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Sunday 12/08/2019 5:28 PM - Escaped At-Risk Mental Health Patient Located

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Escaped At-Risk Mental Health Patient Located
Date and Time of Incident: 12-8-19, Approximately 3:30 PM
Place of Occurrence: Pismo State Beach North Beach Campground, 399 S Dolliver St, Pismo Beach
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Benjamin Aaron Karp, 31, San Luis Obispo
Details of News Release: On 12-8-19, the Sheriff's Office was notified that State Park Rangers at the Pismo State Beach North Beach Campground in Pismo Beach had safely located escaped at-risk mental health patient, Benjamin Aaron Karp. Karp had escaped the San Luis Obispo County Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) in the city of San Luis Obispo yesterday morning wearing only blue scrubs and no shoes. A BOL (Be On the Lookout) warning was issued to all law enforcement agencies in the county. Karp was taken into custody without incident and will be transported to County Jail.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Sunday 12/08/2019 5:28 PM