After rob a car sales and repair businessa man ran over the stolen vehicle in downtown San Luis Obispo, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
Officers responded to a burglary alarm that went off at 11:20 p.m. Sunday at a business on the 600 block of Marsh Street in downtown San Luis Obispo, according to a police news release.
This is the location of British sports carsa company specializing in the maintenance, repair and restoration of British-made automobiles, although the exact site of the break-in was not disclosed in the statement.
“Upon arrival, officers discovered that the front window of the business had been smashed and a vehicle had been stolen and chased through the roll-up garage door,” police said in the statement.
Hours later, at 1:48 a.m. Monday, a solo vehicle accident was reported on California and Marsh streets, the statement said.
Responding officers recognized the car involved in the crash as the same car that was allegedly stolen from the repair shop, police said.
Officers searched the area and found Jeffrey Thomas Lincoln, 34, hiding in the front yard of a residence in the 1100 block of California Street, the statement said.
Lincoln, a resident of Portland, Oregon, was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary, felony vehicle theft, criminal possession of a stolen vehicle and felony vandalism, the statement said.
He was being held Monday at the San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond, jail records show.