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Friday 11/02/2012 2:03 PM - Suspicious Subject

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Suspicious Subject
Date and Time of Incident: 11-2-12, Approximately 9:50 AM
Place of Occurrence: 1500 block of Templeton Road, Templeton
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: White male adult, military style haircut, Between 5-8 and 5-9, stocky, reddish-colored skin, camouflage style clothing, carrying large 10 inch machete
Details of News Release: On 11-2-12, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report of man carrying a machete and wearing camouflage style clothing in the 1500 block of Templeton Road in Templeton. When deputies responded to the location where the man was last seen, they discovered a burglary had taken place at a nearby business. The man was last seen going in the direction of the riverbed towards the Home Depot in Atascadero. A search was begun that included Sheriff's deputies, Sheriff's K9 units, ATV's, CHP helicopter, and Atascadero Police officers. After a lengthy search the man was not located in the area and the search has been discontinued. The Sheriff's Office is advising residents to take normal precautions such as locking your doors if you're inside your home. If you see the man, you're asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 781-4550.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Friday 11/02/2012 2:04 PM