Crime

Burglary suspect caught leaving Grover Beach business

Patrick Noah Matthew Ivey, 23, of Grover Beach was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, on suspicion of commercial burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of brass knuckles.
Patrick Noah Matthew Ivey, 23, of Grover Beach was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, on suspicion of commercial burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of brass knuckles. Courtesy of Grover Beach Police Department

A Grover Beach man is in jail and another suspect remains at large after an alleged burglary at a business four blocks away from the Grover Beach Police Station.

About 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Grover Beach officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Rockaway Avenue on a report of suspicious activity.

Responding officers determined a commercial burglary was in progress and set up a perimeter with the help of Arroyo Grande and California State Parks officers, as well as a Pismo Beach police K-9 unit, according to a news release.

Despite the police presence, the suspect — Patrick Noah Matthew Ivey, 23 — reportedly was able to briefly elude officers by exiting the business and jumping into a neighboring yard before he was taken into custody.

He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of brass knuckles, all felonies.

Grover Beach police Sgt. Sonny Gerber said another suspect possibly involved in the burglary is thought to have fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival and had not been located as of Wednesday morning.

Gerber said most of the stolen property was recovered, but investigators believe some property remains unaccounted for. He would not specify the worth of the stolen items.

As of Wednesday morning, Ivey remained in custody in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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