H-SAN LUIS OBISPO

Apr 4, 2013 9:11 PM by Cameron Polom, KSBY News

Police concerned after searching suspect's computer

New and alarming details about a man arrested last month outside a San Luis Obispo Heritage Oaks Bank.

Turner Newman was arrested on the morning of March 13th.

Police were called out to Heritage Oaks Bank by a female employee who said she spotted Newman acting suspiciously in the parking lot.

After a quick search of Newman's car, police say they found loaded guns, a machete, leg restraints and duct tape.

"When you come across something like that, certainly you're thinking, what does this investigation entail?" said Captain Keith Storton, San Luis Obispo Police Department. "We take the information all together and try to determine what types of crimes are being committed, and what are they going to do next."

Police obtained a search warrant and searched a computer used by Newman. They were very concerned about what they found in his web browser's history.

"He was looking up about how to hurt people, how to kill people, how to maim people, how to render people unconscious," said Storton.

Neighbors of Newman, in the 200 block of Ranchita Lane, a neighborhood filled with beautiful homes and signs of children, say Newman was quiet and unassuming, even well-mannered.

"I don't know how many people make searches like that but given the nature of my job and having been involved in other investigations having to do with suspicious circumstances," said Storton, "coupled with the firearms, the flex cuffs, the hand cuffs, duct tape, along with these types of searches, it's very concerning, and it's something we need to investigate further."

Newman is being held without bail at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

Police are urging anyone who may have been a victim of Newman to contact them immediately.

There's no evidence Newman has committed any other crimes, although police are concerned based on what they found in their search of his computer.

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