Crime

$100,000 worth of stolen property found at Santa Margarita home

Eric Webb, 44, of Santa Margarita was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, on suspicion of first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of a gun and numerous prison prior enhancements.
Eric Webb, 44, of Santa Margarita was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, on suspicion of first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of a gun and numerous prison prior enhancements.

More than $100,000 worth of stolen property was recovered Tuesday from the home of a man suspected in nearly 15 North County commercial and residential burglaries.

On Sunday, sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5900 block of El Pomar Drive in Templeton on a report of a burglary. A witness provided deputies with a description of the vehicle and suspect.

The next day, deputies responded to an attempted burglary in the 7000 block of Creston Road in rural Paso Robles. The caller had confronted the suspect, who denied knowledge of a burglary and said his wife had sent him there to “buy some puppies,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. That witness was able to provide a license plate number.

On Tuesday, detectives located the suspect, 44-year-old Eric Webb, at his home at an RV park in rural Santa Margarita.

Officers allegedly found stolen property including electronics, jewelry, power tools and coins.

Webb was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of a gun and numerous prison prior enhancements. He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $210,000 bail. He remained in custody Thursday night.

Some of the items have been returned to their owners but much remains unclaimed, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Anyone looking to reclaim stolen property is encouraged to call the Detectives Division at 781-4500.

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