Crime

Stolen electronics, drug lab found at Nipomo home, authorities say

David Arthur Thomas, 24, of Nipomo was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and manufacturing a controlled substance. Original story »
David Arthur Thomas, 24, of Nipomo was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and manufacturing a controlled substance. Original story »

Authorities have made three arrests in a case of stolen electronics from a storage shed in Arroyo Grande.

According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, a team of sheriff’s detectives, narcotics officers, and anti-gang agents served a search warrant at the 100 block of North Oakglen Avenue in Nipomo on Tuesday afternoon.

The search was in response to a Dec. 6 burglary of an undisclosed number of Bluetooth wireless speakers and headphones with an estimated value of $30,000.

Items believed to be the stolen property were discovered at the residence, authorities said, in addition to a marijuana honey oil conversion lab.

Authorities arrested David Thomas, 24, of Nipomo, on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and manufacturing a controlled substance. Tashanna Poloma Macaluso, 19, and Bennett Francis Macaluso, 53, both of Nipomo, also were arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property and manufacturing the oil.

As of Thursday evening, Thomas remained in County Jail on $550,000 bail. Both Macalusos remained in custody on $520,000 bail.

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