summers at 10:12 p.m., he ran into dense fog in an open field at Tefft and Carillo streets, Bryn said.

The deputies chased Summers on foot and found him hiding behind the Nipomo Community Services District building on South Wilson Street.

Summers remained in County Jail on Thursday. He was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and resisting arrest; bail was set at $20,000. A probation hold also applies.

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