Yesterday at approximately 2:30 a.m., San Luis Obispo Police Officer Greg Benson conducted a traffic stop on a silver Ford F-150 pick-up in the 1200 Block of Chorro. As the vehicle came to a stop the female passenger, later identified as 19-year-old Hattie Davis, jumped out of the passenger door and attempted to flee from officers. Davis was detained after a short foot chase.
The driver of the truck was identified as 35-year-old Aaron Kirby. Kirby is currently on probation for possession of stolen property and weapons violations. During a search of Kirby’s vehicle officers discovered several items of property which were believed to be stolen from recent residential burglaries. Officers also discovered drug paraphernalia during the initial search.
Kirby was arrested for possession of stolen property and drug related charges, and Davis was arrested for outstanding warrants.
San Luis Obispo Police Investigators were called in to follow up on this investigation. They found and identified property stolen from at least three recent San Luis Obispo residential burglaries inside Kirby’s vehicle. Also found in the vehicle was approximately 2 ½ ounces of methamphetamine, a half ounce of heroin, over $3,000 in cash, and a stolen handgun reported out of Kings County.
The investigation also led investigators to a hotel room in Arroyo Grande, which was registered to Kirby. Additional items of stolen property and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the hotel room.
Kirby was booked into County Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property, possession for sales of methamphetamine and heroin, and a probation violation.
Davis was booked into County Jail for outstanding warrants and resisting arrest.
This investigation is on-going in an attempt to identify further victims or additional suspects who may be involved in these crimes.
Meanwhile the San Luis Obispo Police Department continues to investigate a series of daytime residential burglaries, which may involve other suspects.