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Arroyo Grande man arrested on suspicion of stalking

Posted at 3:24 PM, May 09, 2019

Santa Maria police arrested an Arroyo Grande man on suspicion of stalking and dissuading a witness.

Thomas Simmons, 31, was reportedly taken into custody on May 3 during a traffic stop. Police say his arrest came after they had been investigating a stalking case involving Simmons for several days.

Investigators say officers found an assault rifle with loaded high-capacity magazines, a loaded handgun, and additional ammunition in his car. They say they also found other guns and ammunition during a search of his home.

Police say their investigation is still ongoing and they ask anyone with information about this case to call Det. Stowasser at (805) 928-3781 ext. 2288. Anonymous tips can be made by calling (805) 928-3781 ext. 2677.

Thomas Simmons