Crime

SLO man arrested after allegedly stealing emblems off a car

UPDATE: Cooper Allison pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of vandalism. The charges of burglary and possession of stolen property were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Allison was sentenced Feb. 23, 2012.

Original story: A San Luis Obispo man was arrested Friday after allegedly stealing emblems off a vehicle and trying to break into a house.

At 2:14 a.m. Friday, a San Luis Obispo man arrived home to find another man reaching into an unsecured window of his residence in the 1200 block of Palm Street, according to police.

When confronted, the suspect - later identified as 22-year-old Cooper Estes Allison - ran away, according to police. The resident was able to run after Allison and apprehended him before flagging down a passing police car.

An investigating officer found that Allison was in possession of motor vehicle make and model emblems, according to police. Officers searched the area and found a vehicle missing the emblems that Allison had.

Allison was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property. He was booked into County Jail and later released on bail.

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