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Friday 05/08/2020 3:57 PM - Theft Investigation

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Theft Investigation
Date and Time of Incident: 5-8-20, Approximately 11:20 AM
Place of Occurrence: Northbound Highway 101 at Reservoir Canyon Road, rural San Luis Obispo
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Cinthia Olivia Cervantes Rizo, 36, Bakersfield Adam Joseph Velasquez, 36, Bakersfield David Diaz, 43, Bakersfield Krystle Monique Gonzales, 34, Bakersfield
Details of News Release: On 5-8-20, Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit observed a vehicle speeding on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo. The Detectives initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at northbound Highway 101 at Reservoir Canyon Road in rural San Luis Obispo. Detectives discovered a large quantity of unopened, high-dollar value alcohol and other items inside the vehicle which was determined to have been stolen minutes earlier from the Costco store in San Luis Obispo. The value of the stolen items was estimated to be approximately $3,000. There were four occupants in the car, two male and two female. At least two occupants in the car were determined to be known gang members from Kern County. One of the females, Cinthia Cervantes Rizo, 36 of Bakersfield was arrested on a felony no-bail warrant. In compliance with the statewide Emergency Bail Schedule, issued by the California Judicial Council, bail for most misdemeanor and felony offenses must be set at $0. As a result, the other three in the vehicle, Adam Velasquez, David Diaz, and Krystle Gonzales would not have been held in jail and were released back into the community. Felony charges will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office by the Major Crimes Unit.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Friday 05/08/2020 4:03 PM