Responding to a report of a fight in progress, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office deputies discovered several items that had been stolen from a vacation rental in Oceano on Wednesday night.
At about 7:30 p.m., deputies arrived at the 300 block of McCarthy Avenue in Oceano and learned that people returning to their vacation rental had noticed a woman carrying a purse the group had reported stolen from their rental the previous day.
The group then confronted the woman, and a fight ensued. When deputies arrived, the woman, identified as 33-year-old Amelia Ora Covington of Oceano, ran into an adjoining house and escaped out a back door, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.
Covington now has a warrant out for her arrest and, as of Thursday afternoon, remained at large.
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Purses were also stolen during a separate burglary reported Monday at an Oceano vacation home.
Credit cards from those purses had been used at a nearby convenience store, the Sheriff's Office learned. Deputies reviewed surveillance camera footage from the store and were able to identify 26-year-old Chase Ross Twomey of Arroyo Grande as a suspect.
When searching Twomey's home, officers discovered credit cards, an iPhone and a laptop. He was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, burglary and receiving stolen property.
As of Thursday afternoon, Twomey remained in County Jail on $20,000 bail.