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Atascadero police arrest wanted man who ran through store, hid in garage

Posted at 5:08 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 20:08:34-04


Justin Ladd, 37 (Courtesy: Atascadero Police Dept.)

Police in Atascadero chased down a man and arrested him near a shopping center Thursday afternoon.

Officers with APD’s Special Enforcement team say they saw a wanted man, 37-year-old Justin Ladd of Paso Robles, in the area of the Vons shopping center.

"When they attempted contact with the subject, he fled on foot, through a business and onto Santa Ysabel Ave.," Sgt. Jason Carr said in a statement.


Photo courtesy: City of Atascadero

Officers surrounded the area and asked CHP’s helicopter crew to help with the search.

The efforts to arrest Ladd attracted a lot of neighborhood attention, as CHP’s H70 hovered overhead and officers could be heard shouting for Ladd to come out with his hands up.

They found Ladd hiding in a garage in the 700 block of Santa Ysabel and arrested him on two felony warrants.


Photos courtesy: Wes Mendoza